Pat Nowlin, founding member and the first State President of the New Mexico CowBelles
The New Mexico CowBelles are proud to offer a scholarship to a deserving CowBelle or child of a CowBelle.
Pat Nowlin Memorial Scholarship Applications Sought by NM CowBelles
Each year the NM CowBelles accept scholarship applications to honor the memory of
Pat Nowlin who was instrumental in beginning the first CowBelle organization in Arizona
in 1947 followed by the New Mexico organization when she moved to the Cimarron area
in 1957. Nowlin served as our first NM CowBelle president and was later elected to the
position of national secretary / treasurer.
The NM CowBelles will again offer two $500 scholarships to be awarded to graduating
high school seniors and one additional $500 scholarship to be given to a college
upperclassman or adult returning to college to obtain their degree. Applicants must be
a paid member of the NM CowBelles, a junior age member or a child of a NM CowBelle
in order to apply. Scholarship applications must also include:
1) The NM CowBelle Local Verification Form signed by the local CowBelle
president and secretary who have chosen to sponsor the applicant.
2) Applicant’s photo.
3) High school transcript, home school record of courses, or an official
transcript of the college or trade school the applicant last attended.
Applications may be obtained from the scholarship chair, a NM CowBelle local, on the
NM CowBelle website at https://www.newmexicocowbelles.org/ or the NM CowBelle
FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/NewMexicoCowBelles.
The deadline to submit scholarship applications with all attachments is April 15,
Scholarship applications must be submitted to Shelly Hathorn, the NM CowBelle
Scholarship Chair, via mail at the address below or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the chair at 575-447-7447 with questions regarding the scholarship applications
or to make a donation to the memorial scholarship fund.
Please note that scholarship applications and donation cards were updated
December 2021 and distributed to those present at the annual membership
meeting in Albuquerque. Updated forms and donor cards will be mailed to all
remaining local presidents and chairs.
Shelly Hathorn - NM CowBelle Scholarship Chair
112 Scottsdale Drive, Clovis, NM 88101