Corvias Foundation Awards $100,000 in Scholarships to Military Spouses

September 20, 2017

                                                                                                                                                           

East Greenwich, R.I. (September 19, 2017)Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. Helping military spouses overcome economic hurdles by allowing them to equip themselves with the tools and accreditation to join the workforce has always been a key focus of the organization. This year, Corvias Foundation has awarded scholarships totaling $100,000, each up to $5,000, to spouses of active-duty service members across the country.

“With active duty military families moving 2.4 times as often as civilians, or about every two to three years, we’re acutely aware of the barriers facing military spouses in their pursuit for employment opportunities,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director. “We are humbled by the perseverance and drive exhibited by every single one of these spouses and it’s a tremendous honor for all of us to play a role in their educational and professional journey.”

While each spouse comes from a unique background and they all have their own individual goals, there is a strong common thread of aspiring to help those who need a champion. For example, several of the recipients will further their studies to pursue work that helps and supports military families, a perfect encapsulation of the Foundation’s ripple-effect of giving. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are aspiring psychologists, social workers, nurses, physical therapists, and teachers.

Since 2006, Corvias Foundation has awarded more than $7 million through 385 scholarships to military spouses and children at 13 different Army and Air Force installations. Following are our 2017 scholarship recipients:

Edwards Air Force Base, California

Nicoletta Pollice is a junior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Advertisement/Public Relations and Strategic Communications from Pennsylvania State University. Her husband is TSgt Jason William Hoffman of the U.S. Air Force.

Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Cheryl Clanahan is a junior pursuing a Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Northern Virginia Community College. Her husband is Maj Keric Clanahan of the U.S. Air Force.

Rendi Kunz is pursuing an Associate’s degree in Radiography at Fayetteville Technical Community College. Her husband is SPC Kyle Kunz of the U.S. Army.

Logan Posey is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in Special Education with a focus in Autism and Applied Behavior from Ball State University. Her husband is SSG Daniel Posey of the U.S. Army.

Tatum Price is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s in Medicine Science from Methodist University. Her husband is SFC William Albert Price Jr. of the U.S. Army.

Anna Weightman is a senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her husband is SPC Juan Perez of the U.S. Army.

Kaitlin Wonder is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in Children & Families and Military Social Work from the University of Southern California. Her husband is SSG Lance Wonder of the U.S. Army.

Fort Meade, Maryland

Ana Mulio Alvarez is a junior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from George Washington University. Her husband is SPC David Newkirk of the U.S. Army.

Nancy Flores is a freshman pursuing an Associate’s degree in Nursing at Anne Arundel Community College. Her husband is SSG Charles Flores of the U.S. Army.

Jennifer Szarek is a freshman pursuing Physician's Assistant program at Anne Arundel Community College. Her husband is SSG Daniel Szarek of the U.S. Army.

Fort Riley, Kansas

Caroline Brankley is a junior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with minors in Business Administration and French at Kansas State University. Her husband is SPC Johnathan Brankley of the U.S. Army.

Jordan Hansel is a freshman pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Special Education at Kansas State University. Her husband is PV2 Jacob L. Hansel of the U.S. Army.

Angela Porritt is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in Teaching from Kansas State University. Her husband is CW2 Timothy James Porritt of the U.S. Army.

Fort Rucker, Alabama

Callie Beasley is a graduate student pursuing a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Duke University. Her husband is 2LT Scott Beasley of the U.S. Army.

Melody Smith is a senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Troy University. Her husband is CW2 Reginal Smith of the U.S. Army.

McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas

Hannah Huff is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Western Governors University. Her husband is SSgt Andrew Huff of the U.S. Air Force.

Angela Saunders is a junior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Bethel College. Her husband is TSgt Tyrone Saunders of the U.S. Air Force.

Media contact:

Melissa Ballou, melissa.ballou@corviasfoundation.org

 

About Corvias Foundation

Corvias Foundation, the charitable arm of Corvias, is committed to inspiring students, college and university campuses, military families, and our employees to reach higher. Founded in 2006 as "Our Family for Families First Foundation," our work increases access to educational, internship, mentoring and volunteering opportunities so that those we touch are empowered to pursue their dreams and to make a greater impact in service of their communities and their nation. We strive to create ever-increasing opportunities by providing the resources and networks needed to help our scholars and partners surpass their goals. We achieve this through a commitment to education, community engagement and high-impact charitable giving. Online scholarship applications are available each November at www.corviasfoundation.org or call 401-228-2836 for more information.

About Corvias

As a privately-owned company headquartered in East Greenwich, RI, Corvias partners with higher education and government institutions nationwide to solve their most essential systemic problems and create long-term, sustainable value through our unique approach to partnership. Corvias pursues the kinds of partnerships that materially and sustainably improve the quality of life for the people who call our communities home, purposefully choosing to partner with organizations who share our values and whose mission is to serve as the foundational blocks, or pillars, of our nation. To learn more, please visit: www.corvias.com.

 

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