How It Began

Andy Nowacki was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq while protecting a convoy.

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What It Led To

Andy’s family and friends decided to start a scholarship fund in his name.  Not only a Marine, Andy was also a peace officer who loved helping people.

The 2018 award winning video is now available!  The narrator is reading a letter that Andy wrote home while fighting in Iraq.  It was as if he knew he wasn’t coming home.


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How It’s Grown

We have awarded over 45 scholarships to date.  Our recipients are serving and protecting their communities from Oberlin to Ashtabula.

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Our Mission

To provide meaningful scholarships to men and women who want to serve their communities as peace officers, firefighters, emts, or nurses.

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How You Can Help

Be a sponsor, attend our annual signature event, race in our 5K, donate,  add to our Cleveland Foundation account, or just spread the good word!

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