Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship opens doors for Ohio students

Posted by Centre News in Academics, News 08 Jan 2014

With over 90 percent of its students receiving some form of financial aid, Centre College is known widely as a place of high opportunity. The generosity of the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation continues that tradition by establishing the Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship.

The award is a merit scholarship designated for students from Ohio, with preference given to students from Logan County who are interested in mathematics or a related field.

“Scholarships enable bright and aspiring young men and women to obtain the benefits of a life-shaping education,” says Centre College President John Roush. “These types of scholarships make a difference in the lives of our students, and we are grateful for them.”

Vice President for College Relations Richard Trollinger (right) seconds the President’s enthusiasm about this merit scholarship opportunity.

“Because colleges and universities compete vigorously for the best and brightest students, merit scholarships play a vital role in attracting those students to Centre,” he explains. “This mix of talented and motivated students, some of whom need assistance to meet their educational expenses and others whose academic talent would enable them to choose from among the finest institutions in the country, creates a vibrancy on the Centre campus that helps define the culture of learning here.”

Trollinger is also pleased about the scholarship’s support for Ohio students.

“Typically, 10 to 12 percent of Centre students come from Ohio,” he explains. “The Knowlton Memorial Scholarship provides the College with increased resources for attracting such students, who will not only live richer, fuller and more meaningful lives because of their Centre education but who will also make a greater difference for good in their future profession and in the communities where they live.”

Learn more about merit scholarship at Centre.

By Mariel Smith

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