Exciting Windows accepting applications for scholarships
Retail Editor 4 -- Home Textiles Today, April 30, 2012
Bethesda, Md. - The application process has opened for the second annual "Valerie Bursten Window Fashions Scholarship Awards," offered in honor of the late wife of Exciting Windows ceo Steve Bursten.
The $6,000 fund - sponsored by the International Window Coverings Exchange, and supported by Window Fashions-Vision Magazine, Custom Home Furnishings Academy (CHFA), Window Coverings University, and Exciting Windows - supports the design of custom window coverings and sales education foster both professional growth and to broaden consumer awareness.
In the Professional category, scholarship awards are open to designers, fabrication experts, interns, associates, employees, business owners and others in the window coverings industry. Students who aspire to have a career in the design and sales of residential window fashions are also eligible to apply.
Applications can be found at www.valerieburstenscholarship.com through July 31.
Winners will receive registration and travel expenses to the 2013 International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE), Professional Window Coverings Sales Class (PWCS) at Window Coverings University and to the Exciting Windows Annual Conference in January 2013. In addition, the scholarship recipients will attend classes through WCU online and the Custom Home Furnishings Academy (CHFA).