The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is now accepting applications for the 2016 Lifetime Member Scholarship, the 2016 Minerva Beauty Scholarship, and the 2016 Hans Neumaier Memorial Scholarship.
The PBA is awarding the Joseph L. Weir Lifetime Member scholarship 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 2016. The application deadline is March 1, 2016. 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.
This scholarship is available because of the Joseph L. Weir Trust, in 1984 by the estate of Joseph Weir for charitable and education purposes. Joseph’s joined the National Hairdressers and Cosmetologists Association in 1947, served as president of the board for three terms, and received honorary lifetime membership in 1974.Click here to apply.
For the Minerva Beauty Scholarship, five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to PBA student members currently enrolled in an accredited cosmetology school. The application deadline is May 31, 2016. All scholarships are funded by Minerva Beauty, a leading manufacturer and distributor of salon equipment, and administered by the PBA Foundation. Click here to apply.
The 2015 Minerva Beauty Scholarship Winners:
Kelly-Jo Coiley, Dover-Foxcroft, ME
Tammy Frates, Worcester, Mass.
Lizbeth Hernandez, Torrance, Calif.
Audrey Horton, Tinley Park, Ill.
Wynter Ward, Petersburg, Va.
PBA is also offering the 2016 PBA Hans Neumaier Scholarship. Neumaier was a PBA lifetime member who personally funded this scholarship opportunity. His career in hairdressing and the beauty business spanned 70 successful years, with 55 years as a member of NCA and PBA. A minimum of four scholarships will be awarded in 2016, with the maximum award at $1,000. The application deadline is August 31, 2016. Click here to apply.
The 2015 Hans Neumaier Scholarship Winners:
Adrianna Amos, Tex.
Victoria Buchannon, Ariz.
Shelby Ferriell, Ill.
Stefanie Heald, Col.
Rebekah Shaffer, Calif.
To be eligible for either scholarship, you must be a current PBA student member enrolled full time in an accredited cosmetology school. Scholarship recipients will be chosen and notified by email. All scholarships are 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.
Becoming a PBA student member not only allows you access to these scholarship opportunities, but also discounted admission to industry events, access to the PBA Insurance Marketplace and scholarship opportunities, 5% discount at Sally Beauty Supply, complimentary subscription to American Salon magazine, and other offers to benefit students, such as discounted entry fees to PBA’s Beacon Program. Annual dues are $20. Click here to apply.
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