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
$68,244 EMERGENCY GRANTS
$106,200 STUDENT INCENTIVES/RECOGNITION
AND GPTC STAFF DEVELOPMENT
$60,000 BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
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 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
Clarence Fortney, President and Superintendent of Great Plains Technology Center
Denise Floyd, Vice-President
Cindy Gatliff, Treasurer
Dr. George Bridges