Retired USAF Lt. Colonel Lowell Eliason Call was born 18 February 1922 in Bancroft, Idaho. He married his wife Carolyn in 1942, and together they raised 8 children. He completed his US Army Air Corps training in February 1945, and was en route to England to pilot the B-17 Bomber when WWII ended. After his release he and his family moved to Provo, Utah, where he attended Brigham Young University. He was called back into active service in the newly formed U.S. Air Force in 1947 and flew combat missions in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He taught AFROTC at both Brigham Young and Oklahoma State Universities, and, after retiring from active military service, he developed an aviation science course at Orem High School, which he taught for 11 years. He passed away in Orem, Utah, 14 February 2005.

A collection of memoribilia from Lowell's aviation career is preserved in the Ira A. and Mary Lou Fulton Library at Utah Valley University.

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Aviation Scholarship

In memory of Lowell & Carolyn Call, their son Scott and wife, Victoria have generously established an aviation scholarship in their honor.


Students are reminded to complete a FAFSA in January or early February of the year of the scholarship award to ensure it is received prior to the deadline.

Visit the UVU Financial Aid - Scholarships webpage and select 'Apply Now'. To be matched to potential scholarship opportunities, complete the information under the 'Questions' tab.

Candidates will be automatically added to the potential recipient pool as long as they meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a full-time student, currently enrolled in the Professional Pilot Program of the UVU School of Aviation Sciences
  • Demonstrate financial need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA

*Scholarship monies are to help recipients pay for tuition, courses, lab fees, and books