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 in Logan County, Ohio and The Ohio State University, Class of 1931, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering. He became an avid 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.
Georgetown College is pleased to offer the Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship. Trustees of the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation established a scholarship at Georgetown College for accepted applicants with a preference for students who:
• are residents of Ohio.
• are interested in majoring in a STEM field, although all majors will be considered.
How to apply for the Knowlton Scholarship
• Candidates must apply for admission to Georgetown College.
• A scholarship award of up to $2,000 is available, with a preference for students with financial need.
• The Knowlton Scholarship is renewable annually, provided the recipient remains in good academic and social standing with the College
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