Master Sergeant Robert BurseeLENEXA, Kan. – January 18, 2017 – Grantham University, has named Master Sergeant Robert Bursee of Santa Clara, California, as the recipient of the David “Bull” Baker Memorial Scholarship. Bursee earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Grantham and he is now working toward his Master’s in Business Administration.

The full scholarship valued up to $39,471, honors the late General David “Bull” Baker, a United States Air Force POW who dedicated his life to honorably serving his country and the pursuit of knowledge by supporting continuing education for service members. General Baker served on Grantham’s Board of Governors from 2006 until his passing in 2009.

In his essay, MSgt Bursee, wrote about the importance of pursing his degrees and that seeking a business position will be his top priority when he leaves the military. He said, “I feel that pursuing an MBA degree in addition to my military experience will propel my career options. My bachelor’s degree in business administration from Grantham University has already made a positive impact on my career.”

MSgt Bursee has served in the United States Air Force for 21 years and currently serves as an Operations Flight Chief. “We are inspired by his dedication to his country and educational goals,” said Dr. Cheryl Hayek, interim university president and provost. “We look forward to supporting him throughout his journey at Grantham as he continues his master’s degree.”

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About Grantham University: Grantham University was founded in 1951 by Donald Grantham, a World War II veteran with a vision to make education achievable for military service members and veterans. Over the past 66 years, Grantham’s commitment to serving those who serve with affordable, accessible higher education has evolved into a culture of service that extends to all adult learners, as well as those in need. The university’s ability to help students achieve their dreams through education is enabled by its unique approach and devotion to comprehensive student support and its continuous advancement in line with changing technologies.

Continuously accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), Grantham University has earned a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university serving a global student population of more than 17,000 annually.