Jack and Charmian Bowsher Give $1M in Support of Human Resource Education Scholarships

by The College of Education  /   Oct 20, 2008

Jack and Charmian Bowsher of San Diego, California, created a fellowship and several scholarships from a deferred $1 million gift. Most of their gift will support a fellowship and scholarships in the College of Education's Department of Human Resources Education, with one scholarship named in honor of Charmian's parents, Alfred and Helen Clem, and the others named for the donors. The remainder of the Bowshers' gift will provide scholarships to undergraduates in the College of Business. One will be named the Matthew and Ella Bowsher Scholarship in honor of Jack's parents. Jack Bowsher is a 1953 graduate of the U of I College of Business and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. He retired as IBM's director of education after a 33-year career in marketing and training. Charmian graduated from the U of I College of Education in 1956 and taught high school education courses for several years.