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Corvias Foundation Awards College Scholarships to Two Military Children at Fort Riley

May 3, 2019

CORVIAS FOUNDATION, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2019--Corvias Foundation, a private charitable foundation, today announced it has awarded four-year college scholarships, each worth up to $50,000, to two high school seniors, each the child of an active-duty service member at Fort Riley. These students will be part of the 14th class of Corvias Foundation scholarship recipients.

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Scholarship recipient and high school senior, Denzel Acheampong, will attend Dartmouth College in the fall to study public health.

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 this year’s scholarships to these deserving and outstanding high school students,” 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 definitely relieve a lot of that financial stress that comes with attending a higher learning institution,” said scholarship recipient, Irmarys Cortes-Torres. “I will be able to truly focus on my studies and be able to enjoy my time in college without worries about money. I am super thankful for this opportunity.”

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.”

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 Riley Scholarship Recipients
Denzel Acheampong attends Junction City High School in Kansas and spends his free time engaging in his community and school, including serving as a Page for State Representative Lonnie Clark, volunteering with the Red Cross, or giving presentations to community organization about being a student who is focused on pursuing a public health career. He will be attending Dartmouth College in hopes of becoming a pharmacist.

Irmarys Cortes-Torres of Junction City High School has volunteered at many community events, especially for local youth centers and organization, and has been active in her school’s Robotics team and Technology Students Association. She will be attending George Washington University in Washington D.C. to study biomedical engineering. She plans to work with artificial organs and help patients and families in need of transplants.

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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