For Immediate Release
October 9, 2012
AFA Announces the 2012 Grantham University Scholarship Recipient
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced the recipient of the Grantham University Scholarship, Jamie Israel. This full scholarship bears a total value of just over $14,000 and covers the cost of all tuition, textbooks and fees for her Master’s degree.
Mrs. Israel is a high school teacher, a mother of two, a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air National Guard, and an AFA Member. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Missouri Western State University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from Northwest Missouri State University. She has spent the last two years as a full-time high school teacher in Maysville, Missouri. Her dual role as an Airman/Educator makes her a wonderful example to the students she teaches and mentors.
With this scholarship, Mrs. Israel will be able to achieve a lifetime goal of earning her master’s degree for the benefit of her own education, as well as the education of her students. Mrs. Israel also has future career goals of teaching at the collegiate level.
“AFA’s partnership with Grantham has enabled a greater promotion of education and an opportunity to contribute to the academic success of many,” said Craig McKinley, President of AFA. “Mrs. Israel has committed much of her time to education, not just for herself but for others as she strives to make a positive influence on the lives’ of her students. We sincerely congratulate her and give her our gratitude for her hard work in shaping the minds of today’s youth.”
“Since 2005, Grantham University has partnered with the Air Force Association to provide educational opportunities to its members,” said Joe McGrath, president of Grantham University. “We are delighted to welcome Jamie to our student body and wish her continued success in her educational journey.”
The mission of the Air Force Association includes promoting aerospace education, specially the study of science, mathematics and technology. Grantham University is an online university that has served working adult students around the world for over 60 years. Through AFA’s affiliation with Grantham University, AFA is pleased to be able to provide Online Degree Scholarships to active duty dependents, AFA members and dependents of AFA Members.
The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage. To accomplish this, we:
AFA has 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing more than 105,000 members. Visit AFA at
- EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure U.S. national security.
- ADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education.
- SUPPORT the Total Air Force family and promote aerospace education.
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Blogger
Return to AFA Press Releases