Scholarship

The Designers Lighting Forum of New England is dedicated to promoting lighting education and
honored to assist area schools in providing traveling scholarships to students that demonstrate a
passion for and understanding of lighting.

Scholarship funds help cover student travel expenses. Often award recipients are provided
additional passes to events and when possible DLFNE members meet up with the students to
introduce them to their professional colleagues and show them around events.

Recent recipients have been invited to present to attendees at DLFNE's own Boston Lights EXPO.

2017-2018 RECIPIENTS

Brianna Nicole Boidi
New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University
attended Light + Building, Frankfurt

Stefan Leonte
The Boston Architectural College
attended Light + Building, Frankfurt

Makayla MacSaveny
Mount Ida College
attended Light + Building, Frankfurt

2017 RECIPIENTS

Kerri LaBerge
Mount Ida College
attended Lightfair, Philadelphia

Almaz Maksad
New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University
attended Lightfair, Chicago

Shivani Shah
The Boston Architectural College
attended Lightfair, Philadelphia

2015 RECIPIENTS

Richard Gardner
The Boston Architectural College
attended Lightfair, New York City

2013 RECIPIENTS

Scott Harootyan
The Boston Architectural College
attended Lightfair, Philadelphia

Sherry Abtahi
New England School of Art & Design
attended Lightfair, Philadelphia

2011 RECIPIENTS 

Steven Packard
The Boston Architectural College
attended Lightfair, Philadelphia

Arlen Stawasz
The Boston Architectural College
attended Lightfair, Philadelphia

2009 RECIPIENTS

Joshua Howell
The Boston Architectural College
attended Lightfair, New York City

Anthony Mindra *
The Boston Architectural College
attended Lightfair, New York City

 2016 RECIPIENTS

Durga Sala
New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University
attended Light + Building, Frankfurt

Richard Gardner
The Boston Architectural College
attended Light + Building, Frankfurt

 2014 RECIPIENTS

Lindsay Bach
New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University
attended Light+Building, Germany

Stan Poreda
The Boston Architectural College
attended Light+Building, Germany

2012 RECIPIENTS

Alex Siekierski
The Boston Architectural College
attended Light+Building, Germany

Joe Stromer
The Boston Architectural College
attended Lightfair, Las Vegas

2010 RECIPIENTS

Janine Croke
The Boston Architectural College
attended Light+Building, Germany

J. Robert Buckley **
Boston Architectural Center
attended Lightfair, Las Vegas

2008 RECIPIENTS

Jane Slade
The Boston Architectural College
attended Light+Building, Germany

As these scholarships are funded primarily through corporate memberships, we want to extend these letters of gratitude to all of our members.

"Thank you for your recent gift to benefit the NESAD DLFNE Travel Scholarship Grant Award at Suffolk University.  In recognition of your generosity, I am pleased to welcome you as a Benefactor of Summa, the University's leadership giving society. ....  Membership in Summa exemplifies an extraordinary regard for Suffolk University and a shared commitment to excellence, equality and distinction in education.  We are so delighted to have your support.  On behalf of our students, faculty and administration, I extend my sincere gratituted for your meaninful participation."

- Stephen J. Morin, Senior Vice President of Advancement, Suffolk University

"Thank you for your gift for the Designer's Lighting Forum Scholarship.  Your gift provides a unique travel and learning opportunity for a talented BAC student. ....  Your contribution reflexts a strong commitment to the College's academic mission and vision for the future, and through your giving you share equally in our collective sucess and accomplishments."

- Theodore C. Landsmark, President, Boston Architectural College