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



HANS NEUMAIER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


We are pleased to announce that the 2017 PBA Hans Neumaier Scholarship applications are now available!

PBA gratefully acknowledges the family of 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 2017. 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, 2017. 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.

2016 Hans Neumaier Scholarship Winners:

  • Brittany Garrett, IL
  • Alyvia Ham, FL
  • Sara Schoshke, CO
  • Tami Skendzel, OR

Congratulations to all of the 2016 recipients!

Complete the Online Application


PBA Scruples Scholarship

Sponsored by Scruples

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 PBA Scruples Scholarship for New Salon Owners applications are now available!

One scholarship of up to $1,000 will be awarded to a new salon owner. You must be a new salon owner (salon open for 12 months or less as of 12/31/17), and your salon must have 4 or fewer stylists (W-2 employees). The application deadline is December 31, 2017.

The scholarship can be used for business or technology related education and/or resources for the salon owner. This scholarship is not for technical education and/or salon equipment. Please see the scholarship terms and conditions for further details.

PBA gratefully acknowledges Scruples for funding this scholarship opportunity. Scruples is a fashion forward manufacturer of professional hair care products that is dedicated to serving the needs of hairstylists and their clients. Providing smart solutions for hair salons and stylists enabling them to grow their business creatively and profitably. Scruples is headquartered in south Minneapolis where it is privately owned and operated. Visit scrupleshaircare.com for more information.

A total of one (1) $1,000 scholarship will be awarded for 2017. The application deadline is December 31, 2017. One scholarship recipient will be chosen and notified by email. All scholarships are funded by Scruples 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 2018. Please click here for the PBA Scruples Scholarship Terms, Conditions and Eligibility Rules.


Complete the Online Application


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 2018. The application deadline is March 1, 2018. 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 2018. 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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2017 Lifetime Member Scholarship Winners

  • Evan Erickson, TX
  • Olivia Gass, CO
  • Erin Leininger, MI
  • Tracy Nguyen, CA
  • Summer Patterson, CA

Congratulations to all of the 2017 recipients!

 

2016 Lifetime Member Scholarship Winners

  • Laura Jones, MN
  • Catherine Lopez, OH
  • Natalia Pryannik, CA
  • Heather Tonarelli, CA
  • Kylie Youmans, CO

Congratulations to all of the 2016 recipients!



PBA MINERVA BEAUTY COSMETOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP


We are excited to announce that the 2018 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 completed the online application. The application deadline is May 31, 2018. 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.

2017 PBA Minerva Beauty Cosmetology 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 2017 scholarship recipients:

  • Sherrell Brown, TX
  • Heather Bulla, GA
  • Monica Clark, OH
  • Ashley Crawford, TX
  • Caroline Greenfield, OR
  • Janine Junio, HI
  • Meaghan Nisse, UT
  • Taylor Shockley, IL
  • Sylvia Williams, IN
  • Kay Yang, SC

Congratulations to all of the 2017 recipients!


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