East Greenwich, RI (November 2, 2020) - Corvias Foundation, a private charity founded by John Picerne to support educational opportunities for military families, today launched its 2021 scholarship applications available to military spouses and children of active-duty service members.
The military-dependent student scholarship and military spouse scholarship both offer financial support for recipients who are pursuing a higher education degree. Those who are awarded the military-dependent scholarship will receive a four-year college scholarship of up to $50,000. The 20 recipients of the military spouse scholarships will each be awarded $5,000. These funds can be used for any need that will help the recipients complete their degree, such as tuition, childcare or gas for transportation.
“Our mission at Corvias Foundation is to provide deserving and inspiring military families with resources to help them achieve their academic goals,” said Picerne. “I look forward to the privilege and honor of welcoming our 2021 scholarship recipients, as I have for the past 15 years. I’m always in awe of their accomplishments, especially given the unique challenges they face.”
The application process for the military-dependent student scholarship will close on Feb. 12, 2021, while the military spouse scholarship process will conclude on May 7, 2021. Student scholars and alumni of the military-dependent scholarship receive beyond-the-dollar support in the form of professional guidance through resume workshops, interview preparation and various opportunities to attend leadership events and conferences. Additionally, they have access to internships, mentoring and volunteer opportunities through the Corvias Foundation network.
“To date, Corvias Foundation has awarded nearly $15 million in scholarships to military spouses and children of active-duty service members,” said Maria Montalvo, executive director of Corvias Foundation. “It is so rewarding for our team to have this opportunity to help empower the next class of determined and courageous recipients in the new year and have them join the Corvias Foundation community.”
Individuals who are interested in applying can visit corviasfoundation.org/apply-now/ to review eligibility criteria and access the application.
About Corvias Foundation
Corvias Foundation is committed to inspiring students, college and university campuses, and military families to reach higher. Founded in 2006 as “Our Family for Families First Foundation,” our work increases access to educational, internship, mentoring, and volunteer opportunities so that those we touch are empowered to pursue their dreams and to make a greater impact in service to 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. To learn more, please visit: corviasfoundation.org.