Pioneer Balloon Company, manufacturer of Qualatex balloons, has been the balloon world’s educational leader for more than two decades, helping professionals set high standards for creative artistry and business expertise. In 2006, Pioneer established two scholarships that challenge professionals to reach even higher: the Treb Heining Pioneer Visionary Scholarship and the Marvin Hardy Pioneer Visionary Scholarship. These educational awards honor the stellar contributions of these two industry legends by passing the torch to emerging leaders.
The Pioneer Visionary Scholarships are designed to help balloon professionals develop and apply their entrepreneurial expertise. Recipients must demonstrate a clear vision for:
• the deliberate growth of their business
• specific ways they plan to apply education gained from their chosen professional event to help implement that growth.
Several annual disbursements will be made, each funding attendance for one entrepreneur to a well-known industry event of their choosing in the USA or Europe. Each scholarship includes transportation to and from the educational event, complete registration, and lodging expenses for the duration of the event. Travel and registration arrangements will be made by Pioneer Balloon Company. Eligibility is open to balloon professionals around the world.
Eligibility The Treb Heining Pioneer Visionary Scholarship is for balloon decor professionals. The Marvin Hardy Pioneer Visionary Scholarship is for professional balloon entertainers. Scholarships will be granted to entrepreneurs whose businesses significantly rely on the use of professional-quality balloons.
Candidates must demonstrate a knowledge of balloons, and must have worked in the balloon industry long enough to benefit from the educational opportunities at their selected event.
CBA accreditation and QBN membership are not required, but professional credentials will be considered relevant in the selection process.
Selection will be based on the submitted application and follow-up interviews. Recipients will be determined by a scholarship board, which includes representatives from Pioneer Balloon Company and the event for which the scholarship is being awarded.
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