First Scholarship Winners to Be Announced

First Scholarship Winners to Be Announced

Orlando, FL A trio of students enrolled in kitchen and bath curriculums at NKBA-endorsed colleges have been named as winners in a new scholarship program launched this year by Kitchen & Bath Design News.

The students, to be presented with scholarships at this month's Kitchen/Bath Industry Show (K/BIS) here, are the first to be honored in the recently announced "2001 Student Designer Scholar-ship" program, believed to be unique to the kitchen and bath industry. Offered annually as part of the program are scholarships of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000, according to K&BDN publisher Eliot Sefrin. Scholarship winners are also invited, as K&BDN's guest, to attend the annual K/BIS and National Kitchen & Bath Conference.

The scholarships are being offered by K&BDN as part of an NKBA-sponsored "Member Partnership Program," which enables industry companies to lend their support to a variety of educational, research, promotional and other service-oriented efforts.

Judging for the competition was conducted by NKBA Director of Professional Development John Spitz, CKD, CBD; NKBA Immediate Past President Stephanie Witt, CKD, CBD, and Sefrin.

"We're very pleased to be able to give something back to the kitchen and bath industry in a way that helps quality students in their efforts to enter the industry with the kind of solid educational foundation offered through NKBA-endorsed colleges," Sefrin said.

"We hope, through this effort, that we can help in some small way to raise the number of qualified designers entering the industry."
There are currently 29 colleges in the NKBA Endorsed College Program, which was established to offer quality training at accredited institutions to prospective kitchen and bath design professionals.