grantham university logoSeptember 5, 2007 - Grantham University, an online university specializing in educating working adults, today announced that Blacks In Government (BIG) Region XI awarded a four-year Grantham University scholarship to Doris Johnson. The scholarship, valued at $34,000, covers: tuition costs, required textbooks, software, fees and shipping of the course materials.

Currently, a program analyst with the U.S. Department of Justice, Ms. Johnson assists various attorneys across the country with their cases by searching and reviewing case documents, creating courtroom exhibit charts, and performing research through the law enforcement legal research services for case-related documents.

"I am interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice with a specialty in Computer Science at Grantham University," said Ms. Johnson. "I will be able to enhance my knowledge and continue to provide the best possible assistance to the attorneys I work with."

"We are very excited to have Ms. Johnson continue her studies with us," said Christine Shelly executive vice President of Grantham University. "Like so many of our working adult students, she has a great deal of professional experience and is looking to build on that experience with a college degree."

Grantham University is a designated online degree provider for the federal government's OPM e-training initiative which was designed to support the development of the Federal workforce and advance agency missions by providing access to high quality e-Learning products, information and services.

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 Blacks In Government
BIG is a non-profit 501(c) 3 bi-partisan organization comprised of Federal, State, and Local employees, and is committed to achieving excellence in Government through equal employment opportunity. For more information about BIG's Region XI and the Grantham University Scholarship Program, visit: