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ivy tech bowen scholars program

About the Bowen Scholars Program

The Bowen Scholars Program is a scholarship program that can help you turn your dreams into a realistic career so you can make a better life for yourself, your family. You will also have the opportunity to give back! This program offers: 

  • Tutoring
  • Support services
  • $1,000 living allowance each semester
  • Much more!

Eligibility Criteria

  • African-Americans who attend or plan to attend Ivy Tech Community College (must be a U.S. citizen)
  • Completion of at least 6 college-level credits from Ivy Tech at the time of application
  • Residents of Marion County are given preference

How to Apply

Need some help? We are here for you! If you have any questions at any point of the application process, contact us at

Don't forget to:

  • Complete FAFSA for academic year of application
  • Request 1-2 recommendation letters 

If selected for an interview, you will be required to attend an interview workshop to give you more information about the Bowen Scholars program.  Good luck!

Scholar Responsibilities

To remain eligible for this scholarship, you must participate in:

  • Individualized guidance, mentoring and tutoring
  • Service learning & cultural events
  • Monthly advising & student meetings


Meet our Staff

Andrea Thomas

Program Manager
Bowen Scholars

Justin McClinton

Program Assistant
Bowen Scholars

Meet the Bowens


Robert L. Bowen, Founder and CEO of Bowen Engineering, together with his wife Terry, have a deep commitment to the African-American community of Marion County and the surrounding area.

The Bowens believe that given an opportunity, a person can increase his or her earning potential, improve self-esteem, and set an example for future generations and strive to help our students achieve that.