Deadline quickly approaching for Grantham University’s David ‘Bull’ Baker Memorial Scholarship

LENEXA, Kan. – Grantham University, a leading provider of online college degrees and certificate programs, encourages active duty, reservist or National Guard members of the U.S. Air Force who are pursuing higher education to apply for the University’s annual David “Bull” Baker Memorial Scholarship.

Valued at up to $39,471, the full scholarship can be applied to either an undergraduate or graduate degree at Grantham University, and is inclusive of tuition, textbooks, software and fees. The deadline to apply is Monday, November 6, 2017.

“Grantham strives to make college education affordable and accessible for all adult learners, including our nation’s military.” said Scott Andrews, president and CEO of Grantham University. “In addition to our low tuition rates, we are pleased to offer opportunities like the Bull Baker Scholarship, to help lessen the financial challenges often associated with attending college. We want our students to be able to focus on what is most important – earning the quality education they need for personal and professional success. ”

The scholarship is named after the late General David “Bull” Baker, U.S. Air Force, a prisoner of war (POW) who honorably served his country and supported service members’ pursuit of higher education. Along with his active duty service, General Baker served in the Pentagon as Vice Director for Operational Plans and Joint Force Development, J-7, Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was also on Grantham University’s Board of Governors from 2006 until his passing in 2009.

Scholarship recipient and current Grantham University MBA student Robert Bursee says, “Along with 21 years of service in the Air Force, my undergraduate degree in Business Administration and intended MBA degree from Grantham have set me apart from the rest of the crowd in my current position as a Talent Acquisition Manager in Healthcare. Thanks to Grantham, I have pushed myself to reach and exceed goals I would never have dreamed for myself 10 years ago.”

Scholarship applicants must be an active duty member of the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard member or Air Force reservist and must be either enrolled or planning to enroll in a degree program. Applicants must also submit an essay on how a degree will make a difference in their career. For more information on the scholarship, please visit:

 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. Throughout 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. 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 continual 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 distance learning university. The 100 percent online university offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate certificates and degree programs.


Liz Istas

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Liz Istas has been Grantham’s communication manager for over seven years, and loves being part of the Grantham family of staff and students. Liz holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Kansas State University.