IESNYC Announces NYSID Student Brigid Hardiman Winner of $25,000 Scholarship

IESNYC Announces NYSID Student Brigid Hardiman Winner of $25,000 Scholarship

The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) has named Brigid Hardiman, a student in the Master of Professional Studies in Lighting Design (MPS-L) program at the New York School of Interior Design, as the recipient of the fourth annual merit-based IESNYC Scholarship. The scholarship awards $25,000 to a full-time, graduate degree candidate in architectural lighting who is enrolled in an accredited college or university located in New York State.

"Being part of a community that is so supportive of education is amazing and to be a direct recipient of that support is incredibly inspiring," Hardiman commented. "I fully intend to pay it forward by guiding future generations of students through their own lighting journeys."

Hardiman graduated from the New York Institute of Technology in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology. She has worked as a lighting designer and specification coordinator at RAB Lighting, Celano Design Studios, and is currently employed at Lightcraft. She is also the co-chair of the IESNYC annual Student Lighting Competition, starting out as a member of the planning committee. Hardiman plans to take on an additional role as an educator in the future. She is expected to graduate August 2019.

"Brigid is a fantastic and well-deserving choice as recipient of the Scholarship," said Shaun Fillion, director of the MPS-L program. "She has been an active volunteer for the Section for four years and has demonstrated leadership as the co-chair for the Student Lighting Competition. In her pursuit of her master's degree in lighting design, she has shown enormous development in the art of lighting design. Brigid has put forth enormous efforts in her volunteerism and professional development, and I'm delighted that this award recognizes that."

Photo: Courtesy of NYSID

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