Ragland-Bowers Scholarship Fund
This fund was established by the late Lucy Bowers, in memory of her husband K.D. Bowers, Sr. and her father T.R. Ragland, Sr. The fund helps students pursue a law or mining career at WVU. T.R. Ragland was a coal operator, served on the Board of Education and was active in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. He married Lucy Boyd Hutter. Karl Douglas Bowers graduated from WVU and came to Beckley to practice law. He was active in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and the Kiwanis Club, and served on the WVU Board of Governors. The Bowers Conference Room at WVU College of Law was named for him. The fund provides a scholarship for a WVU law school student and another for a WVU engineering student.