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 Give to the Max Campaign for Student Crisis Support starts November 1st and ends on November 12th, Give to the Max Day.Use the link to the upper right to help support students in need.

The Foundation's 2015-16 Fundraising Dinner and panel discussion will be held April 21st, 2016 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.

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 - $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  Spring 2016 Semester  Fall 2016 Semester
 Scholarship Applications Available
 Nov 16, 2015
 April 4, 2016
 Applications due in to faculty advisor
 Dec 1, 2015 April 11, 2016
 Notification to Applicants  4-6 weeks after deadline  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.

Scholarship Applications


Applications for the Spring 2015 Scholarship Cycle will be available November 16, 2015. At that time electronic 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 and at the welcome station in the Student Success Center.  

Completed applications are submitted to your primary instructor by the application deadline of December 1, 2015, after which they will complete their faculty 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


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