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

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 and had two sons and three grandchildren.

At an early age, he fell in love with agriculture whilst working alongside his father at Bowers Implement Company. He owned and operated the family’s business for many years and was a well-respected leader in the farm equipment industry.

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,” Mrs. 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 $1000 ($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 and are located on the financial aid page at

Since 1971, Stanly Community College has provided educational and career training opportunities to thousands of people across the region. Today, SCC serves nearly 10,000 students annually and has become a beacon of hope and change for countless individuals. To ensure that the College can continue this tradition of serving as an educational resource, the Foundation strives to meet and address the current and anticipated needs of the College and our students.

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