About This Scholarship

Donor Biography

The Teacher Education Scholarship was created Jim Miller and Quinton Bowler, two education professors at SUU in the 1970s. They created the scholarship to help nontraditional students come back and receive a teaching degree. This scholarship has been carried on by Dr. Gerald (Jerry) Bowler, who began working for the University in September 1995.

In 1976 Jerry graduated from Southern Utah State College (what is now known as SUU) with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Jerry spent his first year teaching in South Sanpete School District in a combined 3rd and 4th grade classroom. From South Sanpete, Jerry moved to Cedar City and taught for the Iron County School District in both elementary and middle school classrooms. While at SUU, Dr. Bowler served as faculty and department chair of teacher education.

Within his tenure at SUU, Dr. Bowler participated in the addition of graduate studies in education, additional programs for licensure in special education and administration.

Scholarship Criteria

Awarded to outstanding students in the Teacher Education program.


Education & Human Development


Teacher Ed & Family Dvlpmnt


Varied Dollars/yr


  • Opening: November 1
  • Final: March 1

If you any questions about your financial aid or need help applying for a scholarship you can contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@suu.edu or call (435) 586-7735.