Student Designer Scholarships Offered Again by K&BDN

by WOHe

Student Designer Scholarships Offered
Again by K&BDN

Hackensack, NJ A college scholarship program aimed at assisting
the educational endeavors of promising kitchen and bath design
students at NKBA-endorsed colleges will be offered for the second
consecutive year by Kitchen & Bath Design News.

The “Student Designer Scholarship” program, the only one of its
kind in the kitchen and bath industry, was launched last year by
K&BDN. The 2002 program will be identical to what was offered
in 2001, said K&BDN publisher Eliot Sefrin and NKBA
officials.

“We’re very pleased to be able to once again 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,” said Sefrin. “We feel it’s K&BDN’s mandate as the
industry’s leading trade magazine to educate the industry on every
level, and through as many venues as possible print, live
conferences and through scholarships to deserving students,” Sefrin
said.

Offered in 2002 will be a trio of scholarships, including awards
of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000, Sefrin said. Scholarship winners will
also be invited, as K&BDN’s guest, to attend the annual
Kitchen/Bath Industry Show and National Kitchen & Bath
Conference.

The winners will be presented with their awards at the NKBA’s
Gala Dinner on April 4, the evening prior to the opening of the
three-day K/BIS event.

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 will be conducted 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 are being 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 at
accredited institutions to prospective

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