Welcome to the WTI Foundation!

First established in 1999, the WTI Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization that raises money for, and awards academic scholarships exclusively to, students pursuing technical education at WyoTech. 

Through the support of generous donors (including WyoTech alumni, industry partners, and fellow auto/diesel enthusiasts), we’re able to award scholarships each year to outstanding students in the vocational tech realm. 

For us, each scholarship represents more than an investment in a student’s ability to pursue their passions and refine their talents; each scholarship also represents an investment in the future of an industry we love. 

Essential skills are powering America right now.

The work of technicians, providers, and service professionals happens every day, all day, throughout the country. Careers in the transportation industry are in high-demand, and while students and working professionals alike are searching for careers that withstand economic fluctuations, we see an increased need to provide scholarship support to incoming and current students interested in automotive trade education.

Our mission…

is to award academic scholarships to WyoTech students preparing for diverse and challenging careers in the transportation service industry.

Through the generous support of our donors, we’ve helped thousands of students from all over the United States make one of the most valuable investments in their lives: An investment in their future.

Our History

For students seeking to pursue vocational education, scholarship opportunities are often few and far between—and we decided it was time for a change! In 1999, we founded the WTI Foundation as a way to support students who wanted to pursue an education in Automotive, Diesel, or Collision & Refinishing at WyoTech. 

After 15 years (and more than $2.5 million in scholarships awarded to WyoTech students nationwide), our WTI Foundation board voted to cease development operations when WyoTech was sold to a nonprofit organization with its own, in-house foundation. 

In the summer of 2018, WyoTech came under new, local ownership, and with it came a renewed commitment to the WTI Foundation. Soon after, WTI Foundation and its board were reestablished to actively engage fundraising and awarding scholarships to WyoTech students.

Operating under a renewed sense of purpose and commitment, we look forward to continuing our investment in our industry’s next generation. Join us in our mission!