TheBesal Lighting Education Fund has awarded over
$500,000 in scholarships to students from accredited
schools throughout the United States. Established in honor of the late
Robert J. Besal, whose career of more than 30 years in the lighting
industry exemplified the high standards of knowledge, professionalism
and service – The Besal Fund aspires to encourage talented and
committed students to pursue a career in the lighting industry.
The Robert J. Besal
Memorial Education Fund is a trust established to provide a continuing
program to improve education in illuminating engineering and to find and
recognize top Lighting students and encourage their pursuit of lighting
industry careers. Administered and invested by the IESNA as a part of its
Lighting Research and Education activities, the Besal Fund is made
possible by contributions from Acuity Brands Lighting, its sales
representatives and employees.
The scholarship fund is merit based, and as such it is currently
determined completely by academic excellence. Students on campuses that
have qualified as Besal campuses can apply through their university’s
Besal Liaison. For more information on qualified schools and applying
visit - Scholarship Information.
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- OUR CURRENT MISSION: To recognize academically gifted students and encourage them to continue
their pursuit of a career in the lighting industry. Clearly it also
endeavors to provide a continuing source of lighting engineers for
- TOMORROW’S VISION: To continue offering merit based scholarships
to those throughout the United States that are studying the lighting sciences and
related areas. To continue its commitment to the lighting industry and
to sustain and foster increasing interest in it.