The Thomas H. Taylor, Sr. Sales Scholarships

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., now known as Ohio CAT. The company is the authorized, exclusive distributor of Caterpillar equipment and engines throughout Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. The Thomas H. Taylor, Sr. Scholarship Fund will benefit students in the 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. Two awards of $2,500 each ($1,250 Fall and $1,250 Spring semester) are available.


  1. Sales Management Major with an interest in industrial/capital goods distribution
  2. Consideration may be given to other Sales Management majors if no candidates meet the criteria
  • Apply online
  • Attach resume and cover letter (be sure to state how you meet all qualifications)

Complete the online application form below complete with a resume and cover letter. Use the cover letter to specify each scholarship you are applying for and how you meet the minimum requirements.

You must be a current student at The University of Akron to apply.

When scholarship description states “full-time student”, “junior standing”, or another criterion, this applies to the upcoming academic year (fall/spring).

Deadline: 5:00 P.M. March 21, 2014.

For more information please contact Ms. David at (330)972-6029 or

If you have any specific questions about how a scholarship would impact your own situation, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Complete the Application Form.