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PBA Announces 2010 Sally Beauty Excel Scholarship Winners

Phoenix, AZ (February 10, 2010) - The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) is pleased to announce the 2010 recipients of the PBA | NCA Sally Beauty Excel Scholarship.

Over 200 applications were received and although the selection process was difficult given the high caliber of applicants, the PBA | NCA committee responsible for awarding scholarships is proud to announce the following awards in each of the three qualifying categories.

Five - $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to high school graduates, under the age of 26, desiring to enter the cosmetology profession.

The 2010 winners are:

Jamie Boyd - Spokane, WA

Hilary Honadel - Havre, MT

Sylvia Loya - Phoenix, AZ

Genevieve Rucker - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Cassia Vinson - Odessa, MO

Three - $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to current PBA | NCA section members

for continuing education in the field of cosmetology.

The 2010 winners are:

Kip Lamaison - Palmdale, CA

Melissa Saenz - Montgomery, IL

Pneurissa Stamps - Chicago, IL

Two - $1,000 scholarships have been awarded to deserving children or grandchildren of current PBA | NCA section members pursuing advanced education at the college  level.

The 2010 winners are:

Charles Carillon - Jacksonville, FL, son of NCA Section member William Carillon

Lauren Paytes - Cincinnati, OH, daughter of NCA Section member Sean Paytes

The PBA | NCA Sally Beauty Excel Scholarships are funded by Sally Beauty Supply and administered by PBA. Applications are reviewed by a committee appointed by the President of the NCA section.

All scholarship awards are final and winners will be recognized at the Premiere Orlando show in June 2010.

In mid-April 2010, applications for the 2011 PBA | NCA Sally Beauty Excel Scholarships will be made available. Applications will be due November 15, 2010.

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More About PBA

The Professional Beauty Association's (PBA) purpose is to advance the professional beauty industry by providing its  members with business tools, government advocacy, education, networking, events and more to ensure business and career success with integrity.

PBA is the largest organization of salon professionals with members representing salons and spas, distributors, manufacturers and beginning in 2010, licensed professionals with the addition of the National Cosmetology Association (NCA).

Visit or call 800.468.2274 (480.281.0424) to learn more.

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