Kansas City, Mo. — August 04, 2009— Grantham University, www.grantham.edu, an online university specializing in educating working adults, today announced that the Air Force Association (AFA) awarded a four-year Grantham University scholarship to a dependent of one of its members. The scholarship, valued at $36,000, covers tuition costs, required textbooks, software, fees and shipping of the course materials. Scholarship recipient, Mike Casem, will utilize the scholarship to pursue a bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Mr. Casem has always been interested in computers and emerging technology. "My parents, both full time members of the Arizona Air National Guard, have always supported me through thick and thin," Mr. Casem commented. "Being able to show my gratitude by succeeding in my studies would be my greatest honor."
With the flexibility of Grantham's online degree programs, Mr. Casem will be able to balance both work and school yet not have to adhere to a set classroom schedule. His goal is to be the second grandchild in his family to earn an undergraduate degree.
"Like so many of our working adult students, Mike knows that a college degree will open doors in his career field," said Dr. John LaNear, President of Grantham University. "Education is important to him, and Grantham University is excited at the opportunity to make a difference in his life."
Grantham's 100% online degree programs allows students to access their coursework when and where it's convenient for them, so they can fit education into their lives instead of arranging their lives around education.
The Air Force Association (AFA) is an independent, nonprofit, civilian education organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA publishes Air Force Magazine, conducts national symposia and disseminates information through outreach programs. It sponsors professional development seminars and recognizes excellence in the education and aerospace fields through national awards programs. AFA presents scholarships and grants to Air Force active duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members and their dependents; and awards educator grants to promote science and math education at the elementary and secondary school level. Additionally, AFA publishes a wide range of materials on www.afa.org.