Education grants for teachers (K – 12)

The Oregon State Credit Union Education Grant Program funds materials and supplies for teachers of school children (kindergarten through high school) within our field of membership. Learn more here about upcoming application periods, review photos and quotes from grant recipients,  go to tips for grant applications or see previous awards with photos and details.

Grant application details: awards up to $300

We look for educational programming ideas from teachers that enhance, not duplicate, the standard school curriculum. Use our grant application form during the time periods applications are accepted. For 2022:

  • 1/10/22, 8 a.m. to 1/18/22, 5 p.m. Thanks to all for your submissions and interest. This application cycle is closed.

  • Fall applications period: 10/3/22, 8 a.m. to 10/11/22, 5 p.m.

Thank-you's from grant recipients

Qball wireless microphone, grade school

Albany Christian School kids with Qball - Education grant from Oregon State Credit Union

"Thank you for the education grant! We just received our Qball wireless microphone and the students are LOVING it. They can actually hear each other now!" — Ms. Wilke, 3rd Grade Teacher, Albany Christian School. From the students:

  • "The Qball microphone is so cool. I can hear my classmates more clearly! Thank you."

  • "I love the Qball because everyone can hear me and I don't have to shout."

  • "The Qball is amazing because it is good for work as a class and we get to feel special."

Aquarium with coral growth, high school

Tillamook High School aquarium project - Education grant from Oregon State Credit Union

From the Tillamook High School students who worked on an aquarium project funded by an education grant:

  • "I didn't know that coral are fragile. They are very important for the environment and we need to protect them."

  • "I learned how to plant coral. It doesn't hurt the coral if you cut a little piece off."

Microscope with real-time screen share

Tilamook Junior High student and microscope - Education grant from Oregon State Credit Union

"Thank you so much for the opportunity of this grant money. We were able to get a microscope. It was so neat to show the kids slides on my screen so they could see in real time. The microscope is super clear and has many different magnification levels. Thanks again." — Carrie Averill, Science Teacher, Tillamook Junior High School

Helpful tips for completing a grant application

  • Specify how grant funds will benefit students (K-12) by enhancing, not duplicating, standard curriculum.

    • See what other grant recipients have done. Examples of successful grant requests include: books, including audio books; calculators; educational magazine subscriptions; materials to build a school green house; supplies for a renewable energy project; science supplies.

  • Target a significant number of students.

  • Include detailed learning goals and specifics for how the funds will be used.

  • Show how the funds can benefit future students.

  • Document additional funding sources if needed to make the project a success.

  • Teacher updates: We'll request project updates from all teachers who receive a grant. The updates help us inform other educators about grant opportunities.

 

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