IES Milwaukee
James Reinowski Memorial Scholarship Fund

Thank you for your interest in the James Reinowski Memorial Scholarship!


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 IES Section 38 has established the James Reinowski Memorial Scholarship Fund.


The Scholarship will be available to children of IES members during their final 2 years of a four+ year undergraduate degree or during the pursuit of an advanced 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 or advanced degree at a college or university and working toward a degree in engineering, theatre, science, architecture, interior design, or a related degree whose curriculum is related to Illumination.


Applicants who will be entering their junior or senior year in the upcoming fall semester, or at any point in an advanced degree, should apply between February 1st and March 1st by completing and submitting the online application which will be reviewed by the Milwaukee Section Board of Managers.  All applications will be reviewed and announced by March 31st.


The Board of Managers will screen and 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 place emphasis on the student’s participation in industry events and intent to contribute to the lighting industry.


Applicants must provide proof of registration (photocopy of current student transcript), and proof of academic standing in addition to completing the online application. 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 start at $500 and up, depending on available funds and at the discretion of the Board of Managers.


The Scholarship checks are awarded at the April meeting. Students awarded scholarships are encouraged to attend and will be given complimentary admission to the event (RSVP Required).

Online Application – February 1st – March 1st