Nov. 8, 2016
GAMBIER, Ohio — Kenyon College awarded the Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship to Chase Frederick, a first-year from Dayton, Ohio; Andrew Kukla, a first-year from North Royalton, Ohio; and Danaye Nixon, a sophomore from Mount Vernon, Ohio.
The scholarship is the result of nearly $400,000 in grants to Kenyon from the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation.
“Kenyon has surrounded me with incredible people who have pushed me in academics, supported me socially and helped me to grow as an individual. I am very thankful to be supported by the Austin E. Knowlton Memorial Scholarship and to spend three more years at Kenyon College,” Nixon said.
The Austin E. Knowlton Foundation was formed in honor of the late “Dutch” Knowlton, the owner and chairman of Knowlton Construction Company started in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Knowlton was responsible for more than 600 construction projects throughout the Midwest, including college and university buildings, hospitals and libraries.
He also was a founding partner of the Cincinnati Bengals and a minority owner of the Cincinnati Reds in the 1970s.
The scholarship at Kenyon is set up to support students from Ohio interested in majoring in mathematics or a related field.
Nixon, a mathematics major, also is involved in Kenyon’s music department and plays in the Knox County Symphony. Frederick, a member of Kenyon’s golf team, has not yet declared a major but is interested in math and physics. Kukla, a baseball player at Kenyon, plans to major in mathematics and works with Kenyon’s athletics department to track statistics for soccer, volleyball and basketball games.