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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 and 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!

Bowen Scholarship


Meet the Bowens

Robert L. Bowen, Founder, CEO of Bowen Engineering, and 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, set an example for future generations, and strive to help our students achieve that.

Learn more about the Bowen Family Foundation.

Robert and Terry Bowen

More Information

    • 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
  • 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 the 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!

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

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

Contact Information

Meet Our Staff

Lara Behr

Director of Bowen Scholars

24 hours a day, 7 days a week (se habla español)

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File your 2024-2025 FAFSA before April 15 Indiana’s priority deadline for the 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is April 15. File your application as soon as you can to receive maximum consideration for financial aid.