K&BDN Awards Trio of Scholarships

Las Vegas — A trio of college scholarships totaling $5,000 has been awarded to kitchen and bath design students for winning the 2005 "Student Designer Scholarship," sponsored by K&BDN.

The awards were presented by K&BDN editorial director and publisher Eliot Sefrin during ceremonies at last month’s K/BIS. The winners were:

  • First Place: Kristen Johnsrude, Lakeland College, Vermillion, AB Canada.
  • Second Place: Deborah Bedell, Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, VA.
  • Third Place: Nancy Giunta, Century College, White Bear Lake, MN.

    "These students are to be commended for their maturity, hard work and potential," Sefrin said.

    The "Student Designer Scholarship" program, begun in 2001, is meant to aid the educational pursuits of kitchen/bath design students at NKBA-endorsed colleges. Three scholarships – of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000 – are given each year with winning students invited, as guests of K&BDN and the NKBA, to attend the three-day Kitchen/Bath Industry Show.

    Applicants needed to be a full-time student in one of NKBA’s Endorsed College programs, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. They were also asked to write an essay on the role of kitchens and baths in the 21st-Century American home.

    Judging was conducted by NKBA past president Gary West, CKD, CBD; 2005 president-elect Allan Pattison, CMKBD, and Sefrin.

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