Anoka Technical College Foundation was established in 1987 to provide support to deserving Anoka Technical College students and college programs.

Since 1995, through the generosity of donors, the foundation has provided more than $2,000,000 to support students and college programs.

The foundation celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013.

Scholarship Program

Each semester, scholarships ranging from $500 to $2000 are awarded to students.

Scholarship criteria includes scholastic achievement, financial need and special circumstances, educational and career goals and instructor recommendations.

Scholarships are available for full-and part-time students.



The foundation's 2016 "Connect the Dots" Fundraising Dinner and panel discussion will be held April 21, 2016 at the Bunker Hills Event Center. Happy hour featuring live jazz and door prizes starts at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is served at 6:30 followed by an interactive panel discussion that focuses on the latest trends in employment and demographic data as well as the discussion of key partnerships that will keep the region's economy strong. For directions, click this link for a map to Bunker Hills Event Center.

Our appreciation to our sponsors:

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Support to College Programs

The college foundation provides funds to the college to purchase program equipment that will enhance the learning and training of students.


To obtain and distribute the resources necessary to support the students, faculty, programs and vision of Anoka Technical College.

Foundation Scholarship Program

The Anoka Technical College Foundation awards over $100,000 in scholarships through its two funding cycles annually.  Scholarships are awarded in January for spring semester and in June for fall semester.  Scholarship criteria includes: scholastic achievement, financial need and special circumstances, educational and career goals, and an instructor recommendation.  These scholarships range from $500 - $2000 and must be used for tuition, fees and books while you attend Anoka Technical College.  Scholarships are available for both full-time and part-time students. 

 Scholarship Timeline    Fall 2016 Semester
 Scholarship Applications Available
 April 4, 2016
 Applications due in to faculty advisor

April 18, 2016
 Notification to Applicants    6-8 weeks after deadline


*Application forms and scholarship lists are found at the front desk, in the Financial Aid Kiosk outside the administrative offices and in the Student Success Center outside the foundation office (room 190B) .

For more information contact Peter Gravett in the Foundation Office at 763-576-4219.

Foundation Crisis Grants

Students currently enrolled in six or more credits are eligible to apply for a crisis or extreme grant from the Anoka Technical College Foundation. 

Grants are typically awarded to students whose ability to continue attending school will be affected by the crisis. Examples of these would include such things as transportation issues, outstanding bills,and unmet basic needs.

In general, grants should be used to cover non-academic expenses that appear to interfere with their standard academic pursuit. 

For more information or to apply contact the counselor at (763) 576-7860.

Guidelines for Anoka Technical College Foundation Crisis Grants.

Guidelines for Extreme Crisis Grant (Available to Anoka Tech students able to document that they are either underemployed or unemployed)

Anoka Technical College Foundation Crisis Grant application. Applications and documentation should be submitted to Erica Stene, Anoka Technical College Counselor.

Financial Controls Statement

The Anoka Technical College Foundation, the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Foundation – Coon Rapids, and Anoka-Ramsey Community College Foundation – Cambridge takes pride in the accuracy and integrity of the fiscal management and financial reporting within all three foundations.  Staff and leadership within the three foundations are assisted in its day-to-day financial work through a contractual relationship with a reputable, national CPA firm, CliftonLarsonAllen.  This firm has significant expertise working with non-profits, foundations, and higher-education.  It is a well-respected firm that employs more than 4,500 professionals, including more than 1,800 CPAs, and serves approximately 150,000 clients across the country. 

Every three years, CPA firms are required to obtain an independent peer review of their system of quality control for their accounting and auditing practice. The most recent peer review report received by CliftonLarsonAllen expressed a rating of “pass,” which is the most positive report that can be received.

In addition, the three foundations undergo an independent financial statement audit once every three years. During the off years, each foundation undergoes an independent financial statement review by a well-established and reputable CPA firm, BerganKDV.  BerganKDV has more than 60 years of experience working with the nonprofit community. In the most recent independent financial statement audits for Anoka Technical College Foundation and Anoka-Ramsey Community College – Cambridge Foundation, the auditors have expressed an “unmodified” opinion.  Simply, an “unmodified” opinion is a clean opinion stating the financial statements are presented, in all material respects, in accordance with the applicable financial reporting framework. The independent financial statement audit for Coon Rapids is scheduled for this year.  We expect an “unmodified” opinion at the end of this audit as well. 

Scholarship Applications


Applications for the 2017 Spring Scholarship Cycle are now available. Eectronic copies of the application form and a list of the specific scholarships available will be placed in the "forms" box to the upper right on the foundation webpage. Hard-copies will be available at the front desk, at both counters in the Academic Resource Center and outside the Foundation Office (Room 190B) in the Student Success Center.  

Students submit completed applications to their primary instructor by the application deadline of November 25, The primary instructor will then complete their recommendation and submit it to the Foundation office. If you are a new student select the faculty member that knows you best. For tips on preparing your application click here.  If you have any questions contact Development Director, Pete Gravett at the Anoka Technical College Foundation, phone (763) 576-4219 or e-mail


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Pete Gravett
Development Director
Anoka Tech Foundation
190B, Student Success Center
Phone: 763-576-4219