Scholarships
PBA is pleased to administer scholarships to both future and current professionals.


Lifetime Member Scholarship

Sponsored by the Joseph L. Weir Trust

Another way PBA honors Lifetime Members is through educational scholarships. These scholarships celebrate the spirit of commitment to the association which has been demonstrated by the Lifetime Member through fostering the advancement and education of individual members. Scholarships will be awarded to current PBA individual and student members to use towards continuing education or cosmetology school.

A total of five (5) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2017. The application deadline is March 1, 2017. Five scholarship recipients will be chosen and notified by email. All scholarships are funded by The Joseph L Weir Trust and administered by the Professional Beauty Association Foundation. Applications will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the PBA Chair. All scholarship awards are final. Scholarship funds awarded must be used in 2017. Please click here for the PBA Lifetime Member Scholarship Terms, Conditions and Eligibility Rules.

Joseph L. Weir Trust:

The PBA Lifetime Member Scholarship is made available because of the Joseph L. Weir Trust. The Trust was established in 1984 by the estate of Joseph Weir for charitable and education purposes. Joseph’s record of industry involvement was remarkable. Joseph joined the National Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Association in 1947, became active on the Board of Directors in 1954, served as president of the board for three terms and received honorary lifetime membership in 1974. Joseph also led in the development of the cosmetology school accrediting system still in use today.

The Joseph L. Weir Trust is honored to sponsor this worthwhile program which honors the past while looking to the future.


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2016 Lifetime Member Scholarship Winners

  • Laura Jones, MN
  • Cora Kubischka, NY
  • Natalia Pryannik, CA
  • Heather Tonarelli, CA
  • Kylie Youmans, CO

Congratulations to all of the 2016 recipients!


2015 Lifetime Member Scholarship Winners

  • Shirley Avila, CA
  • AnnMarie Fiss, CA
  • Katrina Ruiz, UT
  • Keke Vasquez, CA

Congratulations to all of the 2015 recipients!


2014 Lifetime Member Scholarship Winners

  • Thu-Trang Tran, CA
  • LaTanya Williams, CA
  • Marylynn Wormley, NY
  • Susie Young, CA

Congratulations to all of the 2014 recipients!



2016 PBA Minerva Beauty Scholarship


We are pleased to announce that the 2016 PBA Minerva Beauty Scholarship applications are now available!

Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students currently enrolled in an accredited cosmetology school. Click Here to download the scholarship application or Click Here to complete the online application. The application deadline is May 31, 2016. Ten scholarship recipients will be chosen and notified by email. All scholarships are funded by Minerva Beauty and administered by the Professional Beauty Association Foundation. Applications will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the PBA Chair. All scholarship awards are final. Scholarship funds awarded must be used within one year of being awarded.

Minerva Beauty, Inc. is a privately held, American owned, company based in Monroe, Georgia and is a leading manufacturer and distributor of salon equipment. Minerva Beauty is committed to delivering customer’s equipment with fine craftsmanship and a value that is unmatched in the beauty industry. For more information visit minervabeauty.com.

2015 Minerva Beauty Scholarship Winners
Although the selection process was difficult given the high caliber of applicants, the PBA committee responsible for awarding scholarships is proud to announce the following 2015 scholarship recipients:

  • Kelly-Jo Coiley, Dover-Foxcroft, ME
  • Tammy Frates, Worcester, MA
  • Lizbeth Hernandez, Torrance, CA
  • Audrey Horton, Tinley Park, IL
  • Wynter Ward, Petersburg, VA

Congratulations to all of the 2015 recipients!


HANS NEUMAIER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


We are pleased to announce that the 2016 PBA Hans Neumaier Scholarship applications are now available!

PBA gratefully acknowledges Hans Neumaier, PBA Lifetime member who personally funded this scholarship opportunity.

Hans' career in hairdressing and the beauty business spanned 70 successful years, with 55 years as a member of NCA and PBA. His story is one of a PBA Lifetime Member who had dedicated his life to the beauty industry he loved.

The maximum award is $1,000 and a minimum of four scholarships will be awarded in 2016. You must be a current PBA student member enrolled full time in an accredited cosmetology school in order to apply for this scholarship.

The application deadline is August 31, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be chosen and notified by email. All scholarships are funded by Hans Neumaier, PBA Lifetime Member, and administered by the Professional Beauty Association Foundation. Applications will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the PBA Chair. All scholarship awards are final. Scholarship funds awarded must be used within one year of being awarded. Please click here for the scholarship terms, conditions and eligibility rules.

2015 Hans Neumaier Scholarship Winners:

  • Adrianna Amos, TX
  • Victoria Buchannon, AZ
  • Shelby Ferriell, IL
  • Stefanie Heald, CO
  • Rebekah Shaffer, CA

Congratulations to all of the 2015 recipients!

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2016 PBA Sally Beauty Scholarship


Please check back for information regarding the 2016 PBA Sally Beauty Scholarship.



2015 Sally Scholarship Winners


Over 300 applications were received for the 2015 PBA Sally Beauty Excel Scholarship. Although the selection process was difficult given the high caliber of applicants, the PBA committee responsible for awarding scholarships is proud to announce the following awards in each of the two qualifying categories:

Seven $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to high school graduates, desiring to enter the cosmetology profession.
The 2015 winners are:

  • Alexus Bridgers, DC
  • Breanna Freitas, NH
  • Jamese Harrison, CA
  • Natalia Wollmuth, IL
  • Amra Kozica, TX
  • Tori French, NM
  • Mary Haro, CA
  • Kelsey Stafford, ID
  • Rachael France, NY
  • Angela Taylor, WV

Six $500 scholarships have been awarded to current Beauty Professional / NCA members for continuing education in the field of cosmetology.
The 2015 winners are:

  • Sheena Bowker, NM
  • Elina Butler, CA
  • Karina Franco, IL
  • Kaitlin MacEwen, OH
  • Andrea Primm, KS
  • Katrina Ruiz, UT

Congratulations to all of the 2015 recipients!

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Are you looking for additional scholarship opportunities? Click here for additional scholarship opportunities through the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation.