English Language Learning Foundation, Inc.

  • Dulce Ortiz - Guatemalan descendent, Dater H.S., Cincinnati Christian University (Student of the Year).
  • Zafarjon Karimov - Uzbekistan, University of Cincinnati.
  • Zarmina Karmov - Uzbekistan, UC Blue Ash College.
  • Ruth Melgarejo - Mexico, Cincinnati State.
  • Rolando Mendez - Mexico, Walnut Hills H.S. University of Cincinnati.
  • Monica Molestina - Paraguayan descendent, Northern Kentucky University.
  • Alberto Mora - Mexico, Purcell Mariam H.S., UC Blue Ash College.
  • Sandra Oñate - Mexico, Northern Kentucky University
  • Sara Palomino - Mexico, Northern Kentucky University
  • Franklin Reyes - Guatemala, Northern Kentucky University
  • Stephanie Rosado - Puerto Rico, Northern Kentucky University
  • Gracia Kamunga - Republic of Congo, Cincinnati State
  • Ben Koussoube - Burkina Faso, University of Cincinnati (The Andrea Chen Scholarship Recipient)

Was established to provide opportunities to English learners who have the desire to continue their higher education at accredited area colleges and universities.  Current, our annual goal is to provide scholarships worth $500 - $1,000 each to deserving ELL students. 

To this date, scholarships have been awarded to students attending the following local universities:

  • Complete the English Language Learning Foundation, Inc., application.
  • Submit and official high school/college/GED transcript.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Submit a two page, personal statement.

2016 ELL Foundation Scholarship Recipients (Contributions from Cincy-Cinco - $2,500):

selection criteria

2016 ELL Foundation Scholarship Recipients ($7,500):

2016 ELL Foundation Scholarship Recipients (Contributions from Dan E. Brewer - $2,500):

the ell foundation congratulates our scholarship recipients and our generous contributors: cincy-cinco, Toyota latino group, and the Cincinnatus association

As of this date,  scholarship applications will no longer be accepted. 

                    -The Scholarship Committee

the English language learning foundation scholarship program

application requirements

2016 student of the year

  • What? -  Celebrating the 9th Annual Recognition Breakfast!
  • When? - This Thursday, February 23rd from 8:30 to 10:30 AM! (silent auction starts at 8:00 AM)
  • Where? - 20 Kenton Drive, Highland Heights KY 41099

Don't miss it!

  • Nancy Giron - Mexico, Northern Kentucky University
  • Personal Statement - Please include a two page essay addressing your heritage background, academic achievements, and personal qualities such as motivation, leadership and potential for future success and contributions to the community.
  • One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, a community leader or a college professor.
  • Please include complete and official transcripts issued by the high school, college, university, or trade school.
  • Scholarship finalists will be requested to submit a short video (2 minutes maximum) for the "Student of the Year" award.
  • Alexis Nizigiyimana - Tanzania, DePaul Cristo Rey High School, UC Blue Ash College.
  • Foutumata Coulibali - Mali, Northern Kentucky University.
  • Miguel Naupa - Colombia, Cincinnati State
  • Luis Mujica - Peru, Cincinnati State

Alexis Nizigiyimana - Tanzania, DePaul Cristo Rey High School, UC Blue Ash College


congratulations to our 2017 scholarship recipients!

  • Jose Aulis Cabrera - Mexico, Xavier University
  • Nathalia Garcia - Colombia, Northern Kentucky
  • Sarahi Gordinez - Mexico, Cincinnati State
  • Edy Laynes - Guatemala, Withrow International H.S., UC Blue Ash College
  • Luis Loza - Mexico, Northern Kentucky University
  • Javier Sánchez - Venezuela, Cincinnati State
  • Nykarlis A. Santos - Dominican Republic, Northern Kentucky University
  • Landis Soto - Guatemala, Dayton University
  • Sergio Toro - Venezuela, Cincinnati State
  • Eric Trejo - Mexico, Northern Kentucky University

Dulce Ortiz - Guatemalan descendant, Dater H.S., Cincinnati Christian University

This Thursday, February 23rd!

2016 student of the year

2016 ELL Foundation Scholarship Recipients (Contributions The Cincinnatus Association - $1,400):

2016 ELL Foundation Scholarship Recipients 

To be eligible you must...

  • Be an English language learner and be a resident of the Greater Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky area.
  • Be an undergraduate student or have applied and been accepted at:
    • A college or university.
    • Be enrolled in a two year community college program.
    • Or be enrolled in a trade program that, when completed, may result in a license or permit to practice a 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.
  • Have previously volunteered in civic and/or community services.
  • Complete 20 hours of community services at ELLF program/events or with approval of ELLF at community partners.*

*Community partners include Su Casa Hispanic Center, Santa Maria Community Services, Hispanic Chamber, Cincinnati Public Schools or schools from other districts as a tutor.

2016 ELL Foundation Scholarship Recipients (Contributions Toyota Latino Group - $2,500):

Since 2006, the ELL Foundation has provided a total of $72,000 in scholarships to deserving ELL students.  Help us continue to assist our local ELL students by making a contribution today!