Tom Tolen devoted his life to the lighting profession and to the Illuminating Engineering Society. Tom was a lighting designer, a constant leader in lighting courses; active in all fields of lighting. Foremost, however, was his interest and participation in education and how lighting can influence energy conservation efforts. For two and a half decades, until his untimely death, Tom helped shape the careers and work of many who practice lighting. These scholarships are intended to expand and continue his dedication to the field.
Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited class or program in an accredited educational institution, in an approved curricula including architecture, architectural engineering, electrical engineering, interior design, landscape design, theater, or broadcasting, accredited by the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), or the Foundation for Interior Design Educations and Research (FIDER), be studying in the Northern California counties of: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano or Sonoma, be a full time Junior or Senior pursuing lighting studies or a graduate student who has a specific lighting project as part of a degree program or a full or part-time Freshman, Sophomore or returning student pursuing lighting studies with lighting as part of a degree or certificate program.
Applications for scholarships must contain a description of the applicant’s reason and interest in studying lighting, or work to date and a specific proposal for the pursuit of educational studies that will contribute to the furtherance of that work. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.