Student Scholarship Program Set Again for 2005

Hackensack, NJ - A scholarship program aimed at assisting the educational endeavors of promising kitchen/bath design students at National Kitchen & Bath Association-endorsed colleges will be offered for the fifth consecutive year in 2005 by Kitchen & Bath Design News.

The "Student Designer Scholarship" program, begun in 2001, will once again consist of three scholarships totaling $5,000, announced K&BDN publisher Eliot Sefrin, along with officials from the Hackettstown, NJ-based NKBA.

"Kitchen & Bath Design News is very pleased to be able to once again assist deserving students in their efforts to enter the kitchen and bath design profession with the solid educational foundation offered by NKBA-endorsed colleges," said Sefrin.

Offered in 2005 will be scholarships of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000, according to Sefrin. The winning students will be presented with their awards at a special ceremony during the NKBA Student membership Luncheon May 11, at the 2005 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show (K/BIS).

Scholarship winners will also be invited, as K&BDN's guest, to attend the three-day K/BIS and the concurrent National Kitchen & Bath Conference, in Las Vegas.

In order to be considered for a Student Designer Scholarship, applicants must be registered as a full-time student in one of NKBA's Endorsed College programs, and must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

They must also submit an essay of no more than 1,500 words on the following topic: "What role do you see kitchens and baths playing in the 21st-Century American home, and why?"

The deadline for the essays is March 18.

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

There are some 30 colleges that take part in the NKBA Endorsed College Program, which was established to offer quality training to prospective kitchen and bath design professionals.

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