Applications for 2017 educational scholarships are now available from Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation–the charitable arm of Corvias.
Applications for the scholarships for high school seniors must be submitted by Feb. 9, 2017. These scholarships will be awarded to students with plans of attending a four-year university or college. These scholarships are awarded in the amount of up to $50,000 per person.
The scholarships are 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 scholarships for spouses must be submitted by May 4, 2017. These $5,000 scholarships are awarded to spouses of active-duty service members stationed at the military installations listed above. Applicants may be in any stage of their educational process. Corvias Foundation will select 20 recipients and all applicants will be notified of their award status by the end of July.
Families do not have to reside in on-base housing to be eligible for scholarships. Eligible service members stationed at the 13 Army and Air Force installations mentioned above can serve in any branch of the military.
Scholarship applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by the due date in order to be considered. Selected recipients may begin using their scholarship funds in the fall of 2017.
The foundation is committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education, spokesmen say. The foundation has awarded more than $6.5 million in scholarships to children and spouses of active-duty service members since 2006. Each year the foundation awards 10 scholarships up to $50,000 to high school seniors and 20 $5,000 scholarships to military spouses.
“For more than a decade, Corvias Foundation has been inspired by the ambition and compassion exhibited by each scholar we’ve come in contact with,” said Maria Montalvo, Executive Director of Corvias Foundation. “Each year we are excited to welcome new members to the foundation family and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of their journey by doing whatever we can to provide a strong support network in addition to funds to help the recipients achieve their dreams.”