An annual scholarship of up to $5,000 is available to a student who wishes to pursue a career in a health related field and is completing the Academy of Health Professions program at the Calvert Career and Technology Academy. This new scholarship was created by William Bowen in memory of his mother, Alice W. Bowen. Bowen began her career as a Calvert County Public Schools Title One nurse on August 1, 1967. She became a nursing teacher at the now Calvert Career and Technology Academy in August 1972 and retired in 1992 after serving in the school system for 25 years.
According to Mr. Bowen, the Alice W. Bowen Memorial Scholarship was established to help support a graduate of the Career and Technology Academy who pursues studies in a health related field. Bowen explained, “My mother’s legacy of serving her community, her students, and the school where she taught lives on in this scholarship to help students, who, like her, strive to provide a valuable service to the public through their commitment to improving the health and well-being of others.”
Applications for the Alice W. Bowen Memorial Scholarship are available at the Calvert Career and Technology Academy. The recipient will be announced in May for the 2015-2016 school year. Applications are due on April 17, 2015, 3 p.m. and to be submitted to the principal of the Calvert Career and Technology Academy, Mark Wilding. Donations may be made to this Fund at any time. For more information on creating your own named Charitable Fund to support scholarships or nonprofits, please contact Gretchen Hardman, Executive Director, Community Foundation of Southern Maryland, at 240-670-4483 (GIVE), email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web at www.somdgiving.org.