Holland America donates $200,000 to Alaska universities

Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2001

JUNEAU (AP) -- Holland America Line-Westours announced Monday that it would donate $200,000 in educational grants to universities in Alaska.

Company spokesman Al Parrish made the announcement as the company's cruise ship Zaandam made its inaugural visit to Juneau.

Parrish said the money is intended to be used for programs related to tourism.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum will get $100,000; $55,000 will go to the University of Alaska Anchorage to fund a writer-in-residence program; $25,000 will go to tourism-related study programs at Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka; and $20,000 will go to Alaska Pacific University's Tourism Industry Management Program.

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