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!
Three (3) $500 scholarships will be awarded to licensed cosmetologists for industry-related continuing education.
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.
Ten (10) - $500 scholarships will be awarded to students currently enrolled in school (5) and active licensed professionals (5).
Milady is on a mission to prove that a career in the beauty industry can lead to professional success and personal fulfillment. In pursuit of this mission, they create forward-thinking education that reshapes the industry and uplifts the next generation of beauty professionals. For more information about Milady, click here.
Scholarships will be awarded to current PBA Business of 1 Members to use towards continuing education or cosmetology school. A total of four (4) $250 scholarships will be awarded.
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.
Scholarships will be awarded to BIPOC Cosmetology Students and BIPOC licensed professionals for continuing education or cosmetology school.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Zayn Shaikh, 2020 Recipient
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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