The Woodwork Institute has scholarships available to individuals interested in pursuing or furthering a career in the architectural millwork industry. WI welcomes applications from 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.

Applicants must:

  • 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.

The deadline to apply for the 2019 C.E. Bernhauer Jr. Scholarship is May 1, 2019.

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.