Alvarez Resilience scholarship helps bridge the gap when students’ TA runs out

Lenexa, Kan. – March 6, 2017 – Grantham University is pleased to announce the Commander Everett Alvarez, Jr. Resilience Scholarship for all eligible military students currently using military Tuition Assistance (TA) benefits.

The new scholarship helps the university’s military students continue taking college courses without interruption, even after exhausting annual TA benefits. Taking advantage of this opportunity will help bridge the gap until students’ TA benefits are replenished, enabling them to stay on track to graduation without using costly student loans or tapping into G.I. Bill benefits for only a few semester hours.

The scholarship honors Grantham Board of Governors member Everett Alvarez, Jr., a former U.S. Navy Commander who endured one of the longest periods (almost nine years) as a prisoner of war (POW) in American military history. A model of true resilience, he will tell you, “We had a goal. We were determined to come home.”

“We are deeply honored to offer this scholarship opportunity for our military students,” said Dr. Cheryl Hayek, Grantham University’s interim president and chief academic officer. “Serving those who serve is at the crux of the university’s mission, and this is one way we are helping military students persist in achieving their own goals – with our own Commander Alvarez exemplifying such resiliency.”

For more information about the Commander Everett Alvarez, Jr. Resilience Scholarship, visit the Grantham University website or call Grantham University at (800) 955-2527.

About Grantham University Grantham University was established in 1951 and today offers 50 online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. With a mission to provide quality, accessible, affordable, professionally relevant 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.



Liz Istas


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Liz Istas has been Grantham’s communication manager for over seven years, and loves being part of the Grantham family of staff and students. Liz holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Kansas State University.