Tom Tolen Educational Scholarship

April 1, 2025
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

To be eligible for the Tom Tolen Educational Scholarship, applicants must: be enrolled in an accredited class or program in an accredited educational institution; be 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 eligible Northern California counties; and either 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.

The purposes of Tolen Scholarships are: to honor the late Tom Tolen and preserve the memory and meaning of his attitudes toward lighting, lighting education and energy conservation through lighting; to encourage education in lighting for trade school, junior college, college and university students who have a clear interest in lighting or who have evidenced innovative thought and activity in their study or use of light and energy; and to give students support and recognition for their educational accomplishments. Scholarship Search