Lenexa, Kan. – Jan. 4, 2018 – Grantham University has awarded the Eugene “Gene” Jewett Memorial Scholarship to a student in the University’s Mark Skousen School of Business. This year’s recipient is Britta Spitzer, 25, of Oberlin, Kan., who is a licensed massage therapist and chiropractic assistant for a local chiropractic clinic.

Through the scholarship, Spitzer will be earning her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on financial planning. She plans to become a certified financial planner after graduation.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to earn my bachelor’s degree at Grantham,” said Spitzer. “I will be able to continue my education without the burden of debt and begin a new career that I am passionate about and will provide a secure future for my family.”

Spitzer lives in a rural area of Kansas and the closest university about an hour away. “Online was the most economical choice for me to earn my degree because I didn’t want to have to travel long distances or relocate ... and Grantham had the financial planning curriculum I liked best.”

“We are proud to award this scholarship to Britta Spitzer. Her desires to succeed in business is exactly why Mr. Jewett established this scholarship for Grantham students,” said Scott Andrews, Grantham University president and chief executive officer.

The Eugene “Gene” Jewett Memorial Scholarship was established in 2013 to honor Mr. Jewett. He was an advocate of online education and Board of Directors member for The Level Playing Field ® Corporation, the financial sponsor of Grantham University. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, textbooks, software and associated fees for the completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree in the Mark Skousen School of Business.

For more information about Grantham University scholarship programs visit: https://www.grantham.edu/online-college-tuition/?tab-grants-scholarships.

About Grantham University: Grantham University was founded in 1951 by Donald Grantham, a World War II veteran with a vision to make education achievable for military service members and veterans. Over the past 67 years, Grantham’s commitment to serving those who serve with affordable, accessible higher education has evolved into a culture of service that extends to all adult learners, as well as those in need. The university’s ability to help students achieve their dreams through education is enabled by its unique approach and devotion to comprehensive student support and its continuous advancement in line with changing technologies.

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. The 100 percent online university offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate certificates and degree programs, and serves a global student population of more than 17,000 annually.