emergearizona scholarships


DWPA awards one scholarship each year to cover the costs of Emerge Arizona training for a Prescott area candidate who has been accepted to the 70-hour intensive training program. The 2019 scholarship has been awarded to Haley Hyatt.

One of DWPA’s goals— to empower Democratic women to attain public office and leadership positions—is dynamically supported by emergeArizona, whose mission is “to increase the number of Democratic women leaders from diverse backgrounds in public office through recruitment, training, and providing a powerful network. The application deadline for 2020 is August 31st 2019.

annual scholarships

Emma Burns and Julia Goswick, 2019 DWPA Scholarship winners.

Emma Burns and Julia Goswick, 2019 DWPA Scholarship winners.

In its annual effort to promote the college educations of young people, the Democratic Women of the Prescott Area (DWPA) awards at least two $1,000 scholarships to high school college-bound seniors. This year, Emma Burns and Julia Goswick, recent graduates of Tri-City College Prep, received the scholarships.  

The DWPA Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors based on an essay, the competitive basis of high scholarship, campus leadership and service, and promise of future contributions to our society.

 Applications are provided to all high school counselors in the Prescott area, including in the Prescott Valley and Chino Valley city limits.  To be eligible, the high school student must be applying or has been accepted to a college or university, be a registered Democrat or reside in a home where one parent or a guardian grandparent are registered Democrats.

The DWPA Scholarship was established to encourage our youth to become active participants in our community and to have a positive impact in our country’s future.

Graduating seniors are encouraged to pick up an application in their high school counselor’s office in January or they may contact the DWPA at dwpa@dwpa.org for an application to be emailed. 


Bi-monthly drive

Isabel Cerecedes (left) and Marion Pack with collected items for the Asylum Project of St. Vincent de Paul.

Isabel Cerecedes (left) and Marion Pack with collected items for the Asylum Project of St. Vincent de Paul.

DWPA organizes a bi-monthly drive among its members to support local organizations working to reduce food insecurity in our community. Its members also assist with other types of drives in times of need. In July, DWPA collected donations for the Asylum Project of St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix. The Prescott Indivisible Immigration Team is working with other social justice organizations as part of the ongoing effort to assist those immigrants who come through Phoenix with limited resources. Phoenix is one of the waystations assisting immigrants in moving on to meet their families in other parts of the US.
The need is great, and they request the following: Travel size hygiene items (especially deodorant!), baby and body wipes in compressible containers; backpacks or sturdy closable bags; shoelaces; small canisters of formula and baby bottles; reusable water containers; diapers; small stuffed animals; Pedialyte/Ensure; adult and children’s socks, underwear, shoes (small adult sizes) and "teenage size" pants, jackets, shirts, socks, undies, shoes (gently used is fine) If you want to assist in this effort, contact Latinoindivisible@gmail.org

In May, canned goods and snack packs were donated to The Hungry Kids Backpack program, which provides children receiving free and reduced-price meals at school with nutritious food to augment their meals during the weekend.