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Our Mission

The Great Plains Technology Center Foundation is a 501 c3 non-profit organization.  The Foundation’s primary mission is to support Great Plains Technology Center’s mission and students:  “Prepare students to successfully enter or advance in a career and to serve as a driving force for economic development in Southwest Oklahoma”  Historically this support has come in the form of scholarships and grants.

How Contributions are Distributed

TOTAL AWARDS BETWEEN JANUARY 1, 2000 AND JUNE 30, 2019

$2,598,090 SCHOLARSHIPS

$68,244 EMERGENCY GRANTS

$106,200 STUDENT INCENTIVES/RECOGNITION
AND GPTC STAFF DEVELOPMENT

$60,000 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
ENTREPRENEURIAL ENDOWMENT

$2,832,534 Total

Since its inception in 1980 the Great Plains Technology Center Foundation has awarded
more than 6,000 scholarships and grants!

NEXT STEP SCHOLARSHIPS

Tuition scholarships for high school seniors of the current year and previous year

TRADITIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships for adult students based on financial need

EMERGENCY GRANTS

Emergency grants are provided for items such as utilities, uniforms, tools, eye glasses, books, fees, certifications and transportation.

When I was a PN student at Great Plains my house was burglarized and my computer stolen. I was devastated! I didn’t have the money to replace the laptop. I thought I would have to quit the program. Thankfully the Foundation quickly stepped-in and provided a computer. The quick response allowed me to successfully finish the nursing program”!

Tina Truman
GPTC Practical Nurse Graduate

I think Ken would be so proud”, Kay Taylor, Ken Taylor’s widow said, about the Selection of Brandon. “I’m thrilled the Foundation is able to help a young person Achieve their career education dreams”.

Brandon Strange
HVAC Student

Ken Taylor Memorial Scholarship Recipient
(funded by the GPTC Foundation)

Great Plains Technology Center Foundation
4500 SW Lee, Room 138
Lawton, OK 73505

Glen Boyer
Executive Director
gboyer@gptcfoundation.org
580-250-5603

GREAT PLAINS TECHNOLOGY CENTER FOUNDATION, INC.
OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES

Chuck Wade, Chairman
Clarence Fortney, President and Superintendent of Great Plains Technology Center
Denise Floyd, Vice-President
Cindy Gatliff, Treasurer

Loyd Benson
Grannon Billingsley
Dr. George Bridges
Rhonda Clemmer
Ben Crawford
Fred Fitch
Denise Floyd
Taylor Green

Mark Henry
Preston Holsinger
Kent Jester
Phil Kennedy
Ryan Knowles
Shane Lupi
Keith Marple
Dan Mullins

Larry Neal
Johnny Owens
Jill Peters
Nita Russell
Max Seibold
Mark Smith
Brady Wyatt
Clay Zelbst