Scholarship Committee

Chair and Board Liaison:
Caleb McKenzie, US Lighting Consultants

Members:
Addison Kelly, US Lighting Consultants
Pete Jacobson, Con Edision
Stephen Bernstein, CBB Lighting Design
Mike Barr, Lutron


IESNYC Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2020

Deadline February 24, 2020


The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society will 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 college/university in New York state. Applicants must currently be in their first year of the lighting program.

The Scholarship
The monetary value of the scholarship shall be $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 reserves the option to divide the award into a maximum of 2 equal parts, should they conclude there are two candidates whom are equally deserving.

The Application
The applicant’s submission package should include the following three items:
1. Completed Application Form
2. Essay
3. Letter of Recommendation

Deadline
All applications and associated documents must be received at the address listed above, no later than February 24, 2020. Any materials received after that date will be disqualified.

Essay
Please enclose a typed essay totaling no more than two (2) pages.
When composing your essay please consider the following questions.

  1. What inspired you to pursue your studies in the field of architectural lighting and energy?
  2. What does leadership mean to you and how have you demonstrated leadership amongst your peers or community?
  3. How do you think that receiving the IESNYC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP and the associated benefits will enhance your pursuit of a career in the architectural lighting field?
  4. Why do you believe you are a candidate for the IESNYC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP?

Letter of Recommendation
Provide one letter of recommendation, written by a professional administrator who has supervised the
applicant in a practical or work related position. Letter should include a response to the following
question: Why do you believe this candidate has strong leadership potential?

Where to Send
Applications should be sent (and related materials in a single submission package) by mail, courier, or hand delivery to:
IES New York City Section
c/o Building Energy Exchange
31 Chambers Street, Suite 609
New York, NY, 10007

Selection and Notification
The final selection will be judged anonymously by a selection committee. The committee’s decision shall be final. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of the selection in March 2020. Funds will be distributed shortly thereafter. The committee will not return submitted essays or materials.