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Corvias Foundation Awards College Scholarship to Military Child at Fort Sill

May 3, 2019

CORVIAS FOUNDATION, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2019--Corvias Foundation, a private charitable foundation, today announced it has awarded a four-year college scholarship to high school senior, Yuli Vazquez, the child of an active-duty service member at Fort Sill. Yuli will be part of the 14 th class of Corvias Foundation scholarship recipients.

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Corvias Foundation scholarship recipient, Yuli Vazquez, plans to attend the University of Oklahoma where she will pursue the study of Mathematics Education with hopes of becoming a teacher in the future. (Photo: Business Wire)

Corvias Foundation awarded the scholarships based on merit and need. Each student was required to respond to four questions that highlighted different aspects of their lives as students as well as members of an active-duty military family. This fall, each student will be attending the four-year institution of their choice to pursue their academic careers.

“We are honored to award one of this year’s scholarships to this deserving and outstanding high school student,” said John Picerne, Foundation Founder. “Every year I continue to be amazed by the incredible drive and determination of these students. We are honored to be able to help them achieve their academic dreams.”

The scholarships provide reliable, recurring financial assistance over each student’s four years of study. Students receive scholarships in the amount of up to $12,500 per year for four years to pursue a secondary education at colleges and universities around the country.

“This scholarship will allow for me to not only receive a college education, but do so at a University I admire for the programs they provide,” said recipient Yuli Vazquez. “With the help of this scholarship, I will be able to focus more on my studies and receive a major in Mathematics Education.”

In addition to financial support, the recipients will each receive academic assistance and career services should they need it.

“Our idea of support does not stop at the award amount,” said Maria Montalvo, Corvias Foundation’s executive director. “We provide our recipients with tools such as a support network, mentoring and various internship opportunities to help the students grow both academically and professionally.”

“To have made it this far in the application process is an honor and I am still very excited for what it means,” said Yuri. “I truly felt acknowledged for my efforts and am blessed to be accepted into such a welcoming and beneficial foundation.”

Since 2006, Corvias Foundation has awarded 428 scholarships, or nearly $9 million, to military children, spouses, and employee children across 13 Army and Air Force installations. Of the students selected, several are the first in their families to pursue higher education, with intentions of pursuing various areas of study, such as medicine, business, law and biomedical engineering, at top schools including Georgetown University, Dartmouth College, and New York University, to name a few.

Fort Sill Scholarship Recipient

Yuli Vazquez from Lawton High School is a member of various extracurricular activities at her school, such as the National Honors Society and Varsity Soccer team. Her participation in Upward Bound—a college readiness program—has prepared her to graduate as one of the top ten students of her class and eventually attend the University of Oklahoma. Yuli intends to study Mathematics Education to become a teacher and contribute to the constantly changing world of education.

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.

About Corvias
As a privately-owned company headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, Corvias partners with higher education and government institutions nationwide to solve their most essential systemic problems and create long-term, sustainable value through our unique approach to partnership. Corvias pursues the kinds of partnerships that materially and sustainably improve the quality of life for the people who call our communities home, purposefully choosing to partner with organizations who share our values and whose mission is to serve as the foundational blocks, or pillars, of our nation. To learn more, please visit: corvias.com.

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CONTACT: Maria Montalvo, Corvias Foundation





SOURCE: Corvias Foundation

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