“These costs add up over time with each move,” says Jen Sousa, Corvias Foundation Board President and Corvias Chief Operating Officer. “These license and certification costs can prevent military spouses from being able to continue their careers, even though military families, just like their civilian counterparts, increasingly rely on dual incomes.”
The Corvias Foundation/National Military Family Association (NMFA) Licensure and Certification scholarship addresses this problem by assisting in covering the cost of obtaining the necessary documents to continue careers in new states. Corvias Foundation and NMFA awarded the 2024 round of scholarships to 24 spouses of active-duty military members serving in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force. This year’s recipients include military spouses pursuing certification to be clinical psychologists, social workers, play therapists, and much more.
For Jessica, the scholarship is deeply meaningful. “This opportunity means a lot to me and my family as it helps to ease the burden on my professional career due to our many moves. Relicensing in every state has been a hurdle on the way to working towards my independent license,” Jessica said.
“Your award has let me obtain my license in our new state, sign up for the required continuing education credits for my license, rejoin the national organization for my field of social work, and update my professional texts such as the updated DSM-V-TR,” she continued. “This has been such a big help in me getting back in the field of social work after so many moves, time off with children, and I just thank you so much from my whole family.”
The scholarship means a lot to those involved in administering the program, too. “Here at Corvias Foundation, we are proud to support these military families and their financial strength,” said Sousa. “Military families sacrifice so much, and it is energizing for us to support our families in a meaningful way.”
“We continue to be grateful for our partnership with Corvias Foundation,” said Besa Pinchotti, NMFA CEO. “With their support, these 24 military spouses can focus on building their careers and investing in the financial stability of their military families.” Pinchotti continued, “Since scholarship’s inception, 172 military spouses have received more than $140,000 in funding, thanks to our important work together with Corvias Foundation.”
Corvias Foundation is proud to partner with NMFA and support military spouses in continued pursuit of their dreams. The 2024 scholarships to 24 military spouses total $21,250. To learn more about the Corvias Foundation, please visit, www.corviasfoundation.org. To learn more about the National Military Family Association, go to www.MilitaryFamily.org.
About Corvias Foundation
Corvias Foundation is committed to inspiring students, college and university campuses, and military families to reach higher. Founded in 2006, Corvias Foundation has provided more than $15 million in scholarships to further educational opportunities for military families and the children of Corvias employees. To learn more, please visit: corviasfoundation.org.
About The National Military Family Association
The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving all military families. Since 1969, NMFA has worked to strengthen and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured. NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, veteran, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA. To get involved or to learn more, visit www.MilitaryFamily.org.