The Tri County Tech Foundation provides tuition assistance for economically disadvantaged students, creating more opportunities for students to take industry-specific courses. The Foundation also provides students with emergency aid and food assistance when unforeseen financial emergencies compromise attendance and program completion.
Our mission is to ensure no student is denied an education due to the lack of funds.
Our scholarships help people like Katie, who recently graduated from our eleven-month practical nursing program. She came to us as a single mom with three kids and a $13,000 debt from a private technical college that landed her an $8.50 an hour pharmacy tech job. “I came from poverty and was stuck in poverty,” she shared with us, “I lived in a broken-down trailer park full of druggies and never thought I could escape.” As a Licensed Practical Nurse and Foundation recipient, Katie graduated without tuition debt and makes $48,000 a year.
“I have a refrigerator full of groceries that I paid for without government assistance. Plus, I just bought a home that does not have wheels!”
Katie | Foundation Recipient
Most of the Tri County Tech Foundation recipients are individuals with no other form of financial assistance. We need your help. Please join us in this worthy endeavor. Students throughout Northeast Oklahoma depend on us. The Tri County Tech Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Tri County Tech educators believe wholeheartedly in the life-changing opportunities they provide – so much that every full-time employee donates to the Foundation. Tri County Tech has the right programs and educators to provide life-changing learning opportunities to more students like Katie in our communities. Together, we can extend the reach of Tri County Tech until no student is denied an education due to the lack of funds.
“Thank you so much for this gift card, it helped me a lot. I’ve been struggling recently and this is helping me get back on my feet. Thank you again for all you have done.”
Jacob | Foundation Recipient
The Foundation also provides students with emergency aid and food assistance when unforeseen financial emergencies compromise attendance and program completion. For example, if our students are hungry, cannot afford fuel for their car, or concentrate because they have a toothache, these everyday life barriers can potentially derail their ability to graduate. We have assisted students with groceries, fuel, dental work, and eyeglasses through our emergency assistance program.
“Tri County Tech and the Foundation has immensely changed my life. I drove an hour and twenty minutes one way to go to class for almost two years, and the Foundation helped with my expenses. Tri County Tech is a happy place to be; it is a family.”
Seth Day | Tri County Tech Culinary Graduate & Current Employee