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 December 31, 2020

$2,763,959 SCHOLARSHIPS

$69,615 EMERGENCY GRANTS

$177,450 STAFF ACTIVITIES/IN SERVICE

$70,000 ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOLAR

$500 STUDENT LEADERSHIP STIPENDS

$400,000 (REPAID UPON SALES) – STUDENT BUILT HOUSE FINANCING (7 HOUSES) 

THE FOUNDATION PROVIDED APPROXIMATELY $800,000 IN STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
FROM ITS CREATION IN 1980 THROUGH 12/31/1999.

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

– Karen Bailey –
Executive Director
kbailey@gptcfoundation.org
580-585-1285

GREAT PLAINS TECHNOLOGY CENTER FOUNDATION, INC.
OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES

Denise Floyd, Chairman
Kent Jester, President
Shane Lupi, Vice-President
Jason Smith, Treasurer
Tammy Morales, Secretary

Ex-Officio:
Clarence Fortney, Superintendent

 

Kathy Banks-Monroe
Amanda Bay
Hon. Loyd Benson
Grannon Billingsley
Dr. George Bridges, DDS
Rhonda Clemmer
Ben Crawford

BG (r) Jesse Cross
Phil Ferrell
Fred Fitch 
Mark Henry
Lane Hooton
Phil Kennedy
Lisa Marion

Dan Mullins
Larry Neal
Johnny Owens
Jill Peters
Nita Russell
Keith Thomas
Clay Zelbst