Corvias Foundation announces scholarship recipients

TWO RECIPIENTS of the 2018 Employee Scholarship program were announced by the Corvias Foundation – the charitable arm of the educational value partnership form Corvias. Pictured above, from left to right, Stephanie Santos, Corvias employee from Fort Riley, Kan.; Alise Santos, 2018 scholarship recipient; John Picerne, founder of Corvias and Corvias Foundation; Caylin Talk, 2018 scholarship recipient; Mike Talk, Corvias employee from Fort Sill, Okla.; and Janet Colantuono, principal at Corvias and Corvias Foundation board member gathered together at a recent Corvias Foundation Scholarship Awards luncheon in Boston. / COURTESY CORVIAS FOUNDATION

EAST GREENWICH – Two recipients of the 2018 Employee Scholarship program were announced by the Corvias Foundation – the charitable arm of Corvias – in a statement earlier this summer.

The program sees scholarships of up to $50,000 awarded to dependents of Corvias employees who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance and are pursuing higher education opportunities. Funds are doled out up to $12,500 increments for each of the four years of study at a higher education institution.

Caylin Talk, whose father works in the Fort Sill, Okla. Corvias office, and Alise Santos, whose mother works in the Fort Riley, Kan. office, were the two children of Corvias employees selected in the most recent round of funding.

“It is inherent to our core principles to give back to our community but also to be the best place to work,” said Janet Colantuono, Corvias principal and Corvias Foundation board member, in a statement. “We support education in the communities where we live and serve, and that includes our employees and their families.”

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Corvias Foundation has awarded 16 scholarships to employee families, totaling more than $600,000, in the past 12 years.

Emily Gowdey-Backus is a staff writer for PBN. You can follow her on Twitter @FlashGowdey or contact her via email, gowdey-backus@pbn.com.