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Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, its 10th, Corvias Foundation has awarded college scholarships of up to $50,000 to 11 outstanding high school students, marking the 11th class of scholarship recipients.
The scholarships provide reliable, recurring financial assistance over each student’s four years of study, as well as a support network that is committed to his or her academic and professional growth. 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.
“Each year, we are awed by the drive and determination in these military family members to reach high in their goals and dreams, and all the while, giving back to their communities,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director, “Being able to support our scholars financially and through ongoing mentoring and other opportunities is an honor we cannot quantify.”
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 and as members of an active-duty military family. This fall, each student will be attending the four-year institution of his or her choice to pursue their academic careers.
“The impressive background and equally strong ambition of the scholars never ceases to amaze me and we have another phenomenal class this year,” said John Picerne. “It’s exciting to see a group of kids from different parts of the country, coast to coast, in fact, share the common bond of a military background and also share the road to college. The college experience is about much more than academic success, and we look forward to seeing how these next four years, and more, help to shape these future leaders of America.”
Since 2006, the Corvias Foundation has awarded more than $6.5 million through 349 educational grants and scholarships to spouses and children at 13 different Army and Air Force installations. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are aspiring anthropologists, journalists, cardiologists, dieticians and psychologists.
The 11 graduating seniors are the children of active-duty service members stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in California, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, Fort Bragg and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, both in North Carolina.
From Fort Bragg, Meghan Bryant will attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to pursue a degree in nursing. Her parents are Lt. Col. David Bryant of the United States Army Forces Command and Mrs. Melissa Bryant. Gustavo Capo will attend Emory University to pursue his interests in the medical field. His parents are Lt. Col. José Capo-Aponte of the United States Army, B Co Womack Army Medical Center and Mrs. Denise Capo. Lahela Daniels will attend the University of Oregon to study political science. Her parents are Sgt. 1st Class Marques Daniels of the United States Army, XVII Airborne Corps and Ms. Rosalie Cayobit. Avyion Fisher will pursue his interests in business and athletics at The College of Idaho. His parents are Sgt. 1st Class Marques Daniels of the United States Army, XVII Airborne Corps and Ms. Sonya Fisher.
Also representing Fort Bragg, Aliyah Jordan will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to pursue her dream of becoming a cardiologist. Her parents are Command Sgt. Maj. David Jordan of the United States Army, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division and Ms. Silvia Jordan. Samantha Kearney will attend The Ohio State University with the goal of becoming a Registered Dietician. Her parents are Sgt. Tabatha Kearney of the United States Army, Tech Section, HHC, 20th EN BDE, and Mr. Robert Kearney. Elizabeth Vetter plans to attend The University of Tennessee to study forensic anthropology. Her parents are Sgt. Patrick Goswick of the United States Army, 112th Signal Battalion Special Operations Unit, and Mrs. Lisa Goswick.
Jacob Wheeler of Edwards Air Force Base will attend Penn State-Harrisburg where he will pursue a degree in psychology. His parents are Col. Christopher Wheeler of the United States Air Force Test Center and Mrs. Linda Wheeler.
Julia Moreno of Eglin Air Force Base will attend the University of Florida to pursue her interests in business management. Her parents are Maj. Jesse Moreno of the United States Air Force, Air Armament; Air Force Material Command, and Mrs. Jennifer Moreno.
Ally Vahalik of Eielson Air Force Base will attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks to pursue her interests in writing and journalism. Her father is Master Sgt. Jerome Vahalik IV of the United States Air Force, 354th Force Squadron.
Fiona Pedrick of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will attend Occidental College to study diplomacy and world affairs. Her parents are Maj. Gabriel Pedrick of the United States Air Force, 4th Fighter Wing, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate and Mrs. Kathliene Pedrick.
Corvias Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary for the remainder of 2016 and invites everyone to visit their website (http://corviasfoundation.org/) to see the giving back movement in action.
Don’t forget to complete your Resident Satisfaction Survey. The HQDA RCI (Residential Communities Initiatives) is conducting the survey via e-mail until June 6 at all Corvias Military Living Army locations. This important survey will help ensure the continued success of the RCI program in meeting your needs and will help guide the Army and Corvias in the development of future improvements to our homes and services.
All Corvias residents who complete the survey will be entered to win one grand prize of a free month’s rent! Please click here to read the memo from Lieutenant General, David D. Halverson, IMCOM Commander and GS Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management.
We are excited to provide you more flexibility and convenience with the move out process. You are encouraged to attend our move out information sessions every Tuesday at Southern Plains Community Center from 4 - 5 p.m. and every Thursday from 10 - 11 a.m. at Old Cavalry Post Community Center. These sessions will answer your questions, provide you with information and a check list for the move out process. We wish we did not have to say bye, but we hope to see you there!
Corvias Military Living takes the safety of our residents seriously. In conjunction with National Safety Month, we would like to offer seven helpful tips to keep you and your family safe.
- Sun Safety - Beginning the summer season with sunburn is no fun. To minimize your opportunity of becoming the sun’s next victory, come prepared with your SPF armor. You can also protect yourself by wearing protective clothing and a brimmed hat. Loading up on H20 is another way to stay cool and safe in the summer sun.
- Water Safety- Never leave children unattended near any water to include: filled-buckets, bathtubs, toilets, wading or swimming pools. Wading pools should be empty and properly stored when not in use. A child can drown in 1 inch of water. Parents should stay within an arm’s length of young swimmers. Consider CPR certification to better prepare yourself in the event of an emergency.
- Bike Safety- Always wear a properly fitted helmet when riding bikes, scooters or skateboards. Wear bright clothes and put reflectors on the bike so that you can be seen. Be sure to check bikes tires to ensure proper inflation. Young children should stick to sidewalks and paths when bike riding.
- Playground Safety- Encourage your child to use the playground equipment properly. To prevent injuries don’t allow pushing or rough playing when at the playground. Always check the playground equipment in the summertime-it can get very hot. If you notice any issues with neighborhood playground equipment, please contact your community office.
- Fire Prevention - All propane and charcoal grills are only permitted to be used outdoors and the Fire Department recommends grills be placed 25 feet from your home and are not to be used underneath an overhang. Allow coals to cool before properly disposing. Never store propane gas cylinders in buildings or garages.
- Window Safety- Window safety- While enjoying fresh air in the warmer weather, remember that open windows pose a great fall risk to children. Window screens are designed to keep insects out, not to stop a child from falling. Moving furniture away from windows and properly supervising children greatly reduces risk.
- Speed limits - Please be mindful of speed limits as children may be playing outdoors or neighbors on walks, riding bikes, etc.
The following resources provide additional safety information: National Safety Council , Safe Kids Worldwide and Kids Health.
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- June 1- Community Offices open at 10 am
- June 4- 37th Annual Diamond Brigade Color Run 5K and Half Marathon 5:30- 10 am; 75th FA Brigade Headquarters
- June 6- Last day to complete your Army Survey!
- June 11- MWR Military Appreciation Family Fun Day; 11 am – 3pm; LETRA
- June 15- Community Offices open at 10 am
- June 25- MWR Summer Concert; 6:30-10:45 pm ; Polo Field
- June 29- Community Offices open at 10 am