Twenty military spouses across the nation have been awarded academic scholarships from Corvias Foundation as part of the organization’s 2019 military spouse scholarship program, according to a press release.
The scholarship recipients, each the military spouse of an active-duty service member, will receive a one-time scholarship of $5,000 to be applied toward furthering their academic pursuits, according to the release.
Corvias Foundation, a private charitable entity of the privatized military housing provider Corvias, is an organization dedicated to increasing opportunities for military families.
“Each year we are completely inspired by our scholarship recipients and their incredible determination to achieve their academic goals.”
“Each year we are completely inspired by our scholarship recipients and their incredible determination to achieve their academic goals,” said John Picerne, Corvias Foundation founder.
“As military spouses, they endure deployments, frequent moves and hectic schedules that have the tendency to make finishing a degree particularly challenging. Corvias Foundation established this scholarship program 13 years ago in an effort to combat those hurdles, and we are delighted to continue our support with our newest class of recipients.”
Scholarship recipient Ramsey Deheck, the wife of an active duty-service member stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, expanded upon military spouses’ commitment to succeed despite the challenges they face as partners to service members.
“Some of the strongest people I know are military spouses,” she said. “This life throws us curve balls every now and then in the form of training, deployment, or moves on a two-month notice, but we continue to stand by our soldiers with a smile on our face and ‘Plan A’ through ‘Plan Z’ in our pockets. We are a resilient crowd that will show up to each duty station ready to reinvent ourselves, as long as we are given the opportunity to do so.”
The majority of military spouses are full-time students while simultaneously balancing being married to a military service member. The spouse scholarships can be used for childcare, gas for transportation to class, a laptop, or any other costs associated with finishing their education.
Since 2006, Corvias Foundation has been committed to empowering military dependents and helping them receive an education that will enable them to grow professionally and support their families.
“Military spouses often live a very mobile lifestyle and face unique economic challenges, including a 16% unemployment rate and significant wage gaps,” said Maria Montalvo, Executive Director of Corvias Foundation. “Through this scholarship, we strive to provide deserving military spouses with support that will enable them to continue their academic journey so they can enjoy a fulfilling career.”
Since 2006, Corvias Foundation has awarded more than 430 scholarships, or nearly $9 million, to military children, spouses, and children of Corvias employees across 13 Army and Air Force installations.