Sitka corp. ends fine arts scholarships

The urban Native corporation in Sitka is no longer providing scholarships for shareholder's children to attend the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.

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by Associated Press

SITKA- The urban Native corporation in Sitka is no longer providing scholarships for shareholder's children to attend the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.

The board of Shee Atika Inc. has decided to focus its scholarships on educational programs that could lead to better employment opportunities.
Last year, the corporation spent about $600,000 on scholarships. Of that, about $20,000 went to the summer fine arts program.
Sitka Fine Arts Camp director Roger Schmidt says it won't hurt the camp financially since they are at record enrollment.
But he says it will hurt the camp's "economic diversity, cultural diversity and social diversity."

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