We believe in the next generation
The team at Available Light is devoted to both supporting the development of our profession and encouraging young people to consider a career in lighting design. To that end we created the Lemons Scholarship that is managed and awarded by the International Association of Lighting Designers. Promising lighting design students are awarded cash to help defray the cost of their education.
About Thomas Lemons
Tom Lemons, FIES, PE is a titan of the lighting industry; he enjoys an international reputation as an expert in the fields of Sports Lighting, Glare & Spill research and Optical Systems Design. Tom began his lighting career in 1950 when he started a theatre lighting company while in high school. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Purdue and subsequently worked for Sylvania Lighting before founding TLA-Lighting Consultants in 1970. He has been an officer or board member of IESNA, IALD, CIE, and USITT. Tom is a Fellow of both the IESNA & USITT, holds over 20 patents and has authored over 80 technical papers.


IALD Education Trust

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Thomas Lemons Scholarship Recipients
2014
Sarah Miller, The Pennsylvania State University and William Schmit, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2013
Sarah Miller, The Pennsylvania State University and William Schmit, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2012
Kathryn Czub, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Monica Herman, Parsons The New School for Design
2011
Kathryn Czub, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Monica Herman, Parsons The New School for Design
2010
Rebecca Mintz,, Parson's The New School for Design and Andrea Wilkerson, Pennsylvania State University
2009
Andrea Wilkerson, University of Nebraska