Scholarship Committee

Chair and Board Liaison:
Caleb McKenzie, US Lighting Consultants

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

Due to health concerns over meetings and travel the annual IESNYC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP judging has been postponed until a later date.


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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.

Application Submission Is Closed

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.

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. Funds will be distributed shortly thereafter. The committee will not return submitted essays or materials.