Kansas City, Mo. – August 17, 2010 – Grantham University, an online university specializing in educating working adults for over 60 years, was named a G.I. Jobs Military Friendly School for the second year in a row. The list, which was released on August 16th, honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to meet the educational needs of America's veterans.
"With the new Post-9/11 GI Bill, service members and veterans have many educational options and often the choice can become overwhelming," said Dr. Jeffrey Cropsey, vice president of strategic initiatives at Grantham University. "Lists like the 2011 Military Friendly Schools can help these students narrow down their options and select the higher education institution that's right for them."
Beginning last April, G.I. Jobs polled over 7,000 schools to compile its list using methodology and criteria developed by an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators from various universities; as well as Keith Wilson, VA's director of education services; Michele Spires, American Council on Education's assistant director of military programs; Janet Swandol, associate director for CLEP and Derek Blumke, president of Student Veterans of America.
A full story and detailed list of Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools, which will be distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in September.
"For over 60 years, Grantham University has served the educational needs of our nation's service members and veterans, and it is an honor to be named a 2011 Military Friendly School," said Dr. Cynthia Hoss, President of Grantham University. "Grantham was founded by a World War II veteran to help prepare veterans for new jobs and a better future upon their return to civilian life, and we are proud to continue our tradition of serving those who serve."
Grantham University participates in the Go-Army Ed and Marine Corps Academic Explorer programs; The Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative program; has been recognized as a provisional school in the Navy College Distance Learning Program, and is an active member of National Association of Institutes for Military Education Services (NAIMES). Grantham is also is a partner school in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
To learn more about Grantham University and its military scholarships for active duty, reserve, guard, veterans, military family members, and severely injured service members, please visit: http://www.grantham.edu/tuition/scholarships/.