FORT SILL, Okla.-- Applications for 2013 Our Future scholarships and grants are now available at

The foundation was established to support military families in the pursuit of higher education; it has awarded more than $3.5 million since 2006.

Applications for the scholarship must be submitted by Feb. 14, and will be awarded in amounts up to $50,000 each to high school seniors with plans to attend a four-year university or college. The foundation will select 10 children of active-duty service members to receive the scholarships based on merit and need at forts Meade, Bragg, Polk, Rucker, Riley and Sill, and Aberdeen Proving Ground. Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 8.

"We are honored to help military families reach their educational goals, and we hope these scholarships help the children and spouses of active-duty service members to reach higher," said Maria Montalvo, executive director.

Educational grant applications must be submitted by May 9. Grants are given in amounts up to $5,000 for the spouse of an active-duty service member at the installations listed above. Applicants may be in any stage of the educational process. Grant recipients will be notified by July 12.

Applications and all necessary paperwork for scholarships and grants must be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Scholarship and grant awards are for use beginning in the fall. Email or call 401-228-2836 with any questions about eligibility or the application process.

Our Family for Families First was established by John Picerne, president and CEO of Corvias Group and Picerne Military Housing, to support the spouses and children of active-duty service members assigned to Picerne Military Housing installations at the installations listed above.

Families do not have to reside in on-post housing to qualify for scholarships or grants. The foundation also serves to further the primary mission of Picerne Military Housing putting military Families First.