Currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration through the Mark Skousen School of Business

Lenexa, Kan. – Sept. 10, 2014 – For the second year in a row, Grantham University has awarded the Eugene “Gene” Jewett Memorial Scholarship to a student in the University’s Mark Skousen School of Business. This year’s recipient is James Hatfield of Topeka, Kan. Hatfield works as an assistant election official for the Shawnee County election office and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

The Eugene “Gene” Jewett Memorial Scholarship was established in 2013 to honor the late thought leader, early advocate of online education, and GEC board member. The scholarship, valued up to $37,000, covers the cost of tuition, textbooks, software and associated fees for the completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree in Grantham’s Mark Skousen School of Business.

“Throughout his career, Mr. Jewett preached the benefits on online education to all who would listen. He witnessed its power in helping students who might be unable to pursue their educational dreams otherwise do so and succeed,” said Steve Waldron, Grantham’s chief operating officer. “Through Mr. Jewett’s passion, schools like Grantham have been able to change countless lives, which is why we are proud to honor his memory with this annual scholarship.”

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About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as certificate programs. Grantham’s program offerings include: Accounting, Business, Human Resources, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Cybersecurity Concepts, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Performance Improvement and Nursing. Continuously accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).