Inspiring Brilliance

The Robert J. Besal Memorial Education Fund has awarded well over half a million dollars in scholarships to students enrolled in illuminating engineering disciplines at accredited schools throughout the United States. The Besal Fund aspires to encourage talented and committed students to excel at studies which will lead them to a career in the lighting industry.

The Robert J. Besal Memorial Education Fund is a trust which financially supports an academic program to:

  • Improve education in illumination engineering programs
  • Recognize top students enrolled in lighting disciplines
  • Encourage progression of academic studies into a lighting industry career

A separate not-for-profit enterprise, the Besal Fund is made possible by contributions from Acuity Brands Lighting, its sales representatives, and employees.

The scholarship fund is merit-based. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic excellence, faculty and professional recommendations, as well as the demonstration of lighting interest/skills as exhibited in submitted materials.

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Our Current Mission: To recognize academically-gifted students and encourage them to continue their pursuit of excellence into a career in the lighting industry, endeavoring to promote a continuing source of outstanding lighting engineers for tomorrow.

Tomorrow's Vision: To continue offering merit-based scholarships to students throughout the United States who are studying the lighting sciences and related disciplines; continue commitment to the lighting industry by sustaining and fostering interest in the professional lighting field.

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