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, a private charitable foundation, today announced it has
awarded a four-year college scholarship to high school senior, Yuli
Vazquez, the child of an active-duty service member at Fort Sill. Yuli
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 one of this year’s scholarships to this
deserving and outstanding high school student,” 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.”

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.

“This scholarship will allow for me to not only receive a college
education, but do so at a University I admire for the programs they
provide,” said recipient Yuli Vazquez. “With the help of this
scholarship, I will be able to focus more on my studies and receive a
major in Mathematics Education.”

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

“To have made it this far in the application process is an honor and I
am still very excited for what it means,” said Yuri. “I truly felt
acknowledged for my efforts and am blessed to be accepted into such a
welcoming and beneficial foundation.”

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 Sill Scholarship Recipient

Yuli Vazquez from Lawton High School is a member of various
extracurricular activities at her school, such as the National Honors
Society and Varsity Soccer team. Her participation in Upward Bound—a
college readiness program—has prepared her to graduate as one of the top
ten students of her class and eventually attend the University of
Oklahoma. Yuli intends to study Mathematics Education to become a
teacher and contribute to the constantly changing world of education.

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
[email protected]