Judge John Bowman received his bachelors degree in public administration from Florida Atlantic University, where he was a Phi Theta Kappa scholar. To become a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Judge John Bowman was required to fulfill certain eligibility requirements. The requirements necessary today are as follows:
Potential members must be enrolled in an accredited institution and have completed at least 12 hours of coursework that can be applied toward an associate degree. Local chapters determine the eligibility of part-time students. Generally, a student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher; however, local chapters may raise GPA standards in accordance with the Phi Theta Kappa constitution.
Moral standards for the society are in place and potential members must adhere to them. For example, anyone currently incarcerated is not eligible. Additionally, an invitation to membership must be received from the chapter within the college the student currently attends.
Judge John Bowman has accumulated a long record of helping streamline the judicial system to benefit children.