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- Corvias Foundation Awards $500,000 in Scholarships
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- Reminder: Army Survey
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- Yard of the Month
- Starbase Event
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- Mosquito control
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- June- Yard of the Month begins!!
- June 3- Resident Appreciation Event 4-8pm
- June 4- Warner Peterson Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
- June 6- Army survey deadline!
- June 11- McClellan Place Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
- June 18- Colyer Forsyth Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
- June 19- Father’s Day
- June 25- Ellis Heights Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation and the charitable arm of Corvias Group, has been committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education since 2006. This year, its 10th, Corvias Foundation has awarded college scholarships of up to $50,000 to 11 outstanding high school students, marking the 11th class of scholarship recipients.
The scholarships provide reliable, recurring financial assistance over each student’s four years of study, as well as a support network that is committed to his or her academic and professional growth. 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.
“Each year, we are awed by the drive and determination in these military family members to reach high in their goals and dreams, and all the while, giving back to their communities,” said Maria Montalvo, Foundation Executive Director, “Being able to support our scholars financially and through ongoing mentoring and other opportunities is an honor we cannot quantify.”
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 and as members of an active-duty military family. This fall, each student will be attending the four-year institution of his or her choice to pursue their academic careers.
“The impressive background and equally strong ambition of the scholars never ceases to amaze me and we have another phenomenal class this year,” said John Picerne. “It’s exciting to see a group of kids from different parts of the country, coast to coast, in fact, share the common bond of a military background and also share the road to college. The college experience is about much more than academic success, and we look forward to seeing how these next four years, and more, help to shape these future leaders of America.”
Since 2006, the Corvias Foundation has awarded more than $6.5 million through 349 educational grants and scholarships to spouses and children at 13 different Army and Air Force installations. Among this year’s scholarship recipients are aspiring anthropologists, journalists, cardiologists, dieticians and psychologists.
The 11 graduating seniors are the children of active-duty service members stationed at Edwards Air Force Base in California, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, Fort Bragg and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, both in North Carolina.
From Fort Bragg, Meghan Bryant will attend the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to pursue a degree in nursing. Her parents are Lt. Col. David Bryant of the United States Army Forces Command and Mrs. Melissa Bryant. Gustavo Capo will attend Emory University to pursue his interests in the medical field. His parents are Lt. Col. José Capo-Aponte of the United States Army, B Co Womack Army Medical Center and Mrs. Denise Capo. Lahela Daniels will attend the University of Oregon to study political science. Her parents are Sgt. 1st Class Marques Daniels of the United States Army, XVII Airborne Corps and Ms. Rosalie Cayobit. Avyion Fisher will pursue his interests in business and athletics at The College of Idaho. His parents are Sgt. 1st Class Marques Daniels of the United States Army, XVII Airborne Corps and Ms. Sonya Fisher.
Also representing Fort Bragg, Aliyah Jordan will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to pursue her dream of becoming a cardiologist. Her parents are Command Sgt. Maj. David Jordan of the United States Army, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division and Ms. Silvia Jordan. Samantha Kearney will attend The Ohio State University with the goal of becoming a Registered Dietician. Her parents are Sgt. Tabatha Kearney of the United States Army, Tech Section, HHC, 20th EN BDE, and Mr. Robert Kearney. Elizabeth Vetter plans to attend The University of Tennessee to study forensic anthropology. Her parents are Sgt. Patrick Goswick of the United States Army, 112th Signal Battalion Special Operations Unit, and Mrs. Lisa Goswick.
Jacob Wheeler of Edwards Air Force Base will attend Penn State-Harrisburg where he will pursue a degree in psychology. His parents are Col. Christopher Wheeler of the United States Air Force Test Center and Mrs. Linda Wheeler.
Julia Moreno of Eglin Air Force Base will attend the University of Florida to pursue her interests in business management. Her parents are Maj. Jesse Moreno of the United States Air Force, Air Armament; Air Force Material Command, and Mrs. Jennifer Moreno.
Ally Vahalik of Eielson Air Force Base will attend the University of Alaska Fairbanks to pursue her interests in writing and journalism. Her father is Master Sgt. Jerome Vahalik IV of the United States Air Force, 354th Force Squadron.
Fiona Pedrick of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will attend Occidental College to study diplomacy and world affairs. Her parents are Maj. Gabriel Pedrick of the United States Air Force, 4th Fighter Wing, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate and Mrs. Kathliene Pedrick.
Corvias Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary for the remainder of 2016 and invites everyone to visit their website (http://corviasfoundation.org/) to see the giving back movement in action.
The Corvias Military Living team would like to thank our residents for making Fort Riley such a great place to live and work. We are thankful to be able to serve your housing needs and that you have chosen to live on Fort Riley. To show our appreciation, we are hosting an event on Friday, June 3rd at the Colyer Forsyth Community Center Pool from 4-8pm. Come stop by for a trip around the world and enjoy activities, food, games, and more from different countries!
