2017 IESNYC Scholarship

A Merit-Based Scholarship with a Monetary Value of $25,000

2017 applications are under review. Winners to be announced.

The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society will once again, award a merit-based single-year scholarship to recognize and support potential future leaders in the field of architectural lighting.

Eligibility
The scholarship is open to citizens of the United States, permanent U.S. residents, as well as holders of U.S. student visas (F-1). Applicants must be students currently enrolled in a full-time graduate program as a degree candidate in the field of architectural lighting, at an accredited New York State college. Applicants must currently be in their first year of the lighting program.

The Scholarship
The monetary value of the scholarship is $25,000. In addition, the scholarship award includes acceptance into an exclusive mentorship program with the IESNYC, providing valuable opportunities to interact and collaborate with professionals in the architectural lighting industry. The IESNYC panel reviewing the applications does reserve the option to divide the award into a maximum of two equal parts, should they conclude there are two candidates whom are equally deserving.


The IESNYC Scholarship remains unprecedented in the history of the IES as it is the first and only time a Section in the Society has offered a scholarship of this kind. Last year, the IESNYC selected Sarah Dlinn, of Parsons School of Design as the first recipient of the annual scholarship.