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 $1000 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.



This year's fundraising dinner and panel discussion, titled Building Leadership: The Key to Sustained Business Success, will be held April 16th at the Event Center adjacent to the Bunker Hills Grill. 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 how to identify, develop and inspire leadership and how it may impact your business. For information on the panelists, click this link to see the Building Leadership Event Brochure. For directions, click this link for a Map to Bunker Hills Grill.

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.

Albin Peterson Student Loan Program

The Albin Peterson Loan Program provides loans to Anoka Technical College students registered for six or more credits.

  • 6-8 credits may receive up to $500 per semester
  • 9-11 credits may receive up to $750 per semester
  • 12 or more credits may receive up to $1,000 per semester

Repayment of you loan will begin four (4) months after you graduate or non-attendance at Anoka Technical College.

How To Apply

  • Obtain a loan application at the Financial Aid or Foundation Office. Complete the application and return it to the Foundation Office

  • Your credit information will be obtained. Your application and credit information will be reviewed. Upon approval, funds will be applied directly to the college for your tuition and fees.
  • Interest rates will be set annually by the Foundation Board.  For the current interest rate contact the Foundation Office at (763) 576-4755.  Loan interest will begin accruing from the day of graduation or the first date of non-attendance.

Foundation Scholarship Program

The Anoka Technical College Foundation awards nearly $100,000 in scholarships 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 - $1,000 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  Spring Semester  Fall Semester
 List of Scholarships Available  Nov 10, 2014  April 6, 2015
 Scholarship Applications Available
 Nov 17, 2014
 April 13, 2015
 Applications due in ATC Student Success Center
 Dec 5, 2014  May 1, 2015
 Notification to Applicants  4-6 weeks after deadline  4-6 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 190H) .

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.

Scholarship Applications


Applications for Fall 2015 scholarship cycle are available at this time. Electronic copies of the scholarship application and a list of the specific scholarships for the current funding cycle are available in the "forms" box above on the foundation webpage. Hard-copies are available at the front desk, the Student Success Kiosk (across from the Financial Aid window) and outside the Foundation office in the Student Success Center.  

To give your primary instructor adequate time to complete their faculty recommendation, it is suggested that you have your completed application submitted to your primary instructor by April 27. They in turn will submit your application to the foundation office by the application deadline of May 1, 2015. 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


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