• Kenneth Alexis, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash
  • Shaymaa Alhadad, Cincinnati State TCC
  • Jose Manuel Arreaga, University of Cincinnati
  • Yordy Cabrera Garcia, Skidmore College
  • Yessenia Cantero Hernandez, Northern Kentucky University
  • Fatoumata Coulibaly, Northern Kentucky University
  • Ana Echeverria Jimenez, University of Cincinnati
  • Elycia Adeng Edwards, Mount St. Joseph University
  • Nancy Giron Sanchez, Northern Kentucky University
  • Zarmina Karimova, University of Cincinnati- Blue Ash
  • Laurette Kameni, Cincinnati State TCC 
  • Yesica Lopez Geronimo, Mount St. Joseph University
  • Jasmin Luna Villa, Mount St. Joseph University
  • Rolando Mendez Jr., University of Cincinnati
  • Sumaiya Mohamed, Northern Kentucky University
  • Veronica Montes, Northern Kentucky University
  • Andrea Moreno, Garza, Northern Kentucky University
  • Alex Nizigiyimana, University of Cincinnati- Blue Ash
  • Salma Numan, Cincinnati State TCC
  • Sandra Onate Nunez, Northern Kentucky University
  • Sara Palomino, Northern Kentucky University
  • Franklin Reyes Franco, Northern Kentucky University
  • Nykarlis Santos Nunez, Northern Kentucky University
  • Luis Sanchez Gutierrez, Cincinnati State TCC
  • Noelle Tchouta, Cincinnati State TCC
  • Ameera Thabata, Cincinnati State TCC
  • Bawi Hniang Uk, University of Cincinnati- Blue Ash
  • Christian Leon Valadez, Northern Kentucky University
  • Ala Yacoub, Cincinnati State TCC

2019 ELL Foundation 

Scholarship Application

  • Berea College
  • Cincinnati Christian University
  • Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
  • Gateway Community & Technical College
  • Mount St. Joseph University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Sinclair Community College
  • Skidmore College
  • St. Louis University

the ell foundation congratulates our

2018 scholarship recipients!

the English language learning foundation scholarship program

  • Financial need and demographic information as demonstrated in the application;
  • Degree of community involvement, as seen in the community service validation form;
  • The quality of the essay;
  • The quality of the recommendation letter;

Applications for the 2019 ELL Foundation Scholarship Are no longer being accepted. Thank you for applying! 

To be eligible you must...

  • Be an English language learner (defined as students whose native or home language is not English);  
  • Be a resident of the Greater Cincinnati area;
  • Have (1) applied and been accepted at an area college or university or (2) be an undergraduate student at a local college or university, or (3) enrolled in a two year community college program or in a trade program that when completed may result in a license or permit to practice in the given trade;
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in high school/ college (or 3.5 on a 5.0 scale), or GED standard average score of 650 or higher;
  • Have completed 10 hours of community service during 2018 with a local nonprofit organization. 

Scholarship applications were due by 01/11/2019. All scholarship recipients were selected by 01/18/2019. Scholarship recipients were invited to attend the 11th Annual Recognition Breakfast on February 21, 2019. ‚Äč

application requirements

2018 Student of the year-

yessenia cantero hernandez

2018 S. margarita brewer award-

Sumaiya Mohamed

Was established to provide opportunities to English learners who have the desire to continue their higher education at accredited area colleges and universities.  The ELL Foundation provides scholarships worth $500 - $2,000 each to deserving ELL students.  We have awarded over $120,000 in scholarships to students who have attended the following colleges/ universities: 

  • This application completed in full;
  • Community service validation form signed by a staff member from a local nonprofit (this form is included at the end of this application)
  • An official high school/ college/ university/ GED transcript
  • One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, community leader, or college professor/ staff member
  • An essay of no more than two pages, double spaced, addressing your heritage/ background, academic achievements, and personal qualities such as motivation, leadership, and potential for future success and contribution to the community
  • A letter of acceptance to a college/ university (for high school applicants only). 

2018 ELL Foundation Scholarship Recipients:

2018 S. margarita brewer award-

Luis Sanchez gutierrez

  • University of Akron
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Cincinnati- Blue Ash
  • University of Cincinnati- Clermont
  • University of Dayton
  • Wright State University
  • Xavier University


2018 Student of the year-

Yordy Cabrera Garcia

English Language Learning Foundation, Inc.

selection criteria