The FoundationKansas City, Mo. – August 17, 2011 Grantham University, a 60-year-old institution delivering accredited online degrees to working adult students around the world, has partnered with the Foundation of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP Foundation) to offer three deserving applicants the opportunity to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree with no out of pocket costs.  The IACP Foundation is now accepting applications for three scholarships: Celebrating Women in Law Enforcement, Honoring Our Combat Veterans in Law Enforcement and Strengthening Our Nation.

The full scholarships, with a combined value of $108,000.00, will cover tuition, textbooks, software and any required fees for the recipients to earn either an undergraduate or graduate degree at Grantham.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be an active, full-time law enforcement officer
  • Meet the University’s minimum admissions requirements
  • Fully complete the application
  • Submit a 300-word essay outlining personal and professional goals, and why the applicant is pursuing his/her chosen degree program

“The IACP Foundation and Grantham have been partners since 2004,” said Dr. Fredrick Snow, president of Grantham University. “Since its inception, Grantham University has dedicated itself to serving those who serve, which includes our nation’s first responders. We are thrilled that our partners at the Foundation are continuing to help us fulfill this mission.”

IACP Foundation chair Michael Carroll, former chief of the West Goshen, Pennsylvania Township Police added, “This is an outstanding opportunity for the IACP Foundation to provide an extraordinary benefit to future leaders in professional policing.  In these challenging economic times, scholarships like these can really make a difference in an officer’s ability to advance his or her career.  Providing for continuing education of law enforcement command staff is one of the primary focuses of the IACP Foundation”.

More information about the eligibility requirements for each of the three scholarships and the online application is available at: IACP Scholarships. The deadline to apply is September 9, 2011.

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 38 different associate, bachelor and master’s online degrees in a wide variety of disciplines. Grantham’s criminal justice degrees include: Certificates of Learning in Emergency Operations Management, Computer Forensic Investigations, Juvenile Justice and Criminal Investigation; an associate degree in Criminal Justice; and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with concentrations in Homeland Security and Computer Science.

About The International Association of Chiefs of Police Foundation:

Through its efforts in leadership training, scholarship for survivors, professional development opportunities and global outreach, the IACP Foundation brings together public-private partnerships that benefit today's active law enforcement leader.  The IACP Foundation serves public safety by securing and providing necessary financial and programmatic resources needed to conduct educational and training programs, perform research and assist survivors of law enforcement officer killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty.