Funding will support professional, certification or licensure needs
East Greenwich, R.I. (December 7, 2015) — Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, Corvias Foundation and Corvias Military Living, the military housing division of Corvias Group, have partnered with the National Military Family Association (NMFA) to support spouse scholarships and professional support in excess of $20,000. These scholarship awards are for NMFA-registered military spouses seeking professional funds, including licensure, registration and certification. Applications for 2016 scholarships are now available on the NMFA website, through January 31, 2016.
"Our first year partnering with NMFA afforded us the honor of awarding six well-deserving military spouses with the financial means to continue the journey towards their professional goals," said Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director. "The success of our inaugural participation has inspired us to significantly increase our contribution to NMFA's wonderful mission. The Foundation takes great pride in providing the families of service members with a support network that follows them in their pursuits and we're excited to welcome more faces to our family."
Joyce Raezer, NMFA's Executive Director, praised Corvias' commitment to the professional advancement of spouses and to their families. "More than 100,000 military spouses visited our scholarship pages this year, and 9,436 applied for funding. We are grateful that Corvias recognizes the sacrifice these spouses make for our country, and has partnered with us to remove some of the hurdles they face pursuing employment." To date, NMFA has distributed more than $500,000 to almost 500 Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, NOAA and Coast Guard spouses. This year, Corvias became the largest sponsor of NMFA's military spouse professional support initiatives with its pledge of a $20,000 grant.
In addition to Corvias, support for this year's NMFA scholarships comes from an impressive group of organizations including, Fisher House Foundation, Samsung Electronics America, United Health Foundation, GEICO, Lockheed Martin, May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust and Northrop Grumman Foundation.
Due to the frequency of moves and changing family dynamics due to deployments experienced by military families, Corvias is focused on ensuring that military spouses who are qualified to work in a job that they are trained and educated for are able to continue that work regardless of location. This program is intended to support licensing, certification or registration in a new state or to progress within a spouse's current career field.
All military spouses residing in the nine states that Corvias Military Living operates in (Alabama, Alaska, California, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina and Oklahoma) are eligible for these scholarships. In order to confirm eligibility and fill out an application, spouses should visit militaryfamily.org.
Since its founding by Corvias Group CEO John Picerne, the Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in annual educational grants and scholarships to the spouses and kids of active-duty service members living at military installations across the country.
Corvias actively manages 13 U.S. government partnerships and additional private partnerships. In the past 12 years, the company has raised the capital needed for the construction and redevelopment of more than 12,000 acres in communities serving more than 24,000 families. Corvias is also currently responsible for implementing more than $11 billion in maintenance and infrastructure repairs, and will reinvest $4.4 billion into its current public sector partnerships for continuous maintenance, upgrades and redevelopment during a 50-year span.
About Corvias Foundation
Corvias Foundation, the charitable arm of the Corvias Group, is committed to inspiring students, college and university campuses, military families, and our employees to reach higher. 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 The National Military Family Association
The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. 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, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA. To get involved or to learn more, visit www.MilitaryFamily.org.