Student Scholarship Opportunity

NKBA Susquehanna Valley
Fall 2016 Student Scholarship

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Susquehanna Valley Student Scholarship:
The National Kitchen and Bath Association endeavors to support student members as they pursue their career in our industry.  Our local chapter, the Susquehanna Valley Chapter, is pleased to present the creation of a student scholarship opportunity for the students in our chapter.  The scholarship consists of funds that are collected via sponsorships, identified sponsored meetings where the registration fee is directed to this fund, and possible fund raiser activities that may be created over the year to supplement the fund.

Award:

- One (1) Recipient will receive the entire monetary award of $500.
– Winner will be announced during the November, 2016 general meeting.
– In addition to the monetary award, the winner may attend NKBA Susquehanna Valley Chapter General meetings for One (1) year, at no charge.

Eligibility:

The applicant must be:
– A student of an NKBA Accredited/Supported Program within the Susquehanna Valley Chapter’s region.
– Minimum GPA of 3.0
– A Student Member of NKBA

Applications:

Applications for the NKBA Susquehanna Valley Chapter Scholarship are available from:
– The NKBA Accredited/Supported Program/ Program Coordinator
– The Chapter’s VP of Academic Relations
– The Student Chapter Officer/Student Liaison to the Chapter
– The Chapter’s website

Selection Criteria:

Several factors will be considered by the selection committee:
– Academic achievements, including participation in other design competitions
– Academic and/or Professional Reference
– Evaluation of submitted essays
– Involvement in NKBA Chapter activities

Evaluation:

Selection will be made by a three-person taskforce of Industry Professionals.
Schedule:
– Application due (by mail): Post script no later than Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.
– Winner notified by: Friday, November 4th, 2016
– Presentation of award: November, 2016 at the Susquehanna Valley Chapter Monthly Meeting

Submission Requirements:

- Completed Application (provided at the above locations)
– Statement of: “Why you are interested in the Kitchen and Bath industry”, including your career aspirations (250 words maximum)
– Statement of: “Your involvement and experience as a student member of the NKBA” (250 words maximum)
– List any Academic Achievements/Awards/Scholarships
– One (1) Letter of recommendation from an Instructor or a Practicing Kitchen and Bath trade Professional. (Include signed recommendation letter)
– List your GPA and completed design course work (Include copy of transcripts)
– Submit by snail-mail to, postmarked by Oct 15, 2016 to:

Deedee Schaeffer, AKBD
VP Academic Relations, NKBA Susquehanna Valley Chapter

70 E. Barrens Valley Road
Dillsburg, PA  17019

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