Kansas City, Mo. – February 24, 2011 –Grantham University, an online university serving working adult students around the world for over 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.
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 over 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.