The Woodwork Institute C.E. Bernhauer, Jr., Scholarship Foundation has awarded a $2,000 scholarship to each of two future members of the woodwork industry.
As a high school senior, Caleb Harrison worked at Wood Works by the Lake, where he was one of three employees building custom furniture. He is a freshman at Upper Iowa University majoring in business management. After college graduation, he intends to return to Wood Works by the Lake to learn his craft and eventually open his own shop.
Caleb said his goal in the woodwork industry is “to provide a useful service for my community, a profitable business for myself, and to be a job creator for my state.”
Taylor Barnhardt is in her second semester as a freshman in the engineering school at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is majoring in architectural engineering. During high school Barnhardt had the opportunity to job shadow architects, interior designers and mechanical engineers.
Barnhardt said that through that job exploration she “found that architecture is definitely something I’m passionate about, and I plan on pursuing a career in the architectural world.”
After verifying student enrollment, WI sends the scholarship check directly to the college for distribution.
For more information on the Bernhauer Scholarship,
including how to apply, please click here.