The Federally Employed Women's Foundation for Education and Training recently announced that Judy Freeman of Tioga, PA, and Jacqueline Wasik of Joliet, IL, are each recipients of a two-year scholarship to Grantham University. The scholarship includes the cost of tuition, required textbooks, software, and fees.
Freeman, employed at the Veterans Administration, is a member of FEW's Greater Boston Chapter, Northeast Region and serves on the FEW Web Committee. She is excited about earning an MBA in Information Management and making the most out of the career opportunities it will afford her.
Wasik is employed by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The agency is the largest federal grant making agency that provides support to foster volunteerism and civic engagement. She is a member of the Windy City Chapter in the Great Lakes Region. Wasik earned her associate degree at the age of 32, while working full-time and going to class five nights a week, so she truly values the flexibility of distance learning. "I have a 14 hour work day with my commute, which doesn't allow for much family time," said Wasik. "Distance learning allows me to fit in studying around my family's needs." Like, Freeman, Wasik decided to continue her education because it will make her more marketable in the Federal sector.
"Grantham University is pleased to provide these two scholarships to the FEW Foundation in support of their mission to help women advance their careers through education and training, said Dr. John LaNear, University President. "The Foundation's initiatives closely align with our mission to provide an accessible, affordable university education for students whose lifestyles and circumstances require the innovative and creative learning methodologies that are all too often not available at traditional institutions of higher learning."
The FEW Foundation for Education and Training is a 501(c) (3) charitable arm of Federally Employed Women, a national organization founded in 1968 with four focus areas: Diversity, Legislation, Compliance, and Training. The Foundation focuses on providing opportunities for professional growth through leadership development, education, mentoring, and networking. For more information, visit www.few.org and www.fewfoundation.org or call (202) 898-0994.