The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) announced that Schwarzkopf & Henkel, manufacturer of Smooth 'N Shine, will sponsor the "2013 Smooth 'N Shine Cosmetology Scholarship." With a grand prize of up to $25,000 and ten $1,000 scholarships available, students currently in high school or high school graduates enrolled in or intending to enroll in a program resulting in a cosmetology (hairstyling) license are eligible to enter. All applications must be submitted by October 31, 2012. Winners will be notified by January 15, 2013.

“PBA is honored to partner with Schwarzkopf & Henkel and their sponsorship of the Smooth ‘N Shine scholarships will have a tremendous impact on helping today’s cosmetology students become tomorrow’s industry leaders,” says Rachel Molepske, Manager of Leadership Operations and Charitable Programs.

 To enter, eligible applicants must submit two letters of recommendation and a typed essay describing the qualities they possess that will make them "shine" in cosmetology school and their future career. Proof of enrollment / intended enrollment in a cosmetology program is also required. (See application for full details.)

 "Schwarzkopf & Henkel is thrilled to promote beauty education through the Smooth 'N Shine Cosmetology scholarship program. Our goal is to help and inspire these deserving students to reach their full career potential and be successful in our industry," said Kathy Alaama, Vice President of Marketing, Schwarzkopf & Henkel.

 Applications will be reviewed and scholarships awarded by a committee appointed by the President of PBA's Beauty Professional/NCA membership section. All scholarships are funded by Schwarzkopf & Henkel and administered by the PBA Foundation. Scholarship awards are final and the grand prize winner will be announced at the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Long Beach on January 28, 2013.

 The "2013 Smooth 'N Shine Scholarship" application and additional information is available at www.probeauty.org/scholarships,or by calling PBA at 800.468.2274.