James T. Bowman, Sr. was a lifelong South Miami resident and a community leader. He served tirelessly in numerous community organizations and on several municipal boards. He also held memberships in various South Miami organizations including the Community Action Agency and the Alliance for Youth. He served as a South Miami City Commissioner from 1978 through 1986. His life was dedicated to facilitating economic development opportunities and establishing career opportunities for the Community Redevelopment Agency resident youth population. He will be fondly remembered for his many contributions to improve the entire South Miami Community. The SMCRA Board has subsequently established a scholarship dedicated in his name. This scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to eligible South Miami CRA resident students. The total funding amount available for the 2011-2012 Academic Year is $15,000. Awards shall be made at the discretion of the SMCRA Board to students exhibiting a strong desire for self improvement through education. The SMCRA Board reserves the right to select one or more recipients with the total available funding to be distributed amongst the selected recipients. Scholarship funding may be utilized for tuition assistance, or related books/supplies for vocational or higher level educational.
The deadline for receiving this year’s scholarship applications is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012. In order to be considered for funding awards, a fully completed application and required documents must be received by the deadline. Applications can be picked up in the SMCRA Office or downloaded from the city’s web page at CityofSouthMiami.net. Following the deadline, incomplete applications will not be accepted for funding consideration.
For more information contact South Miami Community Redevelopment Agency at 305-668-7236.