The Robert J. Besal Memorial Education fund has awarded nearly a million dollars in scholarships to students in illuminating engineering disciplines across the United States. The Besal Fund aspires to encourage talented and committed students to excel at studies which will lead them to a career in the lighting industry.
The Robert J. Besal Memorial Education Fund is a trust which financially supports an academic program to:
Improve education in illumination engineering programs
Recognize top students enrolled in lighting disciplines
Encourage progression of academic studies into a lighting industry career
A separate not-for-profit enterprise, the Besal Fund is made possible by contributions from Acuity Brands, its sales representatives, and employees.
To recognize students who excel in academics, leadership and community service, and to encourage students to utilize their talents by pursuing a career in the lighting industry.
To continue the advancement of students studying lighting sciences and related technologies, and to promote diversity among industry professionals by sustaining and fostering interests in professional lighting fields.