SCHOLARSHIP PERIOD OPENS FOR ART, MUSEUM STUDIES
Preference given to students enrolled at UAS, IAIA
Dec. 9, 2019
Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) is offering scholarships to students majoring in art and museum studies under a program operated in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) and the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in New Mexico.Under the program, SHI is offering 2020 scholarships to undergraduate students who are pursuing art and science degrees with a focus in studio arts, performing arts, cinematic arts and technology, or creative writing; and to undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing a degree with a concentration in museum studies and a focus on one or more of the following: collections care, exhibit design, exhibit fabrication and conservation.
The program is part of a larger effort to support an Alaska Native arts associate degree or certificate at UAS and a studio arts and museum studies degree at IAIA.
“The scholarship program is also part of our goal to make Juneau the Northwest Coast arts capital and to designate Northwest Coast art a national treasure,” said SHI President Rosita Worl.
Scholarships are available to Alaska Native students, and preference will be given to students enrolled at UAS or IAIA.
The application deadline is Jan. 3, 2020.
Sealaska Heritage Institute is a private nonprofit founded in 1980 to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska. Its goal is to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding through public services and events. SHI also conducts social scientific and public policy research that promotes Alaska Native arts, cultures, history and education statewide. The institute is governed by a Board of Trustees and guided by a Council of Traditional Scholars, a Native Artist Committee and a Southeast Regional Language Committee.
CONTACT: Amy Fletcher, SHI Media and Publications Director, 907.586.9116, firstname.lastname@example.org.