Kansas City, Mo. — July 1, 2009 — Grantham University (www.grantham.edu), an online university serving working adult students around the world, will provide one full, four-year scholarship to a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) and one full, four-year scholarship to the spouse of a NCO from the community of the Greater Kansas City, Ft. Leavenworth, Ft. Riley, and Topeka Chapters of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA).  Applicants do not need to be a member of AUSA.  The scholarships will cover: tuition costs, required textbooks, software, fees and shipping of the course materials.  The value of each scholarship is approximately $36,000.

"I look forward to presenting these scholarships to two deserving recipients at the 10th anniversary event for AUSA's Kansas City Chapter," said Dr. John LaNear, President of Grantham University.  "Grantham has supported AUSA nationally and locally for many years, and we're honored to make it possible for two deserving applicants to pursue their educational goals."

Scholarship eligibility requirements and the online application can be found at /ausa-nco/.  Applications for the Grantham University NCO and NCO Spouse Scholarship Program must be submitted by midnight (Central time), August 15, 2009. Scholarship recipients will be notified in September 2009.

Grantham University will present the NCO Scholarships at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the AUSA at 5:30 p.m. on September 22, 2009, at the KC Marriott Downtown Hotel, 200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, Mo.