DNKBA Scholarships

The Designers of NKBA (DNKBA) award up to four scholarships per year to New Zealand Diploma in Kitchen Design students who demonstrate a high level of industry potential. Recipients receive financial and mentoring support for the duration of their studies.

2024 Applications are open 1 February to 2 April - Apply now!

Scholarship Details

Scholarships are valued at $5,500 (including GST, if applicable) and can be used towards:

  • BCITO course fees to a maximum value of $5,000 (including GST, if applicable)
  • travel/accommodation expenses to attend the DNKBA Scholarship Recipients and Sponsors Day in Auckland on 12 June 2024
  • ticket and travel/accommodation expenses to attend the 2024 NKBA Conference in Christchurch on 4 and 5 July 2024
  • travel/accommodation expenses to attend New Zealand Diploma in Kitchen Design block courses.

DNKBA and the Scholarship Sponsors also offer mentoring opportunities (in person and/or online) throughout the scholarship term.


2024 Scholarships are open to Applicants who:

  • are enrolled in the New Zealand Diploma of Kitchen Design via BCITO;
  • attend Block Course One (OJT1) between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024; and
  • have worked as a kitchen industry professional for a minimum of 6 months in a design capacity.

The following information should be included with your application:

  • your CV
  • contact details for an industry referee
  • summaries of why you have applied for a scholarship, why you have chosen a career in kitchen/bathroom design, your long-term goals, and why you should be awarded the scholarship
  • examples of your design work, including plans/elevations and before and after photographs (if available)
  • any relevant design qualifications/achievements.

All applications must be fully submitted by 2 April 2024.

Read the 2024 DNKBA Scholarship Terms and Conditions document carefully before applying.

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Selection Process

  • NKBA will acknowledge receipt of applications within 3 working days.
  • The DNKBA Advisory Group will review applications after the closing date and select Recipients based on the quality of their application and their industry potential.
  • Successful Recipients will be notified by 1 May 2024.
  • Recipients will be announced by NKBA in May 2024.
  • Recipients will receive a DNKBA Scholarship Certificate at the NKBA Student Awards event at the NKBA Conference in July 2024.

 For more information on DNKBA Scholarships, email education@nkba.org.nz

Thank you to our 2024 DNKBA Scholarship Sponsors