Hackensack, NJ A scholarship program aimed at assisting the educational endeavors of promising kitchen/bath design students at NKBA-endorsed colleges will be offered for the fourth year in 2004 by Kitchen & Bath Design News.
The "Student Designer Scholarship" program, begun in 2001, will once again consist of three scholarships totaling $5,000, announced Kitchen & Bath Design News publisher Eliot Sefrin and NKBA officials.
"Kitchen & Bath Design News is very pleased, once again, to be able to assist deserving students in their efforts to enter the kitchen and bath design profession with the solid educational foundation offered by NKBA-endorsed colleges," Sefrin said.
Offered in 2004 will be scholarships of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000, Sefrin said. The winning students will be presented with their awards as part of the NKBA's Gala Dinner on April 1, the evening prior to the opening of the 2004 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, set for this year in Chicago.
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 total GPA of at least 3.0. They must also submit an essay of no more than 1,500 words on the topic of "What it is about the kitchen and bath profession that has made you select it as your future career."
Judging will be conducted by NKBA past president Gary West, CKD, CBD, 2004 v.p. Allan Pattison, CMKBD, and Sefrin.
There are some 30 colleges that currently take part in the NKBA Endorsed College Program, a program that was established to offer quality training to prospective kitchen and bath design professionals.