academic lives 

Our core values


Cultural identities 

Our 16th Annual Recognition Brunch has been scheduled for February 29, 2024 from 8AM-10AM at Northern Kentucky University.  Tickets are on sale now.  Buy tickets or donate here:


Annual Recognition Breakfast, February 29, 2024

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Students can complete a paper scholarship application or an online scholarship application. Scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are due January 13, 2023. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the end of January 2023. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at our Recogntion Breakfast on February 28, 2023. The next round of scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 academic year will open soon.

Our Educational Event Grant Program financially supports educational events for K-12 English learners in Greater Cincinnati. Community partners can request up to $2000 for an educational event. The Educational Event Grant Program application is now available online. The ELL Foundation will accept Educational Event Grant applications at any time, but they will be reviewed on a quarterly basis. 

who we are

  • Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • Educational attainment
  • Multilingual literacy
  • Dignity of all people
  • Resiliency
  • Social justice


Our Mission

ELLF Scholarships

Meet Our board

Educational event grant program

Our mission is helping Greater Cincinnati English learners to become successful in their academic lives while honoring their cultural identity.


sister Margarita M. Brewer, SC

Founder and President Emeritus

Mels Mbuyi

Board Treasurer


Scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are due by January 5, 2024. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the end of January 2024. NOW CLOSED

Janet Walsh

Board Secretary

Independent Consultant

English Language Learning Foundation | P.O. Box 19975, Cincinnati, OH 45219 |

The ELL Foundation offers emergency grants for local EL college students who are experiencing temporary financial emergencies, focusing on hunger, housing, and transportation. The College Emergency Grant Program application is available online. Emergency grant applications are accepted at any time, but applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. 

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English Language Learning Foundation, Inc.

Our Vision

Rosa Maria Moreno, MA

Board Vice President

Cincinnati State Technical & Community College

College Emergency grant program

Our vision is for Greater Cincinnati English learners to:

  • ‚ÄčAppreciate and are proud of their cultural identities;
  • Receive the needed support services for their education;
  • Graduate from high school and succeed in college
  • And serve in their communities as role models