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Wilmington College Endowed Scholarships

Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship

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:

  • Is a resident of Ohio and/or graduated from an Ohio high school, and
  • Is interested in majoring in mathematics or a related field.

The Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship Guidelines

  • Each scholarship will be at least $5,000, regardless of financial need,
  • Preference will be given to students interested in majoring in Math with secondary consideration to other math related fields, at the discretion of the scholarship selection committee.
  • All Knowlton scholarships are eligible to be renewed annually,
  • Contact the office of Admission at Wilmington College for application instructions: or 937.481.2260,
  • Consistent with Wilmington College financial aid policy, the Knowlton Scholarship can be combined with other financial aid, however the entire package may not exceed full tuition.

Austin E. Knowlton Scholarship Testimonial

Arizona-Craycraft-WebThe 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.

The Nedra Gordon Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created by: the Racial Understanding Group; Patricia Thomas; and Jerrett, Jamison, Jonathon, and Julian Gordon.

Amount awarded: $1500, non-renewable

Recipient Criteria:

  • Must be a spring sophomore, junior, or senior student planning to be enrolled in Wilmington College in the upcoming fall semester
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Involvement in at least one social issues group
  • Must demonstrate acute social awareness
  • Award will be limited to a student of color every other year

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 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).