Copper Mountain College Foundation has named a Twentynine Palms woman as the first recipient of the Grace Memorial Visual Art Scholarship. The $500 scholarship was awarded to Melinda Tomesello on the recommendation of the college’s art faculty.
Elsie Grace was a nationally known watercolorist who taught art classes at Copper Mountain College for 33 years. The family of Elsie Grace established a scholarship fund with Copper Mountain College Foundation and was on hand to award the first scholarship. Donations to the Grace Memorial Visual Art Scholarship are being accepted through the Copper Mountain College Foundation at a link in this story at kcdzfm.com or by calling 760-366-3791 extension 5012.