The mission of the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation:

  • To promote and advance higher education in the United States.
  • To provide direct grants and contributions to qualified colleges and universities.

About Georgetown College:

Three hours south of Ohio, you’ll find Georgetown College: a small, residential liberal arts college with an array of opportunities for involvement and leadership, and a commitment to Christian values. Visit campus and see for yourself why Georgetown College is selected by The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation to award this scholarship.

What is the The Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship?

Mr. Austin E. Knowlton, also known as “Dutch”, was owner and Chairman of the Knowlton Construction 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.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.