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Students earn National Kitchen & Bath Association scholarships
Aug 15, 2016

Over $30,000 in scholarship funds were awarded to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Charette Design Competition winners this month, honoring students who “demonstrate advanced skill in kitchen design by planning a safe, functional kitchen” within a three-hour period. About 100 student members of NKBA across 11 colleges participated, creating a floor plan using Monogram appliances. All designs were required to meet NKBA Kitchen and Bathroom Planning Guidelines and Graphics and Presentation Standards.

Students earn National Kitchen & Bath Association scholarships
Sydney Melnyk, 1st place winner

“There is an incredible level of talent and creativity among the students at NKBA-accredited colleges,” says Brandon Hochhalter, CKD, marketing development manager at Monogram. “Each year, we recognize the outstanding designs integrating Monogram appliances in the kitchen. Monogram would like to congratulate all the finalists and wish them continued success in the future.”

The winners include:

1st place - $5,000 Scholarship
    •    Sydney Melnyk, Lakeland College, Vermilion, Alberta

2nd place - $4,000 Scholarship
    •    Sara Downing, Lakeland College

3rd place - $3,000 Scholarship
    •    Rebecca Chekan, Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario

4th place - $2,500 Scholarship
    •    Kari Gasoigne, Alexandria Technical & Community College, Minnesota

5th place - $2,000 Scholarship
    •    Stephen Shaw, San Diego Mesa College

Honorable Mentions - $1,000 Scholarships
    •    Suzy Morris, Front Range Community College, Colorado Springs
    •    Kathryn Waller, San Diego Mesa College
    •    Rebecca Kurczaba, Lakeland College
    •    Leslie Jennings, Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario
    •    Leonardo Herruzo, San Diego Mesa College

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