Who is eligible to apply?
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this grant:
- Plan to attend a community, technical, or four-year college (for profit and proprietary schools upon review) as an undergraduate or graduate student for the entire 2014-15 academic year.
- Be the spouse of an active-duty service member stationed at one of the following U.S. military installations at the time of application or application due date.
- Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
- Edwards Air Force Base, California
- Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
- Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska
- Fort Bragg, North Carolina
- Fort Meade, Maryland
- Fort Polk, Louisiana
- Fort Riley, Kansas
- Fort Rucker, Alabama
- Fort Sill, Oklahoma
- Hurlburt Field, Florida
- McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas
- Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina
Are spouses of retired Service Members eligible to apply?
Are spouses of active-duty service members NOT stationed at an installation listed above, but living at one of the installations above eligible to apply?
When is the application period?
November 1, 2013 through May 8, 2014 at 11:59pm EST
When is the recommendation deadline?
May 8, 2014
Recommendations must be completed by the deadline to result in a complete application.
Should I submit all of my information before I request a recommendation?
No. You should request a recommendation as early as possible to ensure there is sufficient time for the recommendation to be submitted by the deadline.
What are the selection criteria?
An independent selection committee will evaluate the applications and select the recipients considering:
- Academic performance
- Financial need
- Community involvement
- Plan for use of educational grant
Decisions of the selection committees are final and are not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given.
What are the details of the award?
- Up to 20 grants will be awarded annually and are not renewable.
- The award amount will be $5,000.
- The grant may be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for course load.
- Students may also use the grant to pay for child care and other necessary costs directly associated to furthering their education during the 2014-15 academic year.
- Students may transfer from one institution to another and retain the award.
Which school should I list on the application if I have not made a final decision?
You should list your first choice on the application. If you are chosen to receive a grant, it will be your responsibility to make certain Corvias Foundation is aware of any changes.
How do I change my college choice?
If you are chosen to receive an award, you will have an opportunity to update your school choice at that time. It will be your responsibility to make sure Corvias Foundation is aware of any changes after you have accepted your award.
How do I know if my application is complete?
- Allow five to seven business days after uploading documents for your online status to update.
- You may monitor your status of each required form and attachment on your home page at aim.applyists.net.
- Not Started - the form has not been requested or started
- Started – the form has not been submitted
- Submitted - the form has been submitted
- Not received - the attachment has not been received
- Processing - the attachment has been received and is being processed and verified
- Accepted - the attachment has been verified and accepted by ISTS
- Requested - the form request has been created, but the form has not been started
- Complete - all required forms and attachments (if applicable) have been received and your application will be considered for the grant
- It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor the progress of all application requirements to make sure the application is complete. The status 'Complete' will display on the 'Home' page when all forms have been submitted and all documents have been verified.
I uploaded a document that no longer displays on my application. Do I need to submit it again?
Previously uploaded documents that are no longer displayed with a status on the 'Home' page have been rejected. The most common reasons for a rejected document are as follows:
- The document uploaded is not one of the accepted file types. (.pdf, .tif, .png, .gif, .jpeg, .jpg .bmp, .xps and .zip are acceptable file formats.)
- The .zip file uploaded did not contain acceptable file formats.
- The document uploaded was not the document requested.
- Not all pages of the document were contained in the file.
- We cannot open the file. The file may be corrupted or password protected.
Refer to the upload section of your application for the details of the required documents and upload a new file that meets the criteria stated.
Where and when should I send my supporting documents?
The required supporting documents must be uploaded to your online application by the application deadline. If you do not follow the upload instructions exactly your application may not be considered. Documents that meet the criteria required for the grant application, and uploaded by the deadline, will be processed and considered on time. Documents are processed within 5-7 business days from receipt.
How and when will I receive notification?
- All grant applicants will be notified by the end of July.
- Winners will receive a phone call and notifications will be sent by email.
- Non-winner notifications will be sent by email.
- Add firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to your email address book or "safe senders list" so these important emails are not sent to your junk mail folder.
- Do not 'opt out' of any email sent from firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or you may not receive vital information regarding your grant application.
Note: Your email address will only be used to communicate with you about your grant application or other opportunities administered by ISTS for which you may be eligible to apply. We will not provide your email address to any third-parties.
What are my responsibilities if I am chosen as a recipient?
- You must enroll as an undergraduate or graduate in the fall of the year in which the grants are awarded.
- You must continue in school the entire academic year without interruption unless approved by Corvias Foundation.
How and when are checks issued?
- Grant recipients will be required to provide proof of enrollment for the fall term and return a signed Grant Award Acceptance form before a check will be issued.
- Grant recipients will have the choice to have their award check made payable directly to the school or to the recipient.
- Checks will be issued in August, after proof of enrollment and mandatory paperwork has been returned.
- It is the recipient's responsibility to notify Corvias Foundation should the check not arrive within 30 days of the issue date.
Are grants taxable?
A portion of your grant award may be considered taxable by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Award money used for items outside of tuition, fees, and books, is considered taxable income. Grant recipients are responsible for ascertaining tax liability for the award and for reporting the taxable portions of their award as income. Students should not expect to receive any forms from the Foundation regarding taxes. Please consult your tax advisor with any specific questions.
To assure complete impartiality in selection of recipients and to maintain a high level of professionalism, the program is administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc., a firm that specializes in managing sponsored scholarship and grant programs.
- If you need help with uploading documents or have other technical questions about the application, click here to contact ISTS.
- If you have questions about the types of documents to upload or have questions regarding eligibility, please email Corvias Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-228-2836.