Knowlton Memorial Scholarships

Mr. Austin E. Knowlton, also known as "Dutch", was owner and Chairman of the Knowlton Construction Company, started in Bellefontaine, Ohio in 1937, whose predecessors dated back to 1906.  Mr. Knowlton, through his company, was responsible for over 600 major construction projects throughout Ohio and the Midwest, including school buildings, hospitals, libraries and post offices.

Mr. Knowlton was a 1927 graduate of Bellefontaine High School and The Ohio State University, Class of 1931, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering.  He became an acid sportsman with a 50-year interest in saddlebred horses, an original founding partner of the Cincinnati Bengals where he served as Chairman, a significant owner for many years with the Cincinnati Reds, and a trustee of the Little Brown Jug Society for harness racing in Delaware, Ohio.  Mr. Knowlton also was a leading philanthropist with The Ohio State School of Architecture named in his honor.

The following schools offer the Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship in which preferences is given to students from Ohio:

  • Augustana College (Illinois)
  • Bluffton University
  • Capital University
  • Centre College (Kentucky)
  • Chatfield College
  • Denison University
  • Georgetown College (Kentucky)
  • Hanover College (Indiana)
  • Heidelberg University
  • Kalamazoo College (Michigan)
  • Kenyon College
  • KSA The Ohio State University
  • Lake Erie College
  • Marietta College
  • Mount St. Joseph University
  • Oberlin College
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Otterbein University
  • The College of Wooster
  • The University of Findlay
  • Transylvania University
  • University of Rio Grande
  • Urbana University
  • Wilmington College

For further information about the Austin E. Knowton Foundation visit http://aekfoundation.org/.

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