grantham university logoAugust 8, 2006 - Grantham University, specializing in educating working adults, announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Blacks In Government's (BIG) Region XI. The agreement was signed by Mr. Thomas M. Macon, chairman of Grantham University, and Dr. Larry Phillips, president of BIG Region XI, during a news conference hosted by BIG Region XI's Department of Education Chapter at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC on Monday, August 7th.

"Blacks in Government Region XI and Grantham University are joining forces to offer accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs to help meet the education mission and requirements of many federal agencies," said Macon.

Along with special tuition grants, Grantham University is also providing Region XI with a full four-year scholarship to be awarded to one of its members at the 2007 BIG Region XI Training Conference.

In addition to assisting Region XI with its education, training and professional development goals, Grantham University will be hosting a training session and exhibiting at BIG's 28th Annual National Training Conference in New York City, August 21-25, 2006.

Grantham University's courses are offered online and are self-paced, allowing students maximum flexibility to study at home, at work, or from almost anywhere in the world. Grantham offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, General Studies, Computer Science, and other technology related fields.

Grantham University is a designated online degree provider for the federal government's OPM e-training initiative which was designed to support the development of the Federal workforce and advance agency missions by providing access to high quality e-Learning products, information and services.

For more information on the scholarship program and BIG Region XI's tuition grants, please call 1-888-947-2684.

For more information on the scholarship program and BIG Region XI's tuition grants, please call 1-888-947-2684.

About BIG
BIG is a non-profit 501(c) 3 bi-partisan organization comprised of Federal, State, and Local employees, and is committed to achieving excellence in Government through equal employment opportunity. For more information about BIG's Region XI and the Grantham University Scholarship Program, visit: