Corvias and Wayne State University Announce 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI (August 17, 2022) — Corvias and Wayne State University (WSU) today announced the two recipients of the 2022-2023 Wayne State Corvias Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship program is made possible by an endowment established by Corvias to support students financially as they pursue their higher education degree. Recipients of the scholarship will receive $6,250 per semester, for a total of $12,500 for the academic year.

This year’s scholarship recipients are Brea Hartsfield and Nicole Wallace. A luncheon in their honor will be held this upcoming September.

Hartsfield is an incoming first-year student who plans to study psychology during her time at WSU. Her goal is to become a child psychologist and open a private practice. She hopes to have her services be available to all teenagers in need of help. Wallace, an upperclassman, is majoring in political science and plans to minor in law and Arabic. She hopes to intern with a federal agency while getting her undergraduate degree. After graduating, Wallace plans to attend law school with hopes to later go into federal law enforcement and pursue a career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Central Intelligence Agency.   

“One of Corvias’ top priorities is to support and empower communities where our team members live, work and serve,” said Chris Wilson, chief executive officer of Corvias. “Through this scholarship program, we aim to help deserving students achieve their education goals by providing financial support to ease their financial burden. I offer my sincerest congratulations to Brea and Nicole on their achievement and look forward to following their academic journeys.”

Nicole Wallace, an upper classman, currently majoring in political science and minoring in law and Arabic.
Nicole Wallace, an upper classman, currently majoring in political science and minoring in law and Arabic.

”We appreciate our partnership with Corvias and their continuing commitment to our students,” said Mark Lawrence Kornbluh, PhD, Wayne State’s Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. “We look forward to celebrating Brea and Nicole’s achievements this fall in person.”

Brea Hartsfield psychology student
Brea Hartsfield, an incoming freshman, plans to study psychology with hopes to become a child psychologist to help teenagers in need.

The Corvias Scholar awards, presented each fall to two Wayne State University students, are made possible by a ten-year commitment of $1 million, $500,000 of which will be donated by Corvias and the remaining $500,000 funded through annual installments generated by the 40-year housing partnership between Wayne State and Corvias. During the course of the partnership, 80 students will be named Corvias Scholars, and the endowment created is expected to provide scholarships to students in perpetuity.

Established in 2018, the Wayne State Corvias Endowed Scholarship award can be used for tuition, fees, and room and board in on-campus housing. Recipients must be enrolled full-time, reside in on-campus housing, demonstrate financial need, and achieve and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

Corvias has one of the largest on-campus higher education partner portfolios in the U.S., serving nearly 20,000 students and providing services for 15 colleges and universities, including the University of Norte Dame, Purdue University and Wayne State University. In partnership with Residence Life, Corvias strives to enhance the quality of life for its residents, allowing them to grow and thrive. Click here to learn more about this portfolio and Corvias’ work with its higher education.


About Wayne State University

Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering nearly 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 27,000 students. Wayne State University houses nearly 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students in living-learning communities right in the heart of Midtown Detroit. Learn more at .

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:

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