About Us


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Who We Are

The Andy Nowacki Foundation was created by the family and friends of Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew  W. Nowacki. “Ace”, who died by a roadside bomb on February 26, 2005 during Operation Iraqi Freedom, while protecting a convoy.

After graduating from Brush High School in the Cleveland suburb of Lyndhurst in 1998, he enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve the following fall.

Community and Service to others were important to Andy, who also served as police officer in Grand River, about 25 miles northeast of Cleveland.

Colleagues commonly referred to Andy as an “ideal police officer.”

The Mission of the Foundation is to provide meaningful scholarships to those seeking to who serve their communities as peace officers, firefighters, EMTs, or nurses. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on a combination of community involvement, dedication to service, grade point average and strong moral character.

If you are a candidate who is committed to serving with love, compassion, and strength, please fill out the scholarship application