Old School Community Center


(3rd Weekend after Labor Day)

"Best Cowboy Shindig That Ever Was"       
Buck Ramsey,  1993


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 Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering  and Southwest Cowboy Poets Association consist of farm and ranch minded individuals who strive to preserve the western heritage. This partnership is committed to accomplish that goal with cowboy poetry and cowboy music. 
Offering scholarships to area students who share that goal is an effective instrument to insure that the cowboy heritage will be preserved. These scholarships are available to anyone who have a love for the western way of life and are committed to a higher level of knowledge.  
Each year at least two scholarships are awarded to area students who are pursuing a career in farm or ranch way of life.

2019 Scholarship Recipients:
Cambry Dudley-Lujan, Logan, NM
Tenia Ellis, Dalhart, TX
Baylee Horn, Matador, TX
Hayden Modisette, Logan, TX
Brook Robertson, Logan, NM
Wildon Woolley, Canyon, TX

Applicants must be high school seniors who are eligible to enroll and attend an institution of higher education or vocational/technical school or to college students who plan to continue their education at a college or vocational/technical school.
Applicant must be a legal U.S. resident, 21 years of age or less, and reside within the geographic boundaries of Texas, Oklahoma or New Mexico.

Each year, at least two $600 scholarships will be awarded to area students who are involved with the ranch/farm lifestyles.
The recipient must complete the school year or semester with at least a 2.0 Grade Point Average.
The scholarships funds will be payable to the recipient immediately after the next semester is completed and upon delivery of grades to the scholarship committee.. These scholarship funds are to be used at the sole discretion of the recipient.
The school chosen by the scholarship recipient must be an accredited college or technical school.
The  Scholarship Application form must be completed and submitted to SWCPA/NVPG no later than May 1, of the school year.
All completed applications are to be delivered to: SWCPA/NVPG, 9425 W. Costley Rd., Amarillo, Texas  79119.
Questions about this scholarship can be sent to the above address or email to: [email protected]
 To receive an scholarship application form, click here.

Tenia Ellis, Dalhart