About Tulsa Tech Education Foundation
Established in 1983 we are a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization working to support Tulsa Tech students with financial assistance. We provide financial needs that could not be funded with public tax dollars. We believe in student success, believing success is through education and sharing.
We, the Board of Trustees, are all volunteers from the community. We are business & industry partners, alumni & former instructors.
We believe in students with financial assistance: program tuition for course completion, program books, and uniforms, the program approved specialized tools, CTSO competition expenses, emergency expenses from the Counselor’s Fund, and Foundation of Excellence Scholarships through interviews.
Because We Are Family!
Tulsa Tech Education Foundation volunteers are strong believers that education is a key for student success. They parallel the belief in the mission of Tulsa Tech, educating people for success in the workplace. By encouraging, mentoring, and empowering Tulsa Tech students to have the success, TTEF volunteers take an active part with that success. These same volunteers organize and implement the hosting of public fundraising events which provides the financial assistance to Tulsa Tech students that would not receive with public funds. Financial resources are also raised through industry partnerships to specific programs and corporate sponsorships.
In 2017, Tulsa Tech Education Foundation (TTEF) provided $53,000 in grants to more than 170 Tulsa Tech students. The “Foundation of Excellence” scholarship was established that same year. $12,000 in scholarship funds were awarded to students in the fields of Aviation, Automotive, Construction, and Manufacturing clusters as established by industry partnerships. That amount increased in 2018 to $70,000, followed by $82,000 in 2019. All students who apply and meet the criteria are awarded a grant. Scholarship is performance based and awarded on merit and interview.
TTEF Board of Trustees is a diverse membership and we are actively seeking new members that correspond with our Tulsa Tech Program Clusters. There are thirteen clusters:
Arts, Audio/Visual Technology & Communications
Business, Management & Administration
Architecture & Construction
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Marketing, Sales & Service
Science Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics