The Outer Banks Community Foundation is thrilled to announce its newest scholarship endowment: Linda Porter’s Shear Genius Scholarship Fund, which was established to celebrate the salon’s 35th anniversary.
The Shear Genius Scholarship Fund will provide need-based scholarships to cosmetology students from Dare County. Shear Genius Salon in Nags Head was founded in 1978 by Linda Porter, who herself attended cosmetology school on scholarship, and was thus inspired to give back to her community. Linda Porter’s Shear Genius Scholarship Fund will make its first scholarship in 2015.
Linda is pictured with Community Foundation board members Loretta Michael (left) and Bob Muller (right).