Discover The Christopher Columbus Education Foundation

Founded in 1994, The Christopher Columbus Education Foundation is one of the largest Italian American Scholarship Programs in Central Ohio. The Foundation is a 501 C(3) nonprofit corporation that jointly supports language courses in schools and further maintains language classes for adults, with a staff of dedicated teachers: Paola Nani Tate, Donald Brand, and Lily Butcher.

The foundation also provides financial assistance to students seeking advancement through education by awarding annual scholarships. The scholarships are awarded nationwide on the basis of academic record, financial need, an appreciation of Italian and other world cultures, and demonstrated leadership ability. These scholarships are granted to all qualified persons regardless of age, race, sex, creed, religion or national origin.

Since 1994 The Christopher Columbus Education Foundation has funded over one hundred and sixty students with educational grants. Today, twenty Memorial Scholarships have been established in the honor of individuals or families.

Appreciation: Giving Back and Remembering

We are, as a group of people very fortunate, in that we have the blessings of freedom, economical opportunity, and a stable democratic government. In short, we live in America. We are, as a group of people very industrious, hardworking, and thrifty. And as result, we have achieved great success in the free enterprise system.

This opportunity was afforded to us in large measure by our parents, our grandparents, or our great grandparents, who had the foresight, courage and dedication to immigrate to this country. In appreciation of those blessings that we enjoy as Americans and in remembering our families who made this possible by their sacrifice, we want to give back to the community by supporting the services of the Foundation and further, by providing for other young people help and assistance just as we have been helped and provided assistance. A way of giving back is by creating a scholarship in name of a family member you wish to honor, whose memory you wish to preserve by annual publication and further, by an annual gift of a scholarship to a young and deserving person. This is a scholarship that you, each year, can present to a person so that you can experience directly the satisfaction of giving back, remembering and appreciating.


Christopher Columbus Education Foundation, Inc.
3363 Tremont Rd, Suite 101
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221-2110
Phone: 614.457.5901 Fax: 614.457.6497
E-Mail: scholarships@ccefi.org