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Philips Lighting Electronics Awards 2009 “Beyond Illumination” Scholarships Through IALD

In commemoration of its milestone 60th Anniversary in 2005 and subsequent contribution of $60,000 to the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Education Trust, Philips Lighting Electronics (makers of Philips Advance branded products) proudly awarded its fifth annual pair of $5,000 student scholarships to deserving students at the annual IALD Awards Presentation and IALD Education Trust Benefit Dinner in New York City on May 6. Established in 2005 to recognize outstanding students and help support pursuit of their on-going interest and specialized education in the field of lighting, Philips Lighting Electronics’ “Beyond Illumination” scholarships will continue to be administered in the form of two $5,000 student awards annually through 2010.

“In commemoration of its 60th anniversary in 2005, we couldn’t think of a better way to honor the spirit upon which Philips Lighting Electronics was founded than to positively recognize and support exceptional young talent in the field of lighting and help drive the next generation of lighting innovation,” said Jim Hunter, Vice President of Strategic Marketing for Philips Lighting and Philips Lighting Electronics. “We congratulate our 2009 winners and wish them the very best in their lighting pursuits.”

Student recipients of the “Beyond Illumination” scholarships represent the “best of the best” in the field of lighting, reflecting the outstanding intellect, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurialism, and integrity that have enabled both Philips Lighting Electronics and the lighting industry to evolve so successfully over the years.

“We are thrilled to have been selected by Philips Lighting Electronics as the organization through whom these significant ‘Beyond Illumination’ scholarships could be offered and are equally delighted about the creation of this wonderful opportunity for our student community to be recognized and rewarded for outstanding achievement,” said IALD Executive Vice President and IALD Education Trust Executive Director Marsha Turner.

Congratulations to the two recipients of Philips Lighting Electronics’ 2009 “Beyond Illumination” Scholarships: Carrie Walker of Parsons The New School for Design in New York and Carolina Marquezim da Silva of the Hochschule Wismar in Germany.

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