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

, 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

“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.”

“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 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.

“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 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

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. Quinn’s entrepreneurial spirit remains
strong, and his ultimate goal is to start his own investment fund.

About Corvias Foundation
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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