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Non-Profit in Brief: Prescott Western Heritage Foundation accepting scholarship applications

Prescott Western Heritage Foundation accepting scholarship applications

The Prescott Western Heritage Foundation will award two scholarships for up to $2,000 each this year to students ages 16-21. Students who have a passion and talent for preserving our western heritage through western art, music, literature, craft, trade, ranching, or rodeo should apply. Selected students will be presented the scholarships at the Foundation’s seventh annual Western Heritage Banquet on Nov. 2. Applicants must be residents of Yavapai County. To obtain an application, visit the Foundation’s website at www.VisitWHC.org. Deadline to submit applications is July 31.

United Way of Yavapai County awards grant to Prescott Area Shelter Services

United Way of Yavapai County awarded Prescott Area Shelter Services an $8,000 grant for its education to employability program, a part of its case management program.

Prescott Area Shelter Services, a homeless shelter for women and children, helps them overcome the challenges of poverty and homelessness with extensive case management, connection to resources, a warm and safe place to stay, and support from dedicated volunteers and staff.

Since opening in the winter of 2007 PASS has served more than 2,400 homeless women and children and provided more than 48,000 bed nights. The transition rate from homelessness into permanent housing at PASS is 88%.

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