November 28, 2007 - Grantham University (www.grantham.edu), specializing in educating working adults, today announced that it would award Warrant Officer 1 Michael Burns one of fifty-four Army National Guard Scholarships. WO1 Burns, a member of the Army National Guard for nine years, serves with the Joint Forces Headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz. WO1 Burns will be awarded the scholarship in a presentation on Sunday, December 2 at the Joint Forces Headquarters at the Papago Military Reservation.
"I'm 15 to 20 years into my career and never had the opportunity to finish my college education because of financial, family and career obligations," said WO1 Burns. "This scholarship helps me financially and gives me the flexibility to continue my education."
In conjunction with GX® magazine, a nationwide publication for members of the National Guard and their families, Grantham University provided one full, four-year scholarship to an Army National Guard member in each of the 50 states and four U.S. territories including DC, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The scholarship, valued at approximately $34,000, covers: tuition costs, required textbooks and software.
"We're very excited to offer this scholarship program to members of the Army National Guard in honor of their sacrifice and service to their state and our country," said DeAnn Wandler, director of admissions at Grantham University.
"We fully support the Army National Guard's education mission to encourage its members to pursue higher education. Grantham's goal is to benefit soldiers and their families by providing the opportunity to further their education at no cost to the service member."
Additionally, Grantham University offers scholarships for active duty, reserve, guard, veterans and military family members as well as scholarships for law enforcement personnel. Grantham's Military Scholarship covers the cost of required textbooks, software and the tuition remaining after Military Tuition Assistance benefits have been applied.