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Scholarships

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Apply for a PBA Scholarship

Whether you are a student in professional beauty school or a licensed professional wanting to continue their education, the Professional Beauty Association offers scholarships to help you in your career. Education advances our industry, and PBA is dedicated to continually offering beauty professionals opportunities to grow their careers through education. We encourage all future and current beauty professionals to apply for all educational opportunities available!

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SIX INCH SHEARS SCHOLARHSIP

DEADLINE: September 15, 2022

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KENDALL ONG MEMORIAL SCHOLARHSIP

DEADLINE: October 15, 2022

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MILADY RISE SCHOLARHIP

DEADLINE: November 15, 2022

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PBA LIFETIME MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: March 31, 2023

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ROSY SALON SOFTWARE SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: October 1, 2022

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Hair Freedom for All Fund Scholarship

DEADLINE: December 31, 2022

sponsor a scholarship!

Sponsoring a scholarship is a great way to show your brand’s support and commitment to educational opportunities. This unique marketing opportunity is also tax deductible.

Find out how to sponsor a scholarship by contacting Rachel Molepske, at rachel@probeauty.org or 480.455.3453.

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Six Inch Shears Scholarship

Application deadline is September 15, 2022

Two (2) - $500 scholarships will be awarded to tudents currently enrolled in school that will result in a barber license or active licensed cosmetologists who are returning to school to obtain their barber license.

  • Application Deadline is September 15, 2022
  • Two (2) scholarship recipients will be chosen and notified by email
  • All scholarships are funded by Six Inch Shears 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.

Six Inch Shears Scholarships Full Terms and Conditions

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Rosy Salon Software Scholarship 

Application deadline is October 1, 2022

Two (2) - $250 scholarships will be awarded to students currently enrolled in a cosmetology, barber or esthetics program in the US or Canada resulting in a cosmetology, barber or esthetics license.  To show their dedication to diversity, inclusivity, and bettering the lives of others, Rosy Salon Software is awarding at least half of all scholarships to minority students.

  • Application deadline is October 1, 2022
  • Two (2) scholarship recipients will be chosen and notified by email
  • Scholarship funds awarded must be used within one year of being awarded
  • All scholarships are funded by Rosy Salon Software administered by the Professional Beauty Association Foundation. Applications will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the PBA Chair. All scholarship awards are final.
Rosy Salon Scholarship Terms & Conditions

The PBA Rosy Salon Software scholarship helps me to make this dream possible by giving me financial autonomy. I see the scholarship as one of the keys to my success and I appreciate it immensely, thank you.

Zayn Shaikh, 2020 Recipient

ABOUT ROSY SALON SOFTWARE:

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Rosy Salon Software is the first cloud-based salon and spa scheduling and management software. Designed by former salon and spa owners, this comprehensive suite of scheduling and business tools offers features that are created exclusively for salons and spas. Learn more about Rosy Salon Software. 

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KENDALL ONG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline is October 15, 2022

Three (3) $500 scholarships will be awarded to licensed cosmetologists for industry-related continuing education.

  • Application Deadline is October 15, 2022
  • Three (3) scholarship recipients will be chosen and notified by email
  • All scholarships are funded by the family and friends of Kendall Ong 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

PBA Kendall Ong Scholarship Full Terms and Conditions

ABOUT KENDALL:

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Kendall Ong was a humble, yet influential leader in the industry and with PBA. As a successful salon owner for over 22 years and a respected artist, Kendall was part of PBA’s Salon/Spa Leadership Council until 2014 as well as a prominent member of the NAHA Committee. He was a master of the craft and we are saddened to lose such an important leader in our community.   To celebrate the life of Kendall, a scholarship has been created to help support licensed cosmetologists through continuing education. PBA gratefully acknowledges the family and friends of Kendall for helping to make the Kendall Ong Memorial Scholarship possible through their generous support.

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MILADY RISE SCHOLARSHIP

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 15, 2022

Ten (10) - $500 scholarships will be awarded to students currently enrolled in school (5) and active licensed professionals (5).  

  • Application deadline is November 15, 2022
  • Ten (10) scholarship recipients will be chosen and notified by email
  • Scholarship funds awarded must be used within six months of being awarded
  • Applicants must be Milady RISE Certified in Client Well-Being & Safety (students at Milady RISE Partner schools get free access)
  • Must be currently enrolled in school (and in good standing) or a licensed professional currently working as a beauty/wellness professional
  • Must be a Cosmetology, Nail Tech, Barbering, Esthetics, and Massage student or licensed professional
  • All scholarships are funded by Milady 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.
Milady RISE Scholarship Fund Terms & Conditions

ABOUT MILADY

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Milady is on a mission to drive career success and this scholarship, exclusive to Milady RISE-certified individuals who understand the impact you’re able to make, is here to help you continue your growth in the industry. For more information about Milady, click here.

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Hair Freedom for All Fund Scholarship

Application deadline is December 31, 2022

Scholarships will be awarded to BIPOC Cosmetology Students and BIPOC licensed professionals for continuing education or cosmetology school.

  • Application deadline is December 31, 2022
  • Scholarships will be awarded to BIPOC Cosmetology Students and BIPOC licensed professionals for continuing education or cosmetology school.
  • 2 - $5,000 scholarships for BIPOC Cosmetology Students; 10 - $1,000 scholarships for BIPOC licensed professionals for continuing education. Applications will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the PBA Chair. All scholarship awards are final. Scholarship funds awarded must be used in 2023.

Full Hair Freedom for All Fund Scholarship terms, conditions and eligibility rules.

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PBA Lifetime Member

Application deadline is March 31, 2023

Scholarships will be awarded to current PBA Preferred and Student Members to use towards continuing education or cosmetology school. A total of five (5) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2022.

  • Application deadline is March 31, 2023
  • Scholarships will be awarded to current PBA Preferred  and Student Members to use towards continuing education or cosmetology school
  • Five (5) scholarship recipients will be chosen and notified by email. All scholarships are funded by The Joseph L Weir Trust and administered by the PBA Charities. Applications will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the PBA Chair. All scholarship awards are final. Scholarship funds awarded must be used in 2022.

Full PBA Lifetime Scholarship terms, conditions and eligibility rules.

ABOUT THE LIFETIME MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP:

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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.

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.

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