Austin E. Knowlton Scholarship

Deadline for submission
Fall Deadline: April 20, 2020

Austin E. Knowlton, also known as “Dutch”, was a pioneering entrepreneur and philanthropist and the owner and Chairman of the Knowlton Construction Company.  Mr. Knowlton started his company in Bellefontaine, OH in 1937 (predecessors of the company date back to 1906).  During his life, Mr. Knowlton and his company were responsible for over 600 major and significant construction projects in Ohio and the Midwest, including school buildings, hospitals, libraries and post offices.  For more information on Austin E. Knowlton, click here.  The Austin E. Knowlton Scholarship is awarded to an academic scholar from any Ohio high school.

Chatfield’s Honor Scholarship is available to all graduates in southwest Ohio. The scholarship is awarded based on consideration of academic ability, leadership potential, goal clarity, and community involvement. A final high school grade point average of 3.0 is required.

The scholarship may be applied to tuition and fee charges only. A commitment of attending Chatfield for two full-time years and graduating is required. Full-year scholarship funds are normally divided equally between Fall and Spring semesters.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.
To qualify, all applicants must submit the following items:


-Chatfield College Application for Admission
-Proof of satisfactory completion of high school with a 3.0 grade point average
-Completed scholarship application
-Completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Answer all questions carefully and completely.

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  • References

    Do not use members of your family. At least one should be an instructor, teacher, or supervisor who has taught or supervised you and knows you well.

  • Attach typewritten sheets for your answers for essay questions. Answers should be complete and well thought out, with 500 to 1000 words. We suggest you create a draft first and edit it as you would any academic essay. 1. What I would do with a college education to benefit my family and community?