Bega/US, in conjunction with the IALD, has established the Norman Scheer Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor the late Mr. Sheer for his contributions to the lighting industry and his commitment to young people interested in pursuing a career in lighting. Mr. Sheer was a product representative for several major lighting manufacturers including Bega.

The $3,000 scholarship encourages students to pursue educational opportunities otherwise unavailable to them, and will be given annually to lighting design students from New York State or at an accredited lighting program in New York State. Each year the judges will determine if a single award is to be given or multiple scholarships totaling the $3,000. The 2004 recipient, Andrea M. Cleveland, will receive her Master of Arts in Lighting Design from New York City's Parsons this May. For more information about the scholarship, interested individuals should contact the IALD at