First announced by the Woodwork Institute in 1997, the Woodwork Institute / C.E. Bernhauer, Jr. Scholarship Foundation was the brain-child of the Institute's Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, Mr. Bernard (Bernie) B. Barber, Jr. The program honors Mr. C. E. (Ed) Bernhauer, Jr., of Fresno Planing Mill, a longtime active and supporting member of the Institute. Mr. 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 untimely death in 1993.
- Apply for the Woodwork Institute / C.E. Bernhauer, Jr. Scholarship.
- Donate to the C.E. Bernhauer, Jr. Scholarship Foundation.
for the Scholarship
The program is open to individuals interested in pursuing or furthering a career in the architectural millwork industry. A written recommendation from a previous academic instructor or employer should accompany the application. Application may be made by students entering or continuing enrollment in a university, state or private college, community college, or trade school, or from individuals already working in the industry.
- Be in their senior year of high school, or
- Be employed and maintain employment during the educational period, or
- Be currently enrolled in a state college/university, private or community college, or a
Basis of Award
Selection of a recipient will be on an achievement or merit basis as determined by transcripts and
moral and leadership qualities. Finalists will undergo a personal interview (by phone if necessary).
The amount of monies available will be determined at the time a recipient is chosen. Scholarship
monies will be distributed directly to the school of the student's choice upon receiving proof of
enrollment; however they must be distributed within two (2) years of award or they will be forfeited.
Application Submittal and Deadline
The application deadline is April 1st for scholarships awarded in May/June. Applications to the scholarship program should be mailed to the following address:
C.E. Bernhauer Jr. Scholarship Foundation
c/o Woodwork Institute
PO Box 980247
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0247
Click here to download a scholarship application.
Please contact us via email or at (916) 372-9943 if you have any questions or need additional information.
Established within the state as a non-profit, charitable corporation separate from the Woodwork Institute, the Foundation is run by a voluntary Board of Directors / Officers with no obligatory ties to the Institute. Granted both Federal and State charitable tax exempt status, contributions are fully deductible as charitable gifts under both Federal and California tax codes.
The Foundation's corpus stands in excess of $70,000 and it awarded $2,500 in scholarships for the 2001 year. With the intent of offering scholarships substantial enough to be meaningful while allowing for multiple awards, the Foundation's Board has set the minimum individual scholarship award at $500 and the maximum at $2,500.
For recognizing major donors, the Foundation created the Journeyman Recognition Level of $250 or more, the Premium Level of $500 or more, and the Masters Level of $1,000 or more in donations during any one-year period. To date, we have over 45 major donors of these multiples.
The Foundation's vision is to promote a better educated workforce within the architectural millwork industry and its related fields by providing financial aid for individuals pursuing careers in those industries. We greatly appreciate those that have helped us thus far.
Please join us
This is your open invitation to join us in our efforts of providing an ongoing source of financial aid for individuals seeking further education and career enhancement in the Architectural Millwork or related industries.
- Pass this information along to someone you feel would benefit from our scholarship opportunities;
- Make a commitment to help us build and achieve our corpus goal through a monetary donation.
To donate today, please call us at (916) 372-9943. Thank you for your support!
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