December 15, 2010 | | Leave a comment Officials from Grantham University, an online school, recently announced that it has awarded one student with a $36,000 grant. The institution has partnered with the Kansas City chapter of the Association of the United States Army to fully finance the college education of a qualified spouse of a non-commissioned officer. The scholarship will also cover textbooks, software, fees and the shipping fees of the course materials. Wendy Clark, a stay-at-home mom whose husband is currently serving 27th R and R Battalion, says that she will be pursuing a bachelor's degree in health systems management. “In the true spirit of a military spouse, she has dedicated her life to raising her family and supporting her husband while he serves in the U.S. Army, so she has never had the opportunity to reach her goal of earning a college degree,” said Cynthia Hoss, provost of the school. Furthermore, school officials added that the school’s online degrees can be completed on the student’s time and are designed for working professionals who wish to change or advance in their careers. The school currently offers programs in high-demand fields such as business, health systems management, nursing, engineering and computer science. The 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning reveals that web-based course enrollment has risen by nearly 1 million students since last year.