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Quad Cities in Brief: Democratic Women of Prescott offer college scholarship

Democratic Women of Prescott offer college scholarship

In its mission to promote the college education of young adults, Democratic Women of the Prescott Area is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a college-bound high school senior who qualifies under the federal program known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The group’s DACA scholarship is in addition to two other college scholarships the group also offers.

Applications for the scholarships are available from high school counselors in the Prescott area, including in Prescott Valley and Chino Valley. To be eligible, high school students must be applying have been accepted to a college or university. Community service is also a criteria for the scholarship award.

Completed applications for the scholarship must include a reproducible photo of the student, two letters of recommendation and a one-page, double-spaced essay written by the student and titled “How I Will Change the World.”

For more information and to receive an application in email, write to

Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered by April 1 to qualify. Finalists will be selected by the end of April. DWPA was founded in 1988 by Jerry Emmett, who said, “We must continue to do our part to make sure our voices are translated into action.” DWPA is a 527 political committee with membership open to any registered Democrat. It is affiliated with the national and state federations of Democratic Women.

Learn about grafting fruit trees

A grafting workshop, tree sale and Scion (tree cuttings) exchange takes place from 1 p.m. 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Skull Valley Community Center, 3150 Old Skull Valley Road.

Grafting, a 2,000-year-old art, can preserve and propagate heritage trees. Learn the secrets and techniques of successful grafting and share knowledge and ideas.

Bring your own trees, tools, scion material or simply an interest in grafting.

Kanin Routson, PhD, has devoted his life to apple tree diversity and currently has 235 apple varieties in cultivation. Rafael de Grenade, PhD, is an orchardist and environmental consultant and founder of Wild Orchard in Skull Valley.

For more information, email Rafael de Grenade at

Glassman to host corporation commission event Feb. 22

Please join Arizona Senator Karen Fann, Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk, and Yavapai Supervisor Jack Smith at a meet and greet for Rodney Glassman, Republican for Corporation Commission. The event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Rafter Eleven 2985 N. Centre Court Suite B, Prescott Valley. This meet and greet is an informal opportunity for you to speak with Glassman. He has spent a majority of his professional career in the private sector. His background also includes serving in the United States Air Force JAG Corps Reserve, election to the Tucson City Council, working as a Republican Precinct Committeeman and volunteering as vice president of the Grand Canyon Council Boy Scouts of America. Glassman has been a consistent proponent of free markets, small government and a strong economy. He earned a PhD in Arid Land Resource Sciences and an Environmental Law Degree from the University of Arizona, with his background in water and natural resource management; he knows the importance of electing leaders who are committed to protecting Arizona’s water future. His website address is This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

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