Applicants needing financial help to pursue their cosmetology schooling goals found respite with the Professional Beauty Association/National Cosmetology Association Sally Beauty Excel Scholarships.
“Sally Beauty is proud to have supported the NCA over the past 19 years by providing over $190,000 in scholarships for cosmetologists,” comments Mike Spinozzi, president of Sally Beauty Supply.
Seven high school students received $1,000 scholarships for cosmetology school:
Sandra Arredonda from Greely, CO
Paola Campos from Valencia, CA
Agata Grzywacz from Chicago, IL
Amanda Hulett from Craig, NE
Alysa Loo from Santa Fe Springs, CA
Mahlaina Yaeger from Aurora, OH
Mary Zielke from Bartlett, IL
Six current association members received $500 scholarships for continuing education:
Rebecca Ealy from Ferndale, MI
Lisa Filiatrault from Duluth, MN
Karina Fraco from Lincolnwood, IL
Lenya Gregory-Perkins from Washington, D.C.
Teresa Isaac from Skokie, IL
Gina Raimi from Mass Park, NY
Applications for the 2012 PBA | NCA Sally Beauty Excel Scholarships are now available for new students and current association members continuing their education. The deadline for entry is November 15, 2011, and the scholarships will be awarded at the 2012 International Salon and Spa Expo Long Beach show.
[Photo courtesy PBA] Pictured in the photo from left to right: Grace Santiler-Nowik, vice president, Beauty Professional Section PBA/NCA; Bruce Selan, chair, PBA/NCA; Paola Campos and Alyssa Looand, who accepted on behalf of the 13 scholarship winners; and Mike Spinozzi, president, Sally Beauty Supply.