IES Puget Sound Scholarships

The IES Puget Sound section is currently offering a scholarship for attendance to LightFair. This scholarship was established to help students and emerging lighting professionals to attend a LightFair conference, including the tradeshow and seminars in order to advance their education and experience as lighting professionals.


Applicant Qualifications:

Lighting students and/or emerging lighting professionals living within the Puget Sound area with fewer than 5 years of lighting experience. 

Students: In their junior or senior year of undergraduate studies or enrolled in a graduate program.

Employed: An Emerging Professional is a recent graduate entering the workforce for the first time, or a professional making a career move/change. A person shall be considered an emerging professional for five (5) years after graduation or entry into the lighting industry.


Qualifying Lighting Events:

LightFair Tradeshow:  May 9-11,  Philadelphia, PA

Scholarship Amount:

To help defray the cost associated with travel and conference attendance, the following scholarship amounts are being offered:

LightFair: $1000.00 

Step One:

A. Provide a resume or CV of your lighting experience and education.

B. Provide one letter of recommendation from an established lighting or design industry professional, teacher, or professor not working for the same company as the applicant.

C. Provide a 150 word answer to the following question regarding your LightFair attendance: What will be the benefit to your professional development for you to attend LightFair?

D. Provide any additional relevant information that you would like to have the committee consider.

A PDF of your submission package should be emailed to

Step Two:

For the final selection, you will be interviewed by members of the IES Puget Sound Scholarship committee for final approval.

Step 3:
After attending LightFair you will be asked to attend the next regularly scheduled IES board meeting (usually the first Tuesday of the month) to give a 5 minute presentation to the board about the conferenece experience. 

Due Dates:

 Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted before March 24th, 2017.
Interviews will take place March 27th - 31st.
The Scholarship will be awareded no later than April 3rd, 2017.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF of the LightFair application