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 Meade. The three seniors 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.
After receiving the call that I was chosen for the Corvias Scholarship, I was absolutely surprised and overwhelmed with happiness by the news, said scholarship recipient Angel Pajimola. I could not wait to tell all of my family and best friends who shared that reaction with me and celebrated that joy.
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.
Being chosen for the Corvias Foundation scholarship meant that I could choose where I truly wanted to go since it will substantially lower the cost of the four year degree program, said recipient Quinn Rusmisell. I plan to join as many clubs and participate in many extracurricular activities to help others in need while building relationships that will last a lifetime.”
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.
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 Meade Scholarship Recipients
Diana Holman of Meade Senior High School has been active in concert band, steel drum band, pit-orchestra, cheerleading, volleyball, key club, national honor society, and has volunteered in her community with Happy Helpers for the Homeless. She plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth University to study forensic science, with the ultimate goal of becoming a crime scene investigator for a government agency.
Angel Pajimola of Clover Hill High School is a member of various honor societies and a captain of her school’s color guard in marching band. In the fall, she will attend Virginia Commonwealth University to study biology along a pre-med track with the hopes of pursuing a career in the medical field and providing affordable health care to her community.
Quinn Rusmisell of Harper Middle College High School has already started two businesses (his first at age 13), assists elders in his community, and volunteers at a local accounting firm. He will attend the University of Georgia to major in finance. Quinns entrepreneurial spirit remains strong, and his ultimate goal is to start his own investment fund.
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.
Maria Montalvo, Corvias Foundation