SGT Garza and Family took the Army Survey and won $250! Have you taken the survey yet? Check your e-mail for a message from CELassociates.com and take the survey to be entered in a weekly drawing for $250 and one grand prize winner will receive $1500! This important survey will help ensure the continued success of the RCI program in meeting your needs, and will help guide the Army and Corvias in the development of future improvements to our homes and services. This survey will be administered through a third party, CEL & Associates, Inc. (CEL). The survey results are confidential, so please express your true opinions and thoughts.
In recent months, residents of Hampton Place north of Jackson Road have expressed concerns about drivers speeding through the neighborhood. Residents have asked the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) and Corvias for help. In response, Corvias has developed the “Victory Kids” pilot program in partnership with DES, US Army Garrison, and area residents. Corvias will distribute three-dimensional, neon, plastic kid-shaped signs to residents of Hampton Place. Residents may keep these signs on loan to place along the curb edge when children are at play. The purpose of these signs is to remind drivers of the presence of small children, and prompt them to slow down.
We hope this program will remind drivers and residents that children are always present in our neighborhoods, and that they may not always be mindful of traffic. Unfortunately, law enforcement can’t be everywhere at once. Speeding is a concern throughout Family Housing and we hope that this program will remind drivers of the dangers of speeding. We will continue to partner with our Residents, DES, and others to try to make our Family Housing Community a safer place for everyone. As a reminder, we ask that residents please notify DES and their community office if there is another area on post where speeding is a problem. If you would like one of these “VICTORY KIDS” for your street, they are available here for $30 each. Thank you for your part in helping keep our children safe. Please contact your community office if you have any questions.
Fort Riley Garrison’s annual Yard of the Month program begins this month. The program recognizes residents in family housing who are making a special effort to enhance the appearance of their yard. Each community will have a winning Yard of the Month. From these five winning yards, one is selected as post-wide Yard of the Month.
Residents are encouraged to nominate their yard or the yard of a neighbor by contacting your Community Office before the first of each month.
- Lawns and flower beds will be judged using the following criteria:
- Driveway free of grease, oil and litter
- Yard free of trash and debris
- Flower beds free of weeds
- Vegetation must be natural
- Yards must be in full compliance with requirements set forth in the Resident Responsibility Guide
Judging for Yard of the Month will be conducted during the first week of the month, beginning in June, by installation selected personnel.
The Yard of the Month winning family from each community will receive a recognition letter from the Garrison Commander, temporary Yard of the Month signage for the home and a prize. For more information on this program, please contact your Community Office.
The Starbase program will be holding 2 events; one on Saturday, June 4th from 9-3pm and one on Saturday, July 16th from 9-3pm. This event is being held at the Colyer Forsyth Community Center and is open to kids grades 4-6. Lunch and a Starbase t-shirt will be provided. The Starbase program is a US DOD Youth Education program that engages kids with hand on activities from science, technology, engineering, and math. Space is limited. To reserve your child a space, please contact 785-717-2217.
The Directorate of Public Works will be holding numerous household hazardous waste collection days in June. Residents are encouraged to turn in hazardous household waste free of charge for proper disposal. Items such as cleaners, batteries, paints, pesticides and CFL light bulbs are classified as hazardous household waste. The collection times will be from 8-3 pm and the date for your community is listed on the calendar. For additional information please contact DPW at 785-239-6929.
Reports about the Zika virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, can been alarming. One way you can help control the mosquito population is by making sure that you don't have areas of standing water around your home which can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Some helpful tips to reduce mosquitoes around your home are:
- Make sure you remove any standing water around your home.
- Turn over pots or toys that may collect water.
- Use yellow, incandescent light bulbs outside.
- Do not leave doors or windows open. Minimize the amount of times you go inside & outside of your home to keep the mosquitoes from coming in when the door opens.
Please check out these helpful fact sheets and guides about the Zika virus and prevention:
What is one of your greatest allies after a good meal? The garbage disposal. Yes, that's right – few tools in your kitchen make clean-up easier. With a great garbage disposal, your counters will go from full of food and dirty dishes to spotless in no time at all.
For a garbage disposal to remain helpful, however, it's important to maintain it properly. A worn-out or misused garbage disposal can create problems for the plumbing in your kitchen, or attract insects and leave bad odors in your home. Fortunately, keeping your disposal up and running well doesn't take too much time or effort. Just follow these easy tips for proper disposal care. - See more at: http://blog.corviasmilitaryliving.com/care-tips-for-your-disposal/#.VzSZ...
Keep curtains and shades closed to help keep sunlight out. The sun can increase the temperature in a room by several degrees. Utilize ceiling or portable fans which can reduce energy use by about 25%. Fans can make the temperature seem 10 degrees cooler.