The IESNYC 2019 Merit-Based Scholarship
Is Open for Submissions

Deadline: December 28, 2018 


The IESNYC will award a merit‐based, single‐year scholarship to recognize and support potential future leaders in the field of architectural lighting.

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 does reserve the option to divide the award into a maximum of 2 equal parts, should they conclude there are two candidates whom are equally deserving.

All applications and associated documents must be received at the address listed below, no later than December 28, 2018. Any materials received after that date will be disqualified.

The applicant’s submission package should include the following three items:

1. Completed Application Form - Download Here

2. Essay
Enclose a typed essay totaling no more than 2 pages that responds to the following questions:
Note: Applicant name and school name should be left off of the essay document.
  1. What inspired you to pursue your architectural lighting studies?
  2. How do you envision your ideal career path/goals following graduation?
  3. What does ‘leadership’ mean to you, and can you provide examples of demonstrating leadership amongst your peers or community?
  4. What are your views on giving back to the lighting community by contributing to industry service?

3. 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
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. All candidates will be notified of the outcome of the selection in January 2019 and funds will be distributed shortly thereafter, at the start of Spring Semester. The committee will not return submitted essays or materials.