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Shaw Island educator named field director of program in Alaska

Shaw Island native Elaine B. Griffin has been appointed field director of the Horatio Alger Association in Alaska.

The association is one of the largest need-based financial aid programs in the country. The association awards more than $12 million annually in college scholarships.

Horatio Alger field directors assist the association with marketing and recruitment at local schools. They provide the necessary information regarding the types of scholarships and educational programs offered, including all details on criteria and eligibility.

The Horatio Alger Association offers three annual scholarship programs: the National Scholarship Program and State Scholarship Program, available to high school seniors in all 50 states; and the Horatio Alger Military Veterans Scholarship Program, for U.S. veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts.

Field directors serve a two-year term, which is renewable, and there are no limits on the number of terms that can be served.

The 60 newly-appointed field directors will gather in October in Williamsburg, Va., at a national conference, where they will share best practices and strategize for future recruitment.

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