Mar 28, 2017

IES Sections and Corporate Sponsors Investing in Tomorrow’s Leaders

IES Emerging Professionals

The IES Young Professionals (YP) Scholarship Fund supports the attendance of Students—at the IES Annual Conference.

The IES Annual Conference (AC) provides a range of educational programming—including workshops, seminars, immersive experiences, tours, networking, and paper and poster presentations—on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. As always, professional education is paramount, with a broad selection of CEU credits available through participation at the conference.


Qualified individuals must submit the following materials to the Scholarship Committee to be considered:

Application pages to be in the above order and compiled into a single PDF.
All questions must be answered in order to be considered.


  1. Relevance – Will attending the IES conference help the applicant achieve his or her specific educational and/or career goals?
  2. Initiative – Has the applicant demonstrated continued dedication to the lighting profession?
  3. Communication – Are the ideas expressed in the essays communicated effectively and efficiently?
  4. Bonus – Overall, does it seem like this applicant would be fun and interesting to have at the conference?



Applications should be sent to:

Michael Austerlitz
[email protected]

Applicants who wish to apply for both the Young Professional Scholarship and the IES EP Annual Conference Sponsorship may do so, but a complete and separate application must be submitted to both programs. Only one scholarship/sponsorship will be awarded to an individual.