ODU Announces Scholarship for Logan County Students

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2013-11-05

Columbus, OH Ohio Dominican University (ODU) is excited to offer TheAustin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship to high school graduates in Logan County, Ohio. 

The $5,000 Knowlton Scholarship will be awarded to a first-year student. The scholarship can be renewed annually for a total of four years. 

The Knowlton Scholarship is designed to support students from Logan County who have an interest in majoring in mathematics or a mathematics-related field. If a student from Logan County is not accepted to receive the scholarship, students from other areas in Ohio may be considered. 

The scholarship is made possible by a $400,000 grant awarded to Ohio Dominican University from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation, Inc. 

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

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 partnership of the Cincinnati Bengals where he served as Chairman, a major ownership interest for many years in the Cincinnati Reds, and a trusteeship 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. 

Ohio Dominican University is a comprehensive four-year, private, liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The University has approximately 2,600 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 43 majors as well as nine graduate degree programs. Ohio Dominican uses a student-centered approach, with a commitment to quality teaching and learning. 

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