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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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K18 FUTURE ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP FUND

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS December 31, 2021

Five (5) - $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to traditionally minority students currently enrolled in a cosmetology program in the US resulting in a cosmetology license.

  • Application deadline is December 31, 2021
  • Five (5) scholarship recipients will be chosen and notified by email
  • Scholarship funds awarded must be used within six months of being awarded
  • All scholarships are funded by K18 Hair 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.

K18 Future Artist Scholarship Fund Terms & Conditions

ABOUT K18 HAIR

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At K18, we’re on a mission to rewrite the rules on haircare. When talking about who our product is for, we lead with the statement ALL HAIR TYPES, ALL GENERATIONS, ALL TYPES OF EXPRESSION. This is because we know hair (and people) on a molecular level are all the same and all deserve to be celebrated. That’s why we want to build our rallying cry with the voices of all kinds of hair innovators.

THE FUTURE ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP FUND is dedicated to supporting the next generation of BIPOC stylists with the funds needed to kickstart their education. These 5 scholarships ensure 5 of the industry’s most innovative minds have their chance at rewriting the rules on haircare without having to worry about their access to the quality education they need to get them started. 
For more information about K18 Hair, click here.

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KENDALL ONG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline is October 15, 2021

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

  • Application Deadline is October 15, 2021
  • 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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Simply Business Scholarship 

Application deadline is October 31, 2021

Three (3) - $250 scholarships will be awarded to PBA Business of 1 membership for industry related continuing education.  Applicant must be a licensed barber, cosmetologist, and/or esthetician.

  • Application Deadline is October 31, 2021
  • Three (3) scholarship recipients will be chosen and notified by email
  • All scholarships are funded by Simply Business 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.

Simply Business Scholarship Full Terms and Conditions

ABOUT SIMPLY BUSINESS:

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Simply Business is an online business insurance brokerage that specializes in one thing: protecting the businesses our customers are working hard to build. We’re doing this by simplifying the insurance-buying process for small businesses, especially within the micro & 'Business of 1' segment. Bottom line, we’re passionate about building an outstanding product for our customers - one that empowers their entrepreneurial spirit.

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Rosy Salon Software Scholarship 

Application deadline is November 15, 2021

Six (6) - $500 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 November 15, 2021
  • Six (6) 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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ELITE BEAUTY SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline is December 15, 2021

Two (2) - $250 scholarships will be awarded to PBA Business of 1 membership for industry related continuing education.   

  • Application Deadline is December 15, 2021
  • Two (2) scholarship recipients will be chosen and notified by email
  • All scholarships are funded by Elite Beauty Society 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.

Elite Beauty Society Scholarship Full Terms and Conditions 

ABOUT ELITE BEAUTY SOCIETY:

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Elite Beauty Society was designed by beauty professionals, for beauty professionals. EBS is dedicated to providing the most affordable and comprehensive professional and general liability coverage for cosmetologists, estheticians, nail technicians, barbers, makeup artists, and all professionals in this industry. In addition to complete career coverage Elite Beauty Society offers free resources + exclusive member benefits and more.

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MILADY RISE SCHOLARSHIP

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 15, 2021

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

  • Application deadline is December 15, 2021
  • 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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HELEN OF TROY BEAUTY SCHOLARSHIP

Application Deadline is December 31, 2021

Five (5) $7,000 scholarships will be awarded to cosmetology students enrolled in or intending to enroll in a cosmetology program resulting in a cosmetology license in the US.  Helen of Troy is committed to positive change, celebrating all races, ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientation, and gender identities. To show their commitment, Helen of Troy is awarding at least half of all scholarships to applicants in the following minority categories: Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Black or African American.  

  • Application Deadline is December 31, 2021
  • Three (5) scholarship recipients will be chosen and notified by email
  • All scholarships are funded by Helen of Troy 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.

Helen of Troy Beauty Scholarship Full Terms and Conditions

ABOUT HELEN OF TROY:

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Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ: HELE) is a leading global consumer products company offering creative solutions for our customers through a strong portfolio of well-recognized and widely-trusted brands, including our Leadership Brands OXO, Hydro Flask, Vicks, Braun, Honeywell, PUR, Hot Tools and Drybar. We seek out and build world-class brands, which have meaningful positions and outstanding products that elevate people’s lives everywhere, every day. We boldly bring brands into our family, where we nurture what makes them great. We are proudly powered by our exceptional people, and their experience and skills build superb businesses and create best-in-class capabilities in every corner of our company.

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PBA Lifetime Member

Application deadline is March 31, 2022

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, 2022
  • 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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