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.

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSION

You might say that 2020 has been a difficult year. We have all had to change how we work and how we communicate, and we have all been in the dark for the past 6 months (8 months? 7 years? It’s a blur…) This change in our world has also certainly impacted the work we do and how we approach every facet of lighting from design and engineering to sales and manufacturing.

As you most certainly know, students have also been impacted heavily by the pandemic and the strife in our world today, so the Designers Lighting Forum of New England (DLF-NE) is excited to announce a pandemic-friendly version of our annual Pecha Kucha scholarship event.

Our topic this year is Light and Change.

How can light change architecture? How can light change you? How can light be used to affect change in our world? How has the light itself had to change?

While we all look forward to the next in-person conference where we can see each other again and experience new technologies and design first-hand, we don’t know when that might be. So, for 2020 we are offering three levels of cash prizes paid directly to your educational institution:

  • First place: $2,000
  • Second place: $1,500
  • Third place: $1,000

To enter, students should send a 500 word essay to Brianna Cosgrove-Boire at Reflex Lighting ([email protected]). Students need to explain why they think they deserve this scholarship and how they are planning to spend this money. These essays will be used as a qualifier and will not be shared at the event. Essay submissions are due October 26th, 2020. (Please mention "DLF Scholarship" on the subject of the email)

Selected participants will be will prepare a presentation of 20 slides with each slide on screen for only 20 seconds (Pecha Kucha style) and the slides should reflect the theme of Light and Change.

Please pass this along to any students or educators you think might be interested. More details about the event to follow.

 

Event Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Your living room!

 

  • Scholarship winners will be chosen at the an event in November 12th.
  • Students will be evaluated on creativity & passion and their ability to communicate through design documentation and presentation techniques
  • Students must be registered at a full time or part time design program (Lighting Design, Interior Design, Architecture)
  • Resources: http://www.pechakucha.org/faq

If you have any question please contact Brianna Cosgrove-Boire <[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