st. louis business journal logoNovember 28, 2007 - Grantham University announced that it would award Sergeant Russell Norris one of 54 Army National Guard Scholarships. SGT Norris, a member of the Army National Guard for 18 years, serves with the 717th Brigade Support Battalion in Portales, NM. SGT Norris will be awarded the scholarship in a presentation at 10:00 on Saturday, December 1st, 2007 during drill weekend in Clovis, NM.

"This is a chance for me to improve myself by gaining the knowledge needed to complete in today's world," said SGT Norris. SGT Norris plans to earn a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice with a specialty in Homeland Security from Grantham University.

In conjunction with GX magazine, a nationwide publication for members of the National Guard and their families, Grantham provided full, four-year scholarships to one Army National Guard member in each of the 50 U.S. states, as well as 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 Johanna Altland, Director of Communications 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," Altland added.

In addition to its annual scholarships provided with GX magazine, 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 books, software, and the tuition remaining after Military Tuition Assistance benefits have been applied.