K&BDN Scholarships Available in '03

K&BDN Scholarships Available in '03

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 third year by Kitchen & Bath Design News.

The "Student Designer Scholarship" program, begun in 2001, will be repeated in 2003, announced K&BDN publisher Eliot Sefrin and NKBA officials.

"Kitchen & Bath Design News is very pleased, once again, to be able to give something back to the industry and help 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.

"We just hope, through this program, that we can help raise the number of qualified designers entering our industry," he added.
Offered in 2003 will be a series of scholarships totaling $5,000, Sefrin noted. Scholarship winners will also be invited, as K&BDN's guest, to attend the 2003 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show (K/BIS) and National Kitchen & Bath Conference, set for April 11-13 in Orlando. The winners will be presented with their awards as part of the NKBA's Gala Dinner on April 10, the evening prior to the opening of the three-day K/BIS.

In order to be considered for a Student Designer Scholarship, applicants must be registered as a full-time student in one of the National Kitchen and Bath Association's Endorsed College programs; must be either in their sophomore or junior year; and must have a minimum total GPA of 3.0. They must also submit an essay of no more than 1,500 words on the topic of "What Are The Most Important Attributes to Becoming a Good Kitchen & Bath Design Professional?"

Judging will be conducted by NKBA past president Gary West, CKD, CBD, and executive officer Allan Pattison, CMKBD, along with 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.