Applicant Qualifications


  • African-Americans who have been admitted to Ivy Tech Community College Central Indiana, MedTech, JE Light, IUPUI, Martin University or Vincennes University
  • High school graduate or a GED Recipient
  • Residents of Marion County
  • Completed FAFSA for academic year of enrollment
  • Completed Application Packet (Contact college partner for more details)

Application Deadlines – Directly through our College Partners

  • January 15 for Vincennes University
  • April 1 for the Fall semester for Ivy Tech Community College Central Indiana
  • November 1 for the Spring semester for  Ivy Tech Community College Central Indiana
  • Deadline as specified by MedTech College
  • Fall deadline is April 1st  for IUPUI

The Selection Process

  • The Bowen Scholars Committee will review all applications received by the deadline. Applications will be notified at least one month prior to the beginning of the semester.
  • Eligibility for federal and state financial aid will be determined prior to awarding the Bowen Scholarship.
  • Bowen Scholars must maintain a minimum of a cumulative 2.0 GPA for continuation in the program.
  • Preference will be given to financial need as determined by FAFSA
  • Scholarships are renewable for a maximum of 8 semesters as long as a minimum GPA of 2.0 is maintained. For schools on a quarterly system, the same applies.