First announced by the Woodwork Institute in 1997, the Woodwork Institute/C.E. Bernhauer Jr. Scholarship Foundation was the brainchild 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.
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 trade school.
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 years of award or they will be forfeited.
Application Submittal and Deadline
The application deadline is April 1 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
P.O. Box 980247
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0247