Corvias Foundation, a private foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias, has been committed to supporting military Families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. Helping military spouses overcome economic hurdles by allowing them to equip themselves with the tools and accreditation to join the workforce has always been a key focus of the organization. This year, Corvias Foundation has awarded scholarships totaling $100,000, each up to $5,000, to spouses of active-duty service members across the country.

The following recipients are from Fort Bragg:

Dagmar Lee is a senior pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Phoenix. Her husband is 1st Sgt. Steven Lee, U.S. Army.

Michelle Spearman is pursuing a Master’s degree in Nutrition Dietetics from Meredith College. Her husband is Spc. Stephen Lee Spearman Jr., U.S. Army.

“Each year, we are so impressed by all of our scholarship recipients and how they integrate their professional goals into the unique and complex challenges of military life,” said Maria Montalvo, executive director of Corvias Foundation. “They seamlessly adapt to a spouse’s changing assignments, schedules and locations, and we are privileged to play a small role as they pursue education, training and licensing, employment readiness and career connections.”

While each spouse comes from a unique background and they all have their own individual goals, there is a strong common thread of those who need a champion. For example, several of the recipients will further their studies to pursue work that helps and supports military Families, a perfect encapsulation of the foundation’s ripple-effect of giving. Among the scholarship recipients this year are aspiring lawyers, dental hygienists, accountants, nurses, social workers and teachers.

Since 2006, Corvias Foundation has awarded nearly $8 million through 417 scholarships to military spouses and children at 13 different Army and Air Force installations.

Online applications for the 2019 scholarships for children and spouses of active-duty service members are available now at