February 22, 2006 - Grantham University, specializing in educating working adults, today announced it is offering Military Severely Injured Scholarships in 2006 to U.S. service members. Any service member in any branch of the United States Military who has received a "Rating Decision" memo of 60% disability or higher from the Veterans Administration and has been retired or medically discharged from active military duty as a result of being wounded in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom is eligible for the scholarship program.
"Grantham University has been meeting the educational needs of the military community for more than fifty years," said Roy Winter, President of Grantham University. "The Military Severely Injured Scholarship Program was created to honor the service members who in their course of duty have preformed meritorious acts of service for our country."
The four-year scholarship program provides tuition and fees to pursue any Grantham University degree program. The estimated value of a bachelor's degree is $28,000 with an additional value of approximately $11,000 for a master's degree. Required textbooks and software are the responsibility of the student. The estimated textbook costs are $80 to $120 per course.
Grantham is also extending its 2006 Military Severely Injured Scholarship program to spouses and children of severely injured service members. This scholarship program provides a 25 percent tuition discount on any Grantham University degree program and includes the cost of required textbooks and software. The estimated cost for a bachelor's degree is $21,000, and for a master's degree, $8,000.
Wounded service members applying for these scholarships are required to provide a copy of the "Rating Decision" memo issued by the Veterans Administration, verifying their disability related retirement/discharge. Eligible family members must possess a high school diploma or GED and a valid Military Identification Card. For applications and eligibility requirements are located on the Grantham University website, visit Military Severely Injured Scholarships.
Currently, Grantham University is working with the Military Severely Injured Center and the Department of Defense, Military Community & Family Policy Office, to offer career opportunities to severely wounded soldiers and their family members in its Kansas City office.
The Military Severely Injured Center's mission is to "prepare severely injured service members to return to duty or to reintegrate successfully into their home towns." The Center provides personalized assistance, tailored to meet an individual's and family member's unique needs during recovery and rehabilitation. Other services include: financial resources; education, training and job placement; mobility and functioning; home transportation and workplace accommodations; and personal, couple and family issues counseling. For more information, contact the Center at 1-888-774-1361.