grantham university logoSeptember 21, 2007 - Grantham University, an online university specializing in educating working adults, today announced that Barbara Ballew of Portland, Oregon is the recipient of the Federally Employed Women (FEW) Foundation four-year scholarship to Grantham University. Ms. Ballew is a FEW Willamette Valley chapter member and is employed at the Bonneville Power Administration.

According to the Foundation's Scholarship Selection Team, Ms. Ballew's essay was the deciding factor. She wrote, "Throughout my career I have been asked to take on new tasks in which I had no prior experience, and I have sought the knowledge and skill to accomplish these tasks well. I have now reached a level beyond which I cannot rise without completing my formal education. Completing my bachelor's degree, and potentially a master's degree, would allow me to effectively compete for a new level of position in which more of my abilities would be required and in which I could make a larger contribution."

According to Grantham University Executive Vice President Christine Shelly, "Grantham's partnership with FEW is an important part of our mission of providing adult learners, like Ms. Ballew, with access to a high quality affordable college education. Ms. Ballew's professional accomplishments demonstrate that she has the drive and motivation required to be a successful Grantham University student."

Grantham University offers online undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, General Studies, Computer Science, and other technology related fields. Grantham's degree programs are flexible and self-paced, allowing students to complete their coursework at times and places that fit their busy schedules.

Grantham's faculty, administration, and advisors are comprised of educators, business executives, industry professionals and entrepreneurs. Among the advisors are Dr. Herbert I. London, founder, endowed chair, and former Dean of Students at New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study; John Ashford, an advisor to Fortune 100 companies as Chairman and CEO of The Hawthorne Group; David E. Baker, Brig. Gen. (USAF, Ret.), a decorated fighter pilot and Senior Vice President for the Stanford Washington Research Group; and Rear Admiral Karen Harmeyer, former Chief Staff Officer, Navy Surgeon General, OPNAV 093R.

About the FEW Foundation
The FEW Foundation for Education and Training is a 501(c) (3) charitable arm of Federally Employed Women, and focuses on providing opportunities for professional growth through leadership development, education, mentoring, and networking. For more information, visit and or call (202) 898-0994.