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Fund to benefit Wabaunsee County area students

By The Mercury

George Bowers, Mesa, Arizona, has made a planned gift to Kansas State University to establish the Pat and Clarice Bowers Family Scholarship.

The scholarship, in honor of Bowers’ parents, is part of his estate plans and will be distributed to the university at a future date.

Once established, the scholarship will be awarded to students from Mission Creek Township or Wilmington Township in Wabaunsee County who are enrolled at Kansas State University. One student will be awarded each year until there are four recipients. The scholarship is intended to cover tuition for the four students annually.

Bowers is a native of Eskridge, Kan. He earned a bachelor’s in business administration with an emphasis on human resources from Kansas State University in 1972. After deciding to change careers and become a history teacher, Bowers received his bachelor’s in history from Washburn University and a master’s in educational administration from Emporia State University. He spent 35 years in education, mostly as a building-level administrator.

Bowers is a member of the Kansas State University Foundation’s Presidents Club, a philanthropic leadership organization for friends and alumni of the university, and the Land Grant Legacy Society, an organization for those who have included the university in their estate plans.

“I believe we each must help those who follow us, and I wanted to honor my parents,” Bowers said.

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