The Albany County Cow-Belles scholarship was started in 1984 as part of Shirley’s mother’s memorial. Initially they awarded one $300 scholarship. Since the scholarship began, 58 regular; 10 special; 3 queen; and 4 Beef Ambassador scholarships have been awarded, for a total 75 scholarships worth $60300. A yearly auction has been held since 1988 and a monthly raffle since 1998.
- C.D. Atkinson Memorial Scholarship: Jason Sturgeon, currently a student at University of Wyoming. Jason will continue his studies at UW.
- Margaret Page Memorial Scholarship: Shelby Ulrich,currently attending Laramie County Community College. Shelby will continue at LCCC.
- Albany County Cow-Belle Scholarship: Amanda Christensen, currently home schooled, has taken classes at LCCC and U.W and plans to attend University of Wyoming. Amanda is an active member of the Albany County Cattlewomen’s Association.
- Albany County Cow-Belle Scholarship: Taylor Reynolds, is a graduating senior from Laramie High School. Taylor is enrolled with the University of Wyoming.