Lauren Biltz

Lauren Biltz

The Woodwork Institute C.E. Bernhauer Jr. Scholarship Foundation has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a future member of the architectural community.

Lauren Biltz of Berlin Heights, Ohio, applied as a high school senior and is now pursuing a degree in Architectural and Environmental Design with a minor in business at Kent State University. She hopes eventually to open her own business in her local area and to help revitalize and design unique buildings within her community.

“Thank you for awarding me the C.E. Bernhauer Jr. Scholarship,” Biltz said. “I appreciate your company’s generosity and support for students in this field.”

The scholarship is open for applications from individuals interested in pursuing or furthering a career in the field of architectural millwork or architecture.

Biltz finalized her choice of major after job shadowing at an architectural firm during a summer while in high school.

The Woodwork Institute/C.E. Bernhauer Jr. Scholarship Foundation was the brainchild of the Institute’s Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, Bernard (Bernie) B. Barber Jr. The program honors C.E. (Ed) Bernhauer Jr. of Fresno Planing Mill, a longtime active and supporting member of the Institute. Bernhauer served as Woodwork Institute treasurer and chaired the Technical Committee (responsible for publication and maintenance of the Manual of Millwork) from 1984 until his death in 1993.

For more information on how to contribute to the scholarship foundation or to apply for the scholarship, please click here.