eangusKansas City, Mo. – April 14, 2011Grantham University, a 61 year old institution delivering accredited online degrees to working adult students around the world, has joined together with the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) to provide a fully funded scholarship to a deserving member of the National Guard Enlisted community.  The CSM Virgil R. Williams Scholarship, valued at $36,000, covers tuition, required textbooks, software, and fees for an undergraduate or graduate degree at Grantham University.

“Grantham University and EANGUS have a shared mission to improve the lives and careers of National Guard enlisted Soldiers and Airmen,” said Dr. Fredrick Snow, president of Grantham University. “We are both passionate about promoting the importance and benefits of education to our nation’s service members and veterans,”

Interested applicants must meet the minimum scholarship eligibility requirements. Eligibility requirements and the online application for the CSM Virgil R. Williams Scholarship can be found at: https://www.grantham.edu/scholarships/eangus-scholarship/. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight Eastern Time on June 1, 2011.  EANGUS will announce the scholarship recipient at its 2011 Annual Conference in August.

“EANGUS is extremely proud and honored to be associated with Grantham University in this partnership to enhance the educational opportunities of our enlisted personnel,” said CMSgt Roger Hagan (Ret), president of EANGUS. “We certainly want to thank Grantham for their long association and generosity towards EANGUS and the hope of our continuing success to better serve the enlisted personnel of the National Guard of the United States of America.”

In addition to the annual scholarship, members of EANGUS and their families can take advantage of a special tuition grant at Grantham University that includes a Textbook and Software Grant which covers the cost of required textbooks and software. To learn more, visit: https://www.grantham.edu/scholarships/eangus-scholarship/.

Grantham University’s accredited online degree programs are flexible and portable, allowing students to fit education into their life instead of arranging life around their education. The University offers a variety of associate, bachelor and master’s online degrees in areas such as Business Administration, Business Intelligence, Business Management, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Human Resource Management, Information Systems Security, and Medical Coding and Billing.

For more information about Grantham University and its degree programs, visit: https://www.grantham.edu or call 800-955-2527.


The Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States was formally organized in 1972 with the goal of increasing the voice of enlisted persons in the National Guard. As such, EANGUS is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the status, welfare and professionalism of Enlisted members of the National Guard by supporting legislation that provides adequate staffing, pay, benefits, entitlements, equipment and installations for the National Guard.