Melanie Gottshalk Scholarship
2010 PB Cosmetology Education Centre Graduate
In September 2014 the Aquilino-Gottshalk family lost Melanie Lynn Gottshalk, a daughter, sister, niece, cousin, granddaughter and friend, tragically at the age of 24.
Melanie was a 2009 graduate of Collingswood High School and a 2010 graduate from PB’s Cosmetology Program. At graduation, she received the award for “Most Individualistic.” She was quite a natural at hair and makeup. She worked at several salons and hoped to own her own business one day. She often talked about going back to school to become a women’s counselor, focusing on battered women, hoping to incorporate her cosmetology skills to help rebuild their self esteem.
Mel was smart, beautiful, giving, caring, loving and non judgmental. A true free spirit, she had a rebel soul and a great sense of humor. She could always be found with those she loved whether family, friends or both…laughing non -stop. Her family and friends meant everything to her. She was funny, kind and artistic. She was very charismatic, had her own sense of style and a wonderful personality. She loved hair, makeup, fashion and she was very creative. She loved tattoos, animals, and music. Melanie was truly unique and original in many ways.
The Aquilino-Gottshalk family hopes to give someone who embodies her qualities and spirit a $3,000 scholarship to help them achieve excellence in the field of cosmetology and to honor Melanie’s legacy. To qualify for this scholarship, prospective students must submit a two paged typed essay describing their short term and long term goals in the field of cosmetology. Students must complete a Career Planning Session with the Admissions Department. Students must be prepared to enroll in either the August or September start dates. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2017. For more information please contact the Admissions Office at (856) 456-4927.