The Bachman Foundation is set up to provide local Tennessee students from Bradley County and the surrounding areas with financial assistance to obtain an individualized education through public, private, and vocational schools. Student applicants must have a diagnosed learning difference which is specified in an IEP (Individual Education Plan), Psychological that is no more than three years old, or an ISP (Individual Support Plan). Student applicants that are under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian that will complete the application on their behalf. Adult students must submit their own application. All applicants must submit a letter outlining why they wish to receive financial assistance from the Bachman Foundation. Further information about the application process is available on the "Apply Now" page.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Bachman Foundation is to provide financial assistance in order to facilitate educational opportunities for students who learn differently.

Mark Frizzell

Mark Frizzell is the Director of Bachman Foundation. Mark was the CEO/Headmaster at Bachman Academy, and has been with Bachman for 12 years.

Prior to Bachman, Mark started his professional career with Orange Grove Center in 1991 as the Adaptive Physical Education teacher. Mark Frizzell has over 27 years’ experience in non-profit organizations.
Mark graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and a minor degree in Psychology. He graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University in 2006 with a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

Mark resides in Cleveland Tennessee with his wife Gale. They have been married and dating for over 34 years. They have one daughter, Bailey, who is a senior at The University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.