SCC announces scholarship in memory of Bowers

Published 6:40 pm Friday, May 19, 2023

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The family of Allen Bowers has established an endowed scholarship with the Stanly Community College Foundation.

Allen Bowers

Bowers, who passed away in 2020, was a lifelong resident of Stanly County. He and his wife, Nadine Bowers, knew each other as they grew up, and together were married for 58 years. They had two sons and three grandchildren.

At an early age, he fell in love with agriculture while working alongside his father at Bowers Implement Company. He owned and operated the family’s business for many years.

Bowers served on multiple community boards, including 17 years on the local hospital board now known as Atrium Health Stanly. He was also an active member of Salem United Methodist Church and the Millingport community.

“We wanted to establish this scholarship because Allen and I always recognized the importance of education,” Nadine Bowers said. “It’s something that can never be taken away. SCC is so very valuable to our community in that way, and we would like to help make a difference in any way we can.”

The scholarship is for $1,000 ($500/fall and $500/spring) for eligible students pursuing a business degree and will be available on an ongoing basis starting the fall 2023 semester. Scholarship applications are now being accepted.

To learn more about the SCC Foundation, contact Jeania Martin at 704-991-0370 or