The Architectural Woodwork Institute Education Foundation is awarding $25,500 in financial aid to 10 scholarship winners.
The winners were chosen from a pool of applicants nominated by woodwork technology instructors from secondary and post-secondary schools across the U.S.
"This year's Scholarship Program attracted a larger number of new schools and a greater variety of institutions participating than in previous years. We believe that students are envisioning the architectural woodwork industry as a viable career path, whether on the manufacturing side or the management side,” foundation chairman Kent Gilchrist said in a statement.
The winners are:
Bryce Ahlers, Preston Boyd and Kelson Classen – Pittsburg State University
Ben Gonzales – Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA.
Michele Brenes – Fox Valley Technical College
Ellen Cahill – Madison Area Technical College
Jake Cazja – New England School of Architectural Woodworking
Jason Astor – The MILL National Training Center
Andrew Dearing – Utah Valley University
Lucas Pipkin – Appalachian State University
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