Student pursuing his MBA with Eugene “Gene” Jewett Memorial Scholarship for Business Students

Noel FoxKansas City, Mo. – October 4, 2013 – Grantham University,, has named Technical Sergeant (TSgt) Noel Fox of Lompoc, Cali., as the recipient of the first annual Eugene “Gene” Jewett Memorial Scholarship.  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.  TSgt Fox, a 4.0 student, is pursuing his Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Established in 2013 by Grantham University, the scholarship honors the late Eugene “Gene” Jewett, a thought leader, early advocate of online education, and GEC board member.

TSgt Fox has served in the United States Air Force for 17 years, and hopes to use his MBA to better manage, motivate, and inspire those he leads, currently and in the future. “Earning this scholarship has helped ensure that I will have a back-up plan to land a job doing what I love after retiring,” he said. “I’ll be able to stay on pace with my educational plan, regardless of sequestration, and become a diverse and productive member of society long after I have left military service.”

“Mr. Jewett saw the benefits available to students like TSgt Fox through the power of online education,” said Dr. Jeffrey Cropsey, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and External Relations. “Students who might otherwise be unable to pursue their educational dreams can now do so thanks to those who led the charge, like Mr. Jewett, which is why we are proud to honor his memory with this scholarship.”

Named a top military-friendly university by Military Advanced Education for six consecutive years, Grantham University offers a number of military scholarships for active duty, reserve, guard, veterans and military family members as well as scholarships for law enforcement personnel. To learn more about Grantham University and its designation as a military-friendly school, go to our news page or call 800-955-2527.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University is a private institution that specializes in online education for the working adult student. Its mission is to provide accessible, affordable, professionally relevant degree programs in a continuously changing global society. Grantham's courses are 100% online, allowing students to study at home, at work, on Temporary Duty or from almost anywhere in the world. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has compiled a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education.