Nicholas Bowers, son of Paul and Hollace Bowers of Storm Lake, was awarded the Sau-Wing Lam Bowed String Scholarship at Beloit College. Bowers is a freshman cellist at the Beloit, Wis. college.
The scholarship is awarded to students who exhibit high ability in the area of bowed string instruments. The scholarships are worth $10,000 ($2,500 per year) over a four-year period.
Winners are chosen competitively, based on an audition and recommendations by music instructors. Students do not have to be music majors to win the Lam Scholarship, but they must complete an application for admission no later than Feb. 15.