Dr. Michael Bowers Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Michael Bowers received his Doctorate of Optometry in 1972 from The Ohio State University. He taught at the OSU College of Optometry from 1972-1974, before he moved to Englewood to establish his medical practice. Dr. Bowers lived by a central credo in life, “don’t just complain about it, do something to fix it.” As such, Dr. Bowers strongly believed in the importance of public service and the need to improve the community for the greater good. He served from 1978-1980 on the City of Englewood’s Planning Commission. From 1980 onward, he served as a City Councilman and later as Vice Mayor, until his election as mayor in 1998. He served continuously as the Mayor of Englewood from 1998 until his death in 2008. Dr. Bowers was a strong supporter of the Northmont Marching Band and was a proud “Pit Dad” for the Northmont Band Boosters, volunteering and supporting the program long after his daughter graduated from Northmont. The Dr. Michael Bowers Memorial Scholarship was established in 2014 for seniors graduating from Northmont High School who plan to attend a four-year college or university, have participated in the Marching Band, and have an excellent academic record.