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2017 Corvias Foundation Scholarship now available

Ally Vahalik, daughter of Master Sgt. Jerome Vahalik IV, the 354th Force Support Squadron first sergeant, takes a group photo with military children from across the country during the Corvias Foundation award ceremony in Boston, Mass. Ally and the others were all recipients of the Corvias Foundation scholarships and were flown to Boston for the awards ceremony. (Courtesy photo)

Ally Vahalik, daughter of Master Sgt. Jerome Vahalik IV, the 354th Force Support Squadron first sergeant, takes a group photo with military children from across the country during the Corvias Foundation award ceremony in Boston, Mass. Ally and the others were all recipients of the Corvias Foundation scholarships and were flown to Boston for the awards ceremony. (Courtesy photo)

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska --

The Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias, announced applications for 2017 educational scholarships are available.

The Foundation is committed to supporting military families in pursuit of higher education and has awarded over $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 scholarships of $5,000 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, the 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.”

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.

They are available to children of active-duty service members stationed at Forts Meade, Bragg, Polk, Rucker, Riley, and Sill; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Edwards, Eglin, and Eielson Air Force Bases, Hurlburt Field, McConnell AFB and Seymour Johnson AFB. 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.

“I’ve always wanted to go to college, but never knew how I was going to pay for it,” said 2016 recipient, Ally Vahalik, a student from Eielson Air Force Base. “That was always the most stressful thought, especially thinking about being in debt.”

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-post/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.

Applications are available now at http://corviasfoundation.org. Please contact info@corviasfoundation.org or 401-228-2836 with any questions about eligibility or the application process. 

About Corvias Foundation

Corvias Foundation, the charitable arm of Corvias, is committed to inspiring students, college and university campuses, military families, and our employees 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. Online scholarship applications are available each November at www.corviasfoundation.org or call 401-228-2836 for more information.