Our mission is to award academic scholarships and provide tuition assistance to elementary, high school, and college students and support educational organizations primarily in Northeast Ohio and Philadelphia.

Our History


Nick and Lorie Howley formed the Howley Foundation in 2001, with the intent of helping students, all students, regardless of economic means, receive the best education possible. The Howleys firmly believe that education is one of the most important catalysts to promoting positive change in individuals and society as a whole.

Starting with one student scholarship in a local Cleveland Catholic high school, they have grown the foundation and the Howley Scholars Program to provide meaningful tuition assistance to approximately 400 scholarship students in two major cities (Cleveland and Philadelphia) and college students around the United States.

Historically tuition assistance by HF has been provided primarily for High Schools. However in recent years it has been expanded to include scholarship support and selected program assistance at three major levels of education.