Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, sponsored by MCLA, Inc.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, May 10, 2023 at 11:59PM EST

Summary: The Illuminating Engineering Society District of Columbia Section (IESDC) will award a
merit-based, single year $1,000 scholarship to recognize and support future contributors in the fields
of lighting and electrical design.

Eligibility: The scholarship is open to women, persons of color, and/or LGBTQ+ individuals who
are citizens of the United States, permanent U.S. residents, as well as holders of U.S. student visas
Applicants must be students currently enrolled in a part-time or full-time undergraduate or graduate
program as a degree candidate in the fields of Architectural Lighting Design, Theatrical Lighting
Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, or Electrical Engineering at an
accredited college/university within Washington, D.C. Metropolitan region.
Applicants must be able to attend the IESDC Candela Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 27th,
2024 at the Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C.

Deliverables: Email the following three items listed below to IESDC Education Chair, Tina Sarawgi
(iesdc.scholarships@gmail.com) and IESDC Secretary, Ashley Mandich (rsvp.capiesna@gmail.com)
by the deadline listed above to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
1. Completed Application
2. Resume, including any supplemental information to this application
3. A one to two page essay

Essay: : In a one to two page essay, describe how you fit the criteria, and how you would benefit from
this opportunity. Essay topics may include:

  •  What are your educational and professional goals and objectives?
  • What inspired you to pursue a design career?
  • What interests you about lighting and/or electrical design?
  • What social and/or economic challenges have you encountered?

Past Scholarship Recipients

  • Sidnia Garcia, Marymount University (2021)

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