The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently awarded its 2012 NKBA Outstanding Student Awards to 17 scholars who are studying kitchen and bath design at NKBA-accredited schools in North America. Each school can nominate one student and winners receive $100 scholarships. The winning students come from a wide range of schools and locations including Canada, Nebraska, California, Florida, Mississippi, and Idaho.

The NKBA also presented its annual Excellence in Education Awards. These awards recognize two- or four-year colleges that offer outstanding kitchen and bath design degrees or certificates. The NKBA looks for programs that provide high-quality environments based on curriculum, faculty, resources, and the school’s mission. To participate in the awards, schools submit two student designs that are judged by NKBA members using the organization’s standards for planning and graphic presentation standards.
Three schools were honored, and they all received a score of 93 out of 100 for their entries. The winning schools and their program coordinators are: Arapahoe Community, Littleton, Colo., Dawn Viola, CKD; Brevard Community College, Melbourne, Fla., Ann Raccon, CKD; and Brigham Young University – Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho, Wendy Harris, CKE.