EAST GREENWICH, R.I. — Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias, announced Nov. 1, that applications for 2017 educational scholarships are now available.

The foundation is committed to supporting military Families in the pursuit of higher education and has awarded over $6.5 million in scholarships to children and spouses of active-duty service members since 2006. Each year the foundation awards 10 scholarships up to $50,000 to high school seniors and 20, $5,000 scholarships to military spouses.

“For more than a decade, Corvias Foundation has been inspired by the ambition and compassion exhibited by each scholar we’ve come in contact with,” said Maria Montalvo, executive director of Corvias Foundation.

“Each year we are excited to welcome new members to the foundation Family and appreciate the opportunity to be a part of their journey by doing whatever we can to provide a strong support network in addition to funds to help the recipients achieve their dreams.”

Applications for the scholarships for high school seniors must be submitted by Feb. 9, 2017. These scholarships will be awarded to students who plan to attend a four-year university or college. These scholarships are awarded in the amount of up to $50,000 per person.

They are available to children of active-duty service members stationed at Forts Bragg, Meade, Polk, Rucker, Riley, and Sill; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Edwards Air Force Base, Eglin Air Force Base, Eielson Air Force Base, Hurlburt Field, McConnell Air Force Base and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.

A total of 10 applicants will be selected to receive a scholarship. All scholarship applicants will be notified of their award status by the end of April.

Applications for spouses scholarships must be submitted by May 4, 2017. These $5,000 scholarships are awarded to spouses of active-duty service members stationed at the military installations listed.

Applicants may be in any stage of their educational process. Corvias Foundation will select 20 recipients and all applicants will be notified of their award status by the end of July.

“At the time I received it, the Corvias scholarship made a tremendous impact in my life. That scholarship enabled me to double-down on my studies and engage in activities that allowed me to develop strong leadership skills and experiences,” said 2007 recipient, Anne Case-Halferty, a spouse from Fort Polk, Louisiana.

“In turn, I was able to earn the grades and skills I needed that would enable me, so many years later, to gain acceptance into law school and finally pursue that dream. I will never forget the generosity of the Corvias Foundation and the significant impact it made on my life, an impact that continues so many years later.”

Families do not have to reside in on-post/base housing to be eligible for scholarships. Eligible service members stationed at the 13 Army and Air Force installations mentioned can serve in any branch of the military.

Scholarship applications and all supporting documents must be submitted by the due date in order to be considered. Selected recipients may begin using their scholarship funds in the fall of 2017.

Applications are available now at http://corviasfoundation.org. Please contact info@corviasfoundation.org or 401-228-2836 with any questions about eligibility or the application process.