The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation of Cincinnati has established a scholarship fund at Wilmington College for Ohio high school graduates. Each Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship will provide $5,000 to a Wilmington College Freshman who meets the following qualifications:
The Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship Guidelines
The Austin E. Knowlton foundation has allowed me the opportunity to advance both my academic life at Wilmington College and professional life outside of WC. The financial assistance provided to me by the foundation and the ongoing support of the faculty at Wilmington College has been imperative in helping me grow my passion for film while earning my degree in communications.
Unlike other schools, WC allows me to participate in theatrical performances as a non-theatre major. The faculty at WC supports my passions both in and outside the classroom, and does everything they can to ensure I succeed in both.
Without the financial support provided to me by the Austin E. Knowlton foundation, I would have not been able to attend Wilmington College, where I have been able to turn my dreams and imagination into reality. Thank you, truly.
This scholarship was created by: the Racial Understanding Group; Patricia Thomas; and Jerrett, Jamison, Jonathon, and Julian Gordon.
Amount awarded: $1500, non-renewable
This year, Spring 2016, students of all races and ethnicities are eligible. To apply, students must submit their contact information and write an essay of no more than two pages, double-spaced, that outlines their social awareness, involvement in a social issues group, and embodiment of Ms. Gordon’s admonition to “do something that’s not all about you once in a while!” Submissions are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 25. (Note: this is Good Friday, so no classes will be held that day. Submissions can be made by email on or before 5:00 pm on Good Friday).