JUNEAU - Sealaska Heritage Institute is accepting applications for the 2010-2011 school year. Sealaska shareholders and descendants enrolled in accredited college, university and voc-tech schools are eligible to apply.
The scholarship funds awarded are provided by Sealaska Corp. from an endowment and corporate sharing provisions established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The section agreement among the regional corporations provides scholarships to students seeking degrees in disciplines that lead to employment in Sealaska or its subsidiaries.
SHI is a Native nonprofit established in 1980 to administer educational and cultural programs for Sealaska, a regional Native corporation formed under ANCSA. The institute's mission is to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures.
Applications are available online at www.sealaskaheritage.org/programs/scholarships.html. The deadline is March 1.