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.

Applications for 2024 DNKBA Scholarships have now closed.

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.

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