Student Designer Scholarships Awarded by K&BDN During Ceremonies at K/BIS

by WOHe

Student Designer Scholarships Awarded by
K&BDN During Ceremonies at K/BIS

Chicago A trio of kitchen and bath design students attending
three separate NKBA-endorsed colleges have been named as the
recipients of scholarships in an annual program sponsored by
Kitchen & Bath Design News.

The students, who were to receive their honors at special
ceremonies just prior to this month’s Kitchen/Bath Industry Show,
participated in K&BDN’s annual “Student Designer Scholarship”
program, aimed at assisting the educational endeavors of promising
students at NKBA-endorsed colleges. The program was offered by
K&BDN for the second consecutive year in 2002.

A first-place scholarship of $2,500 was awarded to Elizabeth
Goltz, a student at the University of Nebraska at Kearny. A
second-place scholarship of $1,500 was awarded to Kelly Vogt, of
Indiana State University. A scholarship of $500, for third place in
the competition, was awarded to Teresa Seegers of Alexandria
Technical College.

All three scholarship winners were also invited, as K&BDN’s
guest, to attend this month’s K/BIS and National Kitchen & Bath
Conference in Chicago.

“It’s a privilege for us to honor these deserving students, and
assist them in pursuing their design education,” said K&BDN
publisher Eliot Sefrin. “These are quality individuals young
professionals who we all feel will one day make important
contributions to the kitchen and bath industry.”

Sefrin announced that Kitchen & Bath Design News would be
sponsoring the scholarship program again in 2003, and offered
special thanks to NKBA officials and the instructors at the
colleges who encouraged their students to participate in the
program.

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; must be either in their sophomore
or junior year, 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 “How I Plan to Make a Difference in the Kitchen and Bath Design
Industry.”

Judging was conducted in February by NKBA Manager of Endorsed
Programs Meg McDermott; NKBA Immediate Past President Gary West,
CKD, CBD, NKBA director of professional programs Cecilia Herr, and
Sefrin.
The grants were offered by K&BDN as part of the NKBA’s “Member
Partnership Program,” which enables industry companies to lend
their support to a variety of educational, research, promotional
and other service-oriented efforts.

There are some 30 colleges in the NKBA’s Endorsed College
Program, which was established to offer quality training to
prospective kitchen and bath design professionals at accredited
institutions.

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