These scholarships are for students who wish to study any and all fields of lighting (such as architectural, commercial, residential, airport, navigational, theatrical or television, agricultural, and vision). It is suggested that applicants review the IES Lighting Handbook in order to fully comprehend the available fields of study. Scholarships are only available for students in Northern CA, NV, OR, or WA.

In addition to an application, applicants shall submit a Statement of Purpose with respect to the applicant’s lighting education and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation, at least one of which shall be from someone involved with lighting professionally or academically.

Applications and letters of recommendation should be submitted before April 1 of each year. The Thunen Scholars for each year will be announced in mid-May of each year.

Although all awards are at the discretion of the committee, it is expected that at least two $2,500.00 grants will be made for each academic year.

Applicants may write to:
Thunen Scholarship Committee
IES San Francisco Section
Mary-Jane Lawless
1201 Park Ave Ste 100
Emeryville, CA 94608
[email protected]