Education grants for teachers (kindergarten – 12th grade)

The Oregon State Credit Union Education Grant Program exists to fund materials and supplies for teachers of school children (kindergarten