11/5/2013 - EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, ALASKA -- Corvias Foundation announced that applications for the 2014 Our Future Scholarships and 2014 Our Family Educational Grants are now available.
The Foundation supports military families in pursuit of higher education and has awarded more than $4.5 million in scholarships and grants to children and spouses of active duty service members since 2006.
"This year, for the first time ever, we are so excited to be able to offer scholarships and grants to children and spouses at six Air Force bases in addition to seven Army installations," said Maria Montalvo, Corvias Foundation executive director. "Each year, we are impressed with the quality of our applicants and their educational ambitions. We are humbled to serve military families and proud to help them reach their full educational potential."
Applications for Our Future Scholarships must be submitted by Feb. 13, 2014, and will be awarded to high school seniors with plans of attending a four-year university or college in the amount of up to $50,000 each. Corvias Foundation will select 10 children of active duty service members at Forts Meade, Bragg, Polk, Rucker, Riley, Sill, and Aberdeen Proving Ground based on merit and need. In addition, as a result of Corvias' innovative new partnership with the U.S. Air Force's Continental Group, children at Edwards Air Force Base, Eglin Air Force Base, Eielson Air Force Base, Hurlburt Field, McConnell Air Force Base and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will be eligible to apply for the scholarships as well. Recipients of a scholarship will be notified by April 10, 2014.
Applications for 2014 Our Family Educational Grants must be submitted by May 8, 2014. Grants are given in the amount of up to $5,000 to spouses of active duty service members at the installations and bases listed above. Applicants may be in any stage of the educational process. Recipients of a grant will be notified by July 10, 2014.
The Eielson Education Center encourages both high school students as well as spouses to apply for the assistance Corvias Foundation is offering.
"We're always happy to see educational opportunities expanded to more than the high school community," said Bill Schueller, 354th Force Support Squadron chief of base education and training. "Corvias is providing a great opportunity for spouses to receive a grant and the chance of an Eielson spouse receiving one seems very likely."
Applications and all necessary paperwork for both the Our Future Scholarship and Our Family Educational Grant must be submitted by the due date in order to be considered. Those chosen can begin using their scholarship or grant in the fall of 2014. Families do not have to reside in on base housing to qualify for scholarships or grants. Eligible service members stationed at these 13 Army and Air Force installations can serve in any branch of the military.
Applications are available now at http://corviasfoundation.org. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (401) 228-2836 with any questions about eligibility or the application process.
For more information on other educational programs or scholarships, contact Eielson's Education Office at 377-5106.