The NCRS Foundation

Mission Statement

Formed in 2006, the National Corvette Restorers Society Foundation is a 501(c) 3 Charity designed to provide an individual and/or corporate sponsors an avenue to make contributions of monies, non-cash items such as stock/securities or Corvette archive memorabilia to support the NCRS Scholarship program and the NCRS Charity program.

Message from the NCRS Foundation Chair

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members who encouraged students to apply for the NCRS Foundation Scholarships for the past 5 years. It is our intention to award General Scholarships; Automotive Related Scholarships as well as the Marvin Burnett Memorial Scholarship on an annual basis. We will be accepting applications from NCRS members or children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of NCRS members in good standing for all scholarship categories for the 2014-2015 school year from June 16 through August 5, 2014. (See Guidelines and application)

As a reminder, this program can only continue and grow through the generosity of its members. I am pleased to report that $55,000 was raised in 2013 through the generosity of individuals, chapters, raffles, National gate receipts & auctions. In addition, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Nebraska Chapter for a recent contribution setting a Memorial Scholarship in memory of a former Nebraska Chapter member. It is not too late to get on board and become a member of the Foundation. We have begun the journey to build the Foundation to support the education of our members or children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of our members in good standing. I would like to challenge all members of the NCRS to become members of the Foundation. If you previously contributed, I would ask that you add to that contribution to build on to your Life Time Award Level.

Supporters can become Foundation Members by contributing to the NCRS Foundation Scholarship fund. All contributions will be recorded, and when anyone reaches the next threshold, the NCRS Foundation will recognize those members at the Annual Membership meeting during the next NCRS National Convention. The total value of contributions including archives will be cumulative for each individual. Members will not receive duplicate awards for being a Foundation Charter Member as well as a Foundation Member.

         Individual Contribution Levels
$20 Foundation Member
$100 Foundation Sappire Member
$1,000 Foundation Ruby Member
$5,000 Foundation Diamond Member

An alternative to a gift of cash, deserving careful consideration, is a gift of appreciated assets such as stock, bonds, retirement accounts, life insurance, Corvettes and real estate. These may provide you with income and/ or estate tax savings. In addition, you can make a contribution honoring an individual or make a lasting memorial to gift to the Foundation Scholarship Fund. NCRS Foundation Inc. will notify the honoree and the family of the memorial gift.

Mail contributions to:

John Tidwell
NCRS Foundation
P O Box 2080
Penn Valley, CA 95946

If you have any questions, please feel free to call (636)462-4401 CDT or send email.

Joan Burnett
NCRS Foundation Chair


In July 2009, the NCRS Foundation Board of Directors voted to begin awarding scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year.  It was agreed that four $1,000 General Scholarships would be awarded to eligible recipients. In addition the Board established the Marvin Burnett Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2500 to be awarded to a recipient who is pursuing a degree in education.

As we have continued to grow the Foundation, the number of scholarships has continued to grow as well going from 4 to 6 to 8 General Scholarship in addition to the Marvin Burnett Memorial Scholarship. In the 2012-2013 academic year the Board requested that the two additional General Scholarships be awarded to individuals who were pursuing careers in the automotive industry.

Since the first scholarships were awarded for the 2009-2010 academic year, a total of 28 general scholarships, 4 automotive related scholarships and 5 Marvin Burnett Memorial Education Scholarships. As previously mentioned, the Nebraska Chapter has set up a $500 Memorial Scholarship to be awarded for the next ten years.

General Guidelines

Review the General Guidelines and find the Application form here!