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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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SIMPLY BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: February 15, 2023

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PBA LIFETIME MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: March 31, 2023

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MILADY RISE SCHOLARHIP

DEADLINE: May 15, 2023

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Kendall Ong Memorial Scholarship

DEADLINE: July 15, 2023

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MY SALON Suite Student Scholarship

DEADLINE: August 15, 2023

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ROSY SALON SOFTWARE SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: October 1, 2023

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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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MILADY RISE SCHOLARSHIP

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MAY 15, 2023

Twelve (12) - $500 scholarships will be awarded to students currently enrolled in school (6) and active licensed professionals (6).  

  • Application deadline is May 15, 2023
  • Twelve (12) 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

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ABOUT MILADY

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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.

Kendall Ong Memorial Scholarship

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS July 15, 2023

  • Application deadline is July 15, 2023
  • 3 - $250 scholarships for licensed cosmetologists for continuing education.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified by email.
  • All scholarships are funded 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. Any unused PBA Kendall Ong Memorial Scholarship funds will carry forward to the next scholarship period.

Kendall Ong Scholarship Terms and Conditions

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ABOUT Kendall Ong

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Kendall Ong was born in Phoenix, Arizona on November 2, 1956 and passed away on October 29, 2020 in Germany. He was a leader in the hair industry who worked at Armando Hair Design and Vidal Sassoon. He and his wife, Beate Assmuth, operated Mane Attraction Salon for 21 years.

MY SALON Suite Student Scholarship

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS August 15, 2023

  • Application deadline is August 15, 2023
  • 5 - $1,000 scholarships for students pursing careers in cosmetology, barbering, esthetics, nails or massage.
  • Scholarship recipients will be notified by email.
  • All scholarships are funded by MY SALON Suite 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 2023.

MY SALON Suite Scholarship Terms and Conditions

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ABOUT MY Salon Suite

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MY SALON Suite brings beauty professionals together, across a wide variety of specialties, providing space to be yourself, build your business, and benefit from a creative community.

Simply Business Scholarship

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS February 15, 2023

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.

  • Application deadline is February 15, 2023
  • Four (4) - $250 scholarships will be awarded to current PBA Business of 1 Members who are licensed cosmetologist, barber or esthetician.
  • Scholarship recipients will be 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 in 2023.

Simply Business Scholarship Terms and Conditions

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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.

PBA Lifetime Member

Application deadline is March 31, 2023

Scholarships will be awarded to current PBA Preferred and Student Members for continuing education or cosmetology school. A total of five (5) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2023.

  • 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 2023.

Full PBA Lifetime Scholarship terms, conditions and eligibility rules.

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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 educational purposes. Joseph's record of industry involvement was remarkable.

Rosy Salon Software Scholarship 

Application deadline is October 1, 2023

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, 2023
  • 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 Software Scholarship Terms & Conditions

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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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