About the Foundation

The North Georgia Technical College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was created in 2000 to enhance educational opportunities at North Georgia Technical College. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of trustees made up of representatives from NGTC’s eight-county service area. Membership includes college alumni as well as local business and community leaders.

The mission of the Foundation is to create awareness of the financial needs of the college and encourage donations of resources which are managed wisely to assure quality education for its students. One way the Foundation Board of Trustees supports this mission is through the awarding of scholarships to deserving students with a demonstrated financial need.

Scholarship Application Information

Apply for assistance with tuition and fees for the upcoming semester. 

Office of the Foundation

If you have additional questions, please contact the Foundation office:

1500 Hwy 197 N
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Leigh Fowler
Institutional Advancement Coordinator

(706) 779-8110

Amy Hulsey
Vice President of Institutional Advancement & Marketing
Executive Director of NGTC Foundation

(706) 754-7852

When To Apply?


Students notified of scholarship awards

12:00 am - 11:59 pmAll Campuses

Summer Semester Begins

12:00 am - 11:59 pmAll Campuses

Things To Know First

Applicants should read all instructions carefully before completing the application. Applications submitted without all required information and/or attachments are considered incomplete and will not be considered for the scholarship award. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

Board of Trustees

The NGTC Foundation is guided by business and community volunteer leaders who represent the eight counties in our service area: Fannin, Franklin, Habersham, Rabun Stephens, Towns, Union and White Counties. The Board of Trustees is focused on obtaining the resources necessary to constantly improve the educational experience of our students.

Fannin County
  • Vacant
Franklin County
  • Lyn Allen (Emeritus)
  • Gary Davis
Habersham County
  • Tim Ash
  • Hilda Burke
  • David Foster
  • Don Higgins
  • Terry Rogers
  • Stewart Sayer
  • Shirley Wilkinson (Emeritus)
Rabun County
  • Janine Bethel
Stephens County
  • Jana Cheek
  • Whit Diggs
  • Bob Evans (Emeritus)
  • Dr. Steve Tilley (Emeritus)
  • Cassandra Wilkins
Towns County
  • David Tinsley
Union County
  • Bob Ramay
White County
  • Greg “Mully” Ash
  • Jason Hogan
  • Pam Spangler (Emeritus)
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Make Your Mark

Thank you to everyone who has given to the campaign to make the Dr. Mark A. Ivester Center for Living and Learning a reality. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to beginning the process soon.

North Georgia Technical College received $5.6 million from the Georgia State Legislature to renovate the gymnasium on the Clarkesville Campus. The building will become the Dr. Mark A. Ivester Center for Living and Learning (“The Mark”) in memory of our former college president. As was his vision, this facility will once again become the focal point for student activities and community events for generations to come.

The North Georgia Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees is proud to have raised $250,000 for equipment, materials, and supplies not included in the renovation funds.  We hope you will take a moment and watch the video to learn more about this exciting project. 

We invite you to join us in helping to Make the Mark by clicking the donate button below.  

Give to NGTC

The North Georgia Technical College Foundation gratefully accepts gifts of support from alumni, businesses and friends of the college. Each gift does its part to make a significant impact in the lives of our students and enhances the overall well-being of the college. As a 501(c)(3) entity, gifts to the North Georgia Technical College Foundation are tax-deductible and are classified into two broad categories: Present Giving and Planned Giving. For a present gift, the donor makes an outright gift with an immediate transfer of assets to the college. For a planned gift, the donor gives a future interest in the property, with actual transfer of the property deferred to some future time.

Traditional Gifts

Cash, Check or Credit Card

A gift of cash, personal check, or credit card is by far the most popular way to give. You should receive a full tax benefit if you itemize deductions. Checks should be made payable to NGTC Foundation and sent to P.O. Box 65, Clarkesville, GA 30523. Be sure to indicate how you wish your gift to be used.

Online Gifts

Online donations are a safe and secure way to easily make your contribution. Click the “Donate” button above to give to the Foundation.

Planned Giving

  • Bequests: You can easily include NGTC in your will. Bequests, large and small, can provide substantial support for NGTC’s programs.
  • Stock, Bonds, Real Estate or Life Insurance: Gifts made in the form of appreciated stock, bonds, real estate or life insurance may carry tax benefits for you by minimizing your capital gains and other taxes while helping students gain an education.


A pledge may be made for the Scholarship Fund or for any special projects. Most pledges are paid over a three-year period. Pledge reminders are generally sent at the end of each calendar year or upon request.

Matching Gifts

Many employers agree to match or multiply donations made by active or retired employees and, in some cases, employees’ spouses. Specific information about matching-gift programs can be obtained by contacting your organization’s personnel or human resources office. 

Alumni Gifts

10-4-10 Campaign – Alumni are invited to make a contribution of $10 per year for 10 years.

Establish A Scholarship

  • You may name the scholarship for a special person, business or organization.
  • You may specify preference on characteristics the candidate should possess such as a welding student or a student studying horticulture from Stephens County.
  • Scholarship awards are made on the basis of demonstrated financial need.

  • Scholarships may be renewed each semester assuming the student is making satisfactory progress toward graduation.
  • The minimum amount to establish an endowed scholarship is $10,000. Once the fund corpus of $10,000 is funded, it is invested for one full year, and the scholarship will be awarded at that time. Scholarships are awarded from the interest earned by the fund corpus. The remaining income will be reinvested in the fund. Never will the fund corpus be invaded.

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