Leila Gallagher

Forest KempLenexa, Kan. – February 7, 2017Grantham 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 Forest Kemp of Richmond, Va., who served more than 21 years in the United States Navy and retired in December of 2015 as a Lieutenant/LDO Security Officer.

Through the scholarship, Kemp will be earning his Master of Business Administration at Grantham – the second master’s-level degree he will have pursued at the 100 percent online university.  In 2013, Kemp graduated with a Master of Science in Performance Improvement and is excited to continue his education at Grantham.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to earn another master’s degree at Grantham. My MBA will assist me in obtaining upper-level management positions in small- and large-scale organizations,” said Kemp. “In my past experience at Grantham, the faculty and staff worked with me throughout my journey to help me be successful. I look forward to that continued support as I earn my MBA.”

The Eugene “Gene” Jewett Memorial Scholarship was established in 2013 to honor the late thought leader, early advocate of online education, and Board of Directors member for The Level Playing Field ® Corporation, the financial sponsor of Grantham University. The scholarship 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.

“Mr. Jewett believed strongly in the benefits of online education and the ability to earn your degree while working full-time, on active duty in the military, or staying at home to raise your family,” said Dr. Cheryl Hayek, interim university president and provost. “This scholarship is a testament to his dedication and we are proud to award the opportunity to Mr. Kemp.”

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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. The 100 percent online university offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate certificates and degree programs, and serves a global student population of more than 17,000 annually.