grantham university logoSeptember 27, 2007 - Grantham University, an online university specializing in educating working adults, today announced that the Society of American Indian Government Employees (SAIGE) awarded a four-year Grantham University scholarship to Jinny Shulenberger. The scholarship, valued at $34,000, covers: tuition costs, required textbooks, software, fees and shipping of the course materials.

Ms. Shulenberger applied for the Grantham University Scholarship because she needs a degree to advance in her Federal government career and meet her lifelong goal of becoming the first Native American Manager at her facility.

"I am interested in pursuing a degree in Business Administration at Grantham University because with the flexibility of distance learning, I can work full-time and earn my degree at the same time," said Ms. Shulenberger.

"Education is powerful and plays an important role in everyone's lives," said Christine Shelly, executive vice President of Grantham University. "For Ms. Shulenberger, it could mean a promotion and the opportunity to become the first Native American Manager in her workplace, which is a significant milestone. Providing a scholarship to a deserving SAIGE member is one small way that Grantham University can make a big difference in someone's life."

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.

SAIGE was formed in 2001 to serve the needs of American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) federal employees. It is SAIGE's mission to promote the recruitment, hiring, retention, development, advancement and equitable treatment of AI and AN employees in the workforce. For more information about SAIGE, visit: