Applications for the Thunen Memorial Scholarship may be submitted by full-time students who desire to study illumination as a career. Applications for the Thunen Memorial Scholarship may be made by those who will be an undergraduate junior, senior or graduate student (Fall semester only) in an accredited four year college or university located in Northern California, Nevada, Oregon or Washington. Graduate applicants must be undertaking a lighting-centered project as part of work towards a graduate degree.
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 the deadline each year. It is expected that the selected Thunen Scholars for each year will be announced no later than mid-May of each year.