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



2014 PBA Minerva Beauty Scholarship -
Applications Now Available!


We are pleased to announce that the 2014 PBA Minerva Beauty Scholarship applications are now available!

Five $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 applications deadline is May 31, 2014. Five 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 a leading manufacturer and distributor of salon equipment. Minerva Beauty is committed to delivering customers equipment with fine craftsmanship and a value that is unmatched in the beauty industry. For more information visit minervabeauty.com.

2013 Minerva Beauty Scholarship Winners

Over 120 applications were received for the 2013 PBA Minerva Beauty 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 2013 scholarship recipients:

  • Shannon Braunschwieg, Randolph, WI
  • Sergio Estrada, Chicago, IL
  • Erin Nieli, Lantona, FL
  • Tricey Wilks, West Lafayette, IN
  • Andrea Yocky, Venice, CA
Congratulations to all of the 2013 recipients!

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Hans Neumaier Memorial Scholarship


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 2014. You must be a current PBA member to apply for this scholarship.

The application deadline is August 31, 2014. 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.

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2015 PBA Sally Beauty Scholarship -
Applications Now Available!


We are pleased to announce that the 2015 PBA Sally Beauty Scholarship applications are now available!

In 2015, seven $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school graduates desiring to enter the cosmetology profession. Click Here to download the student scholarship application or Click Here to complete the online application

Six $500 scholarships will be awarded to current PBA Beauty Professional / NCA section members for continuing education in the field of cosmetology. Only PBA student and licensed professional members are eligible. Click Here to download the PBA member scholarship application or Click Here to complete the online application.

The applications deadline is November 14, 2014. Scholarships will be awarded at ISSE Long Beach 2015. Thirteen scholarship recipients will be chosen and notified by email. All scholarships are funded by Sally Beauty Supply 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 the year 2015.


2014 Sally Scholarship Winners


Over 300 applications were received for the 2014 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:

Fourteen $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to high school graduates, desiring to enter the cosmetology profession. The 2014 winners are:

  • Kelsey Bradbury, ID
  • Evonda Davis, KY
  • Bailey Dawkins, NC
  • Selena Hernandez, SC
  • Ashley McNay, CA
  • Taylor Mehrer, MN
  • Tyra Newman, MS
  • Aerica Pena, CA
  • Keola Ragudo, CA
  • Aaron Saucier, NY
  • Jessica Schroeder, AZ
  • Sarah Elizabeth Stratton, WA
  • Katerina Wesley, MN
  • Magdalena Zawadzki, CT

Eight $500 scholarships have been awarded to current Beauty Professional / NCA members for continuing education in the field of cosmetology. The 2014 winners are:

  • Brenda Bunzey, NY
  • Morgan Longford, TX
  • Katie Miner, OH
  • Jessica Owen, OH
  • Leah Pugh, KY
  • Samantha Carter, IL
  • LaTanya Williams, CA
  • Mahlaina Yeager, OH

Congratulations to all of the 2014 recipients!


Download the Student Application

Download the Professional Application


Lifetime Member Scholarship


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 eight (8) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded over a two-year period (four (4) per year).

The application deadline is March 1, 2015. Four scholarship recipients will be chosen and notified by email. All scholarships are funded by Goldwell New York and Kao USA Inc. 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 PBA Lifetime Member Scholarship Terms, Conditions and Eligibility Rules. Click Here to complete the online application.

Servicing Upstate New York for over 35 years, Goldwell of NY has been dedicated to the salon and spa professional and a premier resource for innovative products, inspirational educational opportunities and business building programs to ensure success. Founded in 1976, the company offers everything for the successful salon and spa business, with an emphasis on continued education and training. "This program not only honors our company's co-founder and PBA Lifetime Member Hans Neumaier, but gives a head start to a future generation of beauty professionals," said Steven Neumaier, president. To learn more, visit www.goldwellny.com.

Kao USA, Inc. is the US office of an international company in constant pursuit of innovation that creates new value for consumers. Since establishment in 1887, Kao has sustained its commitment to the development and manufacture of products based on the perspective of the consumer, striving to contribute to the enrichment of the lives of people globally. Kao's Salon Laboratory in Germany develops Goldwell and KMS brands for salon use. Visit www.kaobrands.com for more information.

Goldwell of NY and Kao USA Inc., are honored to sponsor this worthwhile program which "honors the past while looking to the future," a meaningful tradition for both companies.


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!


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2013 Smooth N' Shine Cosmetology Scholarship


We are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2013 Smooth N' Shine Cosmetology Scholarship.

Schwarzkopf & Henkel, manufacturer of Smooth N' Shine (a national leading brand of ethnic hair styling products), sponsored the "2013 Smooth N' Shine Cosmetology Scholarship." A total of eleven (11) winning applicants were chosen - one (1) grand prize scholarship of up to $25,000 and ten (10) $1,000 scholarships.

The 2013 winners are:
Grand Prize Recipient - Up to $25,000

  • Robert Jones, Anchorage, AK

The 10 $1,000 Recipients are:

  • Rickey Amezquita, CA
  • Ashley Bosch, MI
  • Delilah Filholm, SD
  • Haley Graffia, LA
  • Raleigh Manning, TX
  • Caitlin Mergard, OH
  • LaTonea Miller, IL
  • Josie Nethers, OH
  • Nicole Weaver, PA
  • Lacee Hawkins, MT

Congratulations to all of our 2013 PBA Smooth N' Shine scholarship recipients!