IES Milwaukee
James Reinowski Memorial Scholarship Fund

Thank you for your interest in the James Reinowski Memorial Scholarship! The application period is now closed. Check back in late 2019 for next year’s application.


The Illuminating Engineering Society is an organization established for the advancement and dissemination of theoretical and practical knowledge of the science and art of illumination.  With this in mind, the Milwaukee Section hereby establishes the James Reinowski Memorial Scholarship Fund.


The Scholarship will be available to the sons and daughters of IES members during their final 2 years of a four+ year undergraduate degree.  It is also made available to students who have been recommended or sponsored by an IES Milwaukee Section member in good standing, or to current members pursuing a relevant degree. If an applicant does not have a sponsor, he or she should go to the contact link above and post a message prior to submitting an application.  Applicants must be registered in a four+ year program at a college or university and working toward a degree in engineering, science, architecture, interior design, or a related degree whose curriculum is related to Illumination.


Applicants who will be entering their junior or senior year should apply between August 1st and December 15th by completing the application and returning it to the Milwaukee Section Board of Managers for review.  Applications will be reviewed by December 31st and awards announced in January.


Applicants must provide proof of registration (photocopy of current student ID or transcript), and proof of academic standing. More than one scholarship may be awarded in a single year, but scholarships need not be awarded each year. An individual applicant may receive up to a total of two scholarship awards. Award amounts may be a minimum of $500 up to $1500 each, depending on available funds and at the discretion of the Board of Managers.


The Scholarship checks will be made out to the college or university and will be awarded at the in January meeting. It is preferred that the candidates being awarded scholarships attend, but it is not mandatory.


The Board of Managers will award recipients on the basis of grade point average, relevance of coursework, extracurricular activity, participation in IES Section or student IES chapter, communication skills, and the student’s intent to contribute to the lighting industry.

Online Application