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.

CALL FOR SUBMISSION

The Designers Lighting Forum of New England (DLF-NE) is pleased to announce a travel scholarship opportunity to Frankfurt, Germany this spring to attend Light + Building, March 8-13, 2020. The recipients of the scholarship will receive a stipend to cover trip-related expenses and will be paired with a representative from the DLF-NE, who will serve as a guide and mentor for the trip.

The Scholarship Submission & Presentation

Student work will be evaluated via a PechaKucha® portfolio and presentation, with the following theme using images of past work, future work, and/ or conceptual ideas about light:

Lighting and Material, Lighting as a material

  • To apply, students must submit a digital portfolio of 20 images/ slides each, as per the PechaKucha® format, by November 1st, 2019 to: [email protected] .Please mention “DLF student scholarship” on the email’s subject.
  • This digital portfolio will be evaluated and narrowed down to a group of finalists, who will have the opportunity to present their digital portfolio of 20 slides (previously submitted) in a final PechaKucha® presentation
  • Scholarship winners will be chosen at the an event in November 14th.
  • Students will be evaluated on creativity & passion and their ability to communicate through design documentation and presentation techniques
  • Winners will agree to prepare and submit a short presentation on the trip and their experiences at a future DLF-NE event.
  • Resources: http://www.pechakucha.org/faq

If you have any question please contact [email protected]

2018-2019 RECIPIENTS

Kevin Dix
Suffolk University
attending Lightfair 2019, Philadelphia

Jinjin Liu
The Boston Architectural College
attending Lightfair 2019, Philadelphia

Chinwendu Ibe
The Boston Architectural College
attending Lightfair 2019, Philadelphia

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

Shivani Shah
The Boston Architectural College
attended Lightfair, Philadelphia

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

2015 RECIPIENTS

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

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

2013 RECIPIENTS

Scott Harootyan
The Boston Architectural College
attended Lightfair, Philadelphia

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

2012 RECIPIENTS

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

Joe Stromer
The Boston Architectural College
attended Lightfair, Las Vegas

2011 RECIPIENTS 

Steven Packard
The Boston Architectural College
attended Lightfair, Philadelphia

Arlen Stawasz
The Boston Architectural College
attended Lightfair, Philadelphia

2010 RECIPIENTS

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

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

2009 RECIPIENTS

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

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

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