Scholarship program provides tuition and fees for two Grantham University courses.

Grantham University announces two nursing scholarships in honor of Dr. Susan Fairchild (pictured above).

Grantham University announces two nursing scholarships in honor of Dr. Susan Fairchild (pictured above).

Lenexa, Kan. – August, 1 2015 – Students may now apply for the Dr. Susan Fairchild Nursing Scholarships, named in honor of the founding Grantham University School of Nursing dean (currently serves as a dean emerita and on Grantham University’s Healthcare Advisory Board). Two deserving nursing students, one at the undergraduate and one at the graduate level, will receive scholarships valued up to $2,020 that cover tuition and fees for two courses.

“These scholarships are in honor of Dr. Fairchild’s passion for nursing and education,” said, Dr. Cheryl Hayek, Grantham University chief academic officer and provost. “Prior to working at Grantham, Dr. Fairchild taught nursing for more than 30 years at the associate, baccalaureate and master’s levels in both traditional and distance learning environments. She has also authored two nursing textbooks related to perioperative nursing practice and education.”

Dr. Fairchild developed a greater appreciation for her profession and for teaching when she was studying for her master’s degree in nursing and it continued throughout her doctoral degree.

“To meet the current challenge and shortage of nurses, it is imperative that we prepare more nursing educators to help those students who wish to pursue a career in professional nursing. This is why nursing education is so important to me, and why I support any effort to make graduate education more accessible. I hope that this Scholarship will make this challenge a reality.”

For more information regarding scholarship requirements and eligibility, visit the Grantham University scholarship page at:

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Established in 1951, Grantham University offers more than 40 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. With a mission to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society, Grantham’s courses are 100 percent online, allowing students to study at home, at work, on Temporary Duty or from almost anywhere in the world. Continuously accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Grantham University has earned a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning more than six decades of service.