Applications are now available to children and spouses at 13 Army and Air Force installations nationwide
East Greenwich, R.I. (November 2, 2015) — Corvias Foundation, an award-winning private, charitable foundation committed to supporting the pursuit of higher education, announced today that applications for the 2016 scholarships and educational grants are now available. The Foundation is committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education and has awarded nearly $6 million in scholarships and grants to children and spouses of active-duty service members since 2006.
"Serving military families is a tremendous honor for everyone here at Corvias, and we are very excited to open up the 2016 scholarship and educational grant application process," said Maria Montalvo, Executive Director of Corvias Foundation. "Every one of our scholars brings a unique and inspiring background to the Foundation family and we're thrilled to help guide their educational and professional dreams both financially and as a support system."
Applications for the 2016 scholarships must be submitted by February 11th and will be awarded to high school seniors with plans of attending a four-year university or college. The scholarships are in the amount of up to $50,000 per person. The scholarship is available to children of active-duty service members stationed at Forts Meade, Bragg, Polk, Rucker, Riley, and Sill; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Edwards Air Force Base, Eglin Air Force Base, Eielson Air Force Base, Hurlburt Field, McConnell Air Force Base and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. A total of 10 applicants will be selected to receive a scholarship. All scholarship applicants will be notified of their award status by the end of April.
Applications for the 2016 educational grants must be submitted by May 5th. Grants are given in the amount of up to $5,000 to spouses of active-duty service members stationed at the military installations listed above. Corvias Foundation will select 20 recipients and applicants may be in any stage of the educational process. All applicants will be notified of their award status by the end of July.
Applications and all necessary paperwork for both the scholarship and educational grant must be submitted by the due date in order to be considered. Selected recipients may begin using their scholarship or educational grant in the fall of 2016. Families do not have to reside in on-post/base housing in order to qualify for scholarships or grants. Eligible service members stationed at these 13 Army and Air Force installations can serve in any branch of the military.
About Corvias Foundation
Corvias Foundation, the private, charitable foundation of Corvias Group Founder and CEO John Picerne, is committed to inspiring students, college and university campuses, military families and employees to reach higher. Founded in 2006, Corvias Foundation has awarded over $6 million in scholarships and educational grants, as well as community outreach programs. Our work directly 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. The Foundation strives to create ever-increasing opportunities by providing the resources and networks needed to help our scholars and partners surpass their goals, and this is achieved through a commitment to education, community engagement and high-impact charitable giving.