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.

How to Contribute and Become a Foundation Member

Supporters can become Foundation Members by contributing to the NCRS Foundation whose Mission Statement is to support the NCRS Scholarship program and the NCRS Charity program. 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.

         Individual Contribution Levels
$100 Foundation Sappire Member
$500 Foundation Ruby Member
$1,000 Foundation Emerald 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 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

Message from the NCRS Foundation Chair

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all members who have encouraged students in applying for the NCRS Foundation Scholarships over the past 9 years. Program to date, we have awarded 94 scholarships totaling $121,500. It is our intention to award General Scholarships; Automotive Related Scholarships; the Gilbert Scrivner Memorial Scholarship, the Donald Majestic Memorial General Scholarship as well as the Marvin Burnett Memorial Scholarship on an annual basis. In addition, we will award the Terrance Breher Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Nebraska Chapter. We will be once again be accepting applications from NCRS members, their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews of NCRS members in good standing for all scholarship categories for the 2018- 2019 school year from June 1st through August 14, 2018. (See Guidelines and application) (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 we raised over $54,000 in 2017 through the generosity of individuals, chapters & auctions. It is not too late to get on board and become a member of the Foundation.

Below are excerpts from some of the notes received from 2017-2018 Scholarship recipients/sponsors:

If you have any questions, please feel free to call 636-462-4401 CDT or 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 $2,500 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 to 10 to 12 General Scholarships 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 when there were eligible applicants. In 2014 the Nebraska chapter established the Terrance Breher Memorial Scholarship. In 2016 the NCRS Board of Directors established the Donald Majestic Memorial General Scholarship. In 2017 the NCRS Foundation Board of Directors established the Gilbert Scrivner Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to be awarded to the overall top Student. Gilbert was the NCRS Past President who was instrumental in insuring the NCRS Foundation was established.

Since the first scholarships were awarded for the 2009-2010 academic year, a total of 94 Scholarships have been awarded through the 2017-2018 academic year. The Scholarship breakdown to date are: 70 - General scholarships, 8 - Automotive related scholarships, 9 - Marvin Burnett Memorial Education scholarships, 4 - Terrance Breher Memorial scholarships and 2 - Donald Majestic Memorial scholarships and 1 – Gilbert Scrivner Memorial scholarship.

General Guidelines

Review the General Guidelines and find the Application form here!