Corvias Foundation Awards College Scholarships to Three Military Children at Fort Bragg

Corvias Foundation, a private charitable foundation, today announced it has awarded four-year college scholarships, each worth up to $50,000, to three high school seniors, each the child of an active-duty service member at Fort Bragg. These students will be part of the 14th class of Corvias Foundation scholarship recipients.

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 years 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.

Through this scholarship, my college path is completely altered, said recipient Kayla Marschall. Prior to my selection as a recipient, I had planned to attend a local community college despite my ambition to attend a prestigious institution where I would have limitless educational and career opportunities. With the help of this financial aid, I will be allowed to further my education at a dynamic university that will challenge me both academically and socially. I am beyond thankful that I can now fully seek out my dream of becoming a lawyer in the future through the aid that I have been granted.

The scholarships provide reliable, recurring financial assistance over each students 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.

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 Foundations 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.

I was actually on vacation with my family when I was called by the foundation, and I had no idea who it was at first, said scholarship recipient, Charlie Sewell. After they told me who they were and that I was a recipient of the scholarship, I couldnt believe it.

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 Bragg Scholarship Recipients

Charlie Sewell of Pinecrest High School has been active in soccer, National Honors society and Math Club. He participates in clubs related to his plans for a medical career, including Medical Explorers and Health Occupational Students of America. He is planning to study Global Health at Georgetown University with an interest in attending medical school in the future.

Kayla Marschall attends Jack Britt High School where she is involved in lacrosse and the Spanish Honor Society. In the fall of 2019 she will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to major in Political Science and minor in Spanish. She is guided by the ultimate goal of attending law school after college where she can work to make a difference in her community.

Keri Kellum from Jack Britt High School ran varsity track Freshman year and was a member of the yearbook club. She is looking forward to attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro to major in Mass Communications, where she plans to use her learned skills to go into the marketing, media, and film business industry.

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:

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:

Maria Montalvo, Corvias Foundation
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