The Thomas H. Taylor, Sr. Sales Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2006 by Kenneth E. Taylor in memory of his grandfather, Thomas H. Taylor, Sr., who had a successful career in industrial sales as an employee, then owner of Broadview Heights-based Ohio Machinery Co. Ohio Machinery Co., now known as Ohio CAT, is the authorized, exclusive distributor of Caterpillar equipment and engines throughout the state of Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. The Thomas H. Taylor, Sr. Scholarship Fund will benefit students in The University of Akron’s College of Business Administration who are pursuing degrees in sales through the Ronald R. and Diane C. Fisher Institute for Professional Selling. As a member of the Fisher Institute’s Executive Advisory Board, Mr. Taylor also hopes the scholarship will assist the Fisher Institute in its mission of attracting, educating, and graduating quality students who are fully prepared for careers in professional selling.

Required Qualifications

Please apply if you are a Sales Management major with an interest in industrial/capital goods distribution. Should no candidates surface with that criteria, consideration will be given to other Sales Management majors and selection will be made by the Director of the Fisher Institute. Two awards of $2,500 each ($1,250 Fall and $1,250 Spring semester) are available.

  • Complete the online application form below
  • Attach resume and cover letter (use the cover letter to specify the scholarship you are applying for and how you meet the minimum requirements)

Submission Deadline: 5:00 P.M., March 1, 2017.

Complete the Application Form.