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The Cosmetics Industry Buyers & Suppliers (CIBS) is a nonprofit, professional organization, which encompasses the entire spectrum of the fragrance and beauty packaging industry. Based in New York City, CIBS members include professionals from the skincare, cosmetics, hair, fragrance, componentry, ingredients and manufacturing industries. Teaming up with buyers and suppliers along with publishers & retailers provides a multi-level approach to multi-generational growth for appreciating our past, experiencing our present and creating our future.

Officially created in 1948, a small group of cosmetic industry purchasing and salespeople, who were looking for “friendly surroundings” and a place to meet, held their first informal meeting on December 4, 1947. From that humble beginning, CIBS was established. Today, the CIBS membership community is proud to provide opportunities for thousands to meet, host and feel a part of our evolving marketplace. We continue to encourage membership enrollment and participation.

CIBS provides members with unique social networking opportunities through our monthly meetings, which features prominent guest speakers, and our special events throughout the year. With the commitment to excellence in the industry, CIBS participates with scholarship programs, ensuring future generations of leaders.

We stand proud as a united organization for the support of all levels and values in the growing global market of today’s beauty and lifestyle industry.

In keeping with our charter to help future leaders enter and excel in our industry we are pleased to offer the following scholarships each year to well deserving undergraduate students:


Rutgers University Scholarship

$2500 prize awarded to a well deserving
undergraduate student in the
Packaging Engineering program at
Rutgers University’s School of Engineering


Fashion Institute of Technology Scholarship

$2500 prize awarded to a well deserving undergraduate student in the Package Design or Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing program at NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology



CIBS Members Only Scholarship

$2500 prize awarded to the natural or legally adopted child enrolled in a college, university, or vocational schoolof CIBS members (Active/Associate/Sustaining/Honorable as defined by the constitution) in good standing with the organization that have paid dues for the current year and one year prior.


The selection of the winner will be
randomly drawn in a lottery of all
eligible applicants during the
November 8
th Members Only Luncheon

Only completed applications will be considered

For more information regarding these scholarships, please contact