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There is a better way for everything. Find it.
                                                    ~Thomas A. Edison


Bay Lighting is excited to offer The Premier Lighting Solutions Scholarship, a yearly scholarship that recognizes students that are continually striving to find a better way. With a focus on lighting, we encourage students to be creative, inventive, and life-long learners.


Bay Lighting offering this $500 scholarship to current and prospective college or university students who can best respond in a 1,000 word response to the following:


Light-emitting diode (LED) has made a huge impact on the lighting industry in recent years. What new technology do you see making an impact on the lighting industry in the future? Describe your idea, along with a plan for how this technology will be used and resulting outcomes. Be sure to include key benefits and any challenges your technology will may overcome.


Example, 3D printing is new technology that is making an impact on lighting.


If you’re a student interested in finding a better way, and you meet the following eligibility requirements, we’d love to receive an application from you.




Undergraduate and graduate students can apply for the scholarship. They must be enrolled at an accredited college, university, or graduate school and have proof of that enrollment.


Candidates for this scholarship should be in good overall academic standing at their current university and show proof of good academic standing.


Employees of Bay Lighting, their immediate families, and any person living in the same household of such individuals, are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.


How to Apply


  • Applicants must submit a 1,000 word response.
  • Essay submissions open May 1 and close December 15.
  • Your essay must be original. No plagiarism. Non-original essays will be immediately disqualified.
  • All submissions should be sent to with the following information:


  1. 1. Applicant’s full name, university name, phone number, and email address.
  2. 2. Essay submission should be attached and in the form of a .doc or .pdf file.
  3. 3. Please write “Scholarship Essay Submission” in the subject line of your email. 


The Scholarship


The winning student will be awarded a $500 scholarship for their efforts, which can then be used for tuition, books, or living expenses.


Selection and Notification


We will judge the essay based on creativity, uniqueness of voice, and topic relevancy. The winner will be announced by February 1 and notified via email.


The final selection will be judged anonymously by a selection committee. The committee’s decision shall be final. The winner will be notified and funds will be distributed shortly thereafter. The committee will not return submitted essays or materials.


The winner’s first name and college will be announced on Bay Lighting’s website and social media pages. Personal information will not be shared with third parties. Essays will not be shared and are for internal use only.




Please email with any questions.


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