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Robert W. Thunen Memorial Scholarship

Sponsored by: Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student (junior or senior) at an accredited four-year college or university who would like to study illumination as a career; graduate applicants must be undertaking a lighting-centered project as part of work towards a graduate degree. Statement of Purpose and minimum of three letters of recommendation are required to be submitted.


Application Deadline April 1
Scholarship, Grant, Fellowship or Contest Scholarship
Required areas of study architecture, electrical engineering, interior design, lighting, lighting application, lighting design, photography, theatre
Awarded every year? yes
Recipient must continue with the program and re-apply.
Must be repaid? no
Required to attend a specific school? no
Is a separate application required? yes



Max $5,000
Average $2,500
Min $1,000


Max 3
Min 2

Contact Information

Mary-Jane Lawless
Scholarship Administrator
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
1201 Park Avenue, Suite 100
Emeryville, CA 94608 United States

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