With a vision to transform the lives of students, as well as broaden the impact of York Technical College, the York Technical College Foundation provides financial resources to provide students access to education and rewarding careers.

The Foundation awards over $100,000 annually in scholarships to support students enrolled in the nearly 80 programs at York Technical College. Financial assistance is available for credit and non-credit programs with awards based on merit and financial need.

Scholarships Available through the Foundation

The generosity of individuals, businesses, and organizations who have contributed funds for scholarships is greatly appreciated. These generous benefactors allow the College to recruit and retain the best and brightest students and provide students with financial need the necessary resources to succeed.

Every scholarship has a story, the donors’ motivation to give and the impact the scholarship had on the recipient. We are proud to honor our donors and recipients by sharing their stories.

Innovation Mini-Grant Program

The York Technical College Innovation Mini-Grant Program funds up to $25,000 annually for programs and projects that foster student success and promote faculty innovation. Projects should align with the York Technical College Strategic Direction, explore innovative programming, help implement instructional enhancements, and provide for educational enrichment activities.

Applications are accepted twice a year, March 1 – April 30 and September 1 – October 31. Programs or projects are to be implemented within six months of receiving funding, July – December and January – June.

Previously funded successful projects and programs may re-apply for one additional year of funding to aid in creating long-term impact and provide expansion or enhancement of the program.

Award Levels

Awards up to $1,500 are available for a program or project request submitted by an individual department or division.

Awards up to $5,000 are available for collaborative projects or programs involving at least two York Technical College divisions/departments working together or a College department partnering with at least one external entity.

Capital Development

Continuous upgrades and improvements to the campus infrastructure and equipment are necessary to provide an engaging learning environment. The Campus Master Plan is a ten year strategy for the impressive evolution of the College, ensuring the longevity and relevance of our facilities and creating spaces that encourvage and inspire innovative and collaborative learning.

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The generosity of individuals and business partners who support our capital development through gifts to the Foundation are greatly appreciated.

York Technical College Professional Development

York Technical College plays a major role in economic development through the development of people. The Foundation is proud to support this philosophy by providing financial resources for professional development. These funds keep our faculty and staff current on the most innovative and creative educational practices, technology, and equipment. By growing and continuing to invest in the College’s greatest asset, the Foundation helps the College gain a competitive edge in attracting and retaining the best employees to ensure the success of our students.

Additional Financial Resources

The Foundation also provides financial resources for strategic opportunities and immediate needs as they arise. From emergency funds for students in need to innovative pilot programs, the Foundation helps the College create a powerful economic development platform to improve the lives of our students, their families, and the communities we serve. The Perkins Grant Program, the Merancas Financial Hardship Program, and the York Technical College Foundation Emergency Assistance Fund are administered through Counseling and Support Services. To learn more about these opportunities, view the York Technical College Grant Assistance Funding Flyer.

Apply for York Technical College Grant Assistance Funding