$20,000 in Scholarship Awards for 2010 NKBA/GE Charette Competition
What an incredible opportunity for interior design students, $20,000 in scholarship awards ! Here are the details from the National Kitchen and Bath Association press release:
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and GE are proud to announce that the NKBA/GE Student Charette Competition will be held for the fifth consecutive year. This competition offers more than $20,000 in scholarships to students enrolled in NKBA-accredited kitchen and bath design programs at colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.
"GE is committed to the emerging design community and proud to recognize the design integrity of kitchens designed by students at NKBA-accredited colleges," said GE Market Development Manager Brandon Hochhalter. "Students have taken up the challenge to use GE products in beautiful ways to create amazing kitchens and earn scholarships to further their educations. We look forward to seeing this years’ entries and recognizing the great talent of these designers."
Last year, more than 450 students from 28 schools participated in this challenge to design a kitchen using GE appliances. With only three hours to design within the space provided, students are tested to recall proper NKBA Planning Guidelines and apply them to a creative solution that meets the needs of the fictional homeowner.
The NKBA/GE Charette Competition not only awards the best design students with generous scholarship awards, but it also enables each NKBA-accredited schools to award $50 prizes to three students. For the past two years, a student from Lakeland College in Vermillion, Alberta, Canada has been the recipient of the $5,000 first place scholarship award.
For more information and to view past winners, visit the scholarship section at NKBA.org/Students.
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