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
$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 are provided for items such as utilities, uniforms, tools, eye glasses, books, fees, certifications and transportation.
GPTC Practical Nurse Graduate
Ken Taylor Memorial Scholarship Recipient
(funded by the GPTC Foundation)
GREAT PLAINS TECHNOLOGY CENTER FOUNDATION, INC.
OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES
Chuck Wade, Chairman
Denise Floyd, President
Kent Jester, Vice-President
Cindy Gatliff, Treasurer
Dr. George Bridges
BG (r) Jesse Cross