For Immediate Release
February 24, 2011
Grantham University and AFA Offer Full Scholarship for Member of the Air Force Community
Kansas City, Mo. – Grantham University, an online university serving working adult students around the world for 60 years, and the Air Force Association (AFA) have partnered together for the fifth year in a row to provide a fully funded scholarship to a deserving member of the Air Force community. The scholarship, valued at $36,000, covers tuition, required textbooks, software, and fees for an undergraduate or graduate degree at Grantham University.
“Grantham University and AFA are both passionate about promoting the importance and benefits of education to our nation’s service members and veterans,” said Dr. Fredrick Snow, president of Grantham University. “It is an honor to join with AFA again this year to offer a deserving individual a life changing opportunity to earn a college degree without worrying about the associated costs.”
Applicants must be a dependent of an Air Force active duty, Guard or Reserve member; or, be a member of the Air Force Association; or, be a dependent of a member of the Air Force Association. Additional scholarship eligibility requirements and the online application can be found on AFA’s Web site. Applications for the Grantham University AFA Scholarship Program must be submitted by Wednesday, June 15, 2011. AFA will announce the scholarship recipient in July.
“Promoting education is a significant part of Air Force Association’s mission, as well as supporting the Air Force family,” said Mike Dunn, AFA’s President and CEO. “We feel privileged to support the pursuit of higher learning and the commitment displayed by past and future recipients of this scholarship.”
Last year’s scholarship recipient, Dameyon Beaman, a former Medical Technician in the United States Air Force, is just three classes away from completing his Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies. Beaman, who currently works as a Mental Health Technician for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Lexington, KY, earned his Associate of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies at Grantham University in 2009.
In addition to the annual scholarship, members of AFA and their families can take advantage of a special tuition grant at Grantham University that includes a Textbook and Software Grant which covers the cost of required textbooks and software. To learn more, visit: www.grantham.edu/afa.
Grantham University has been meeting the educational needs of working adult students for 60 years. Its 100% online degrees are flexible and portable, allowing you to fit education into your life instead of arranging your life around your education.
The University offers a variety of associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in areas such as Business Administration, Business Intelligence, Business Management, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Human Resource Management, Information Systems Security, and Medical Coding and Billing.
For more information about Grantham University and its degree programs, visit: www.grantham.edu or call 800-955-2527.
The AFA is a 501(C)(3), nonprofit organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA has over 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing 120,000 members. Visit AFA: www.AFA.org.
About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University is a private institution that specializes in online education for the working adult student. Its mission is to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant online degrees in a continuously changing global society. Grantham University’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Grantham University offers a military scholarship program for active duty, reserve, guard, veterans and military family members, as well as scholarships for law enforcement professionals. Grantham's courses are 100% online, allowing students to study at home, at work, on Temporary Duty (TDY) or from almost anywhere in the world. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has compiled a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. For more information, visit www.grantham.edu or call 1-800-955-2527.
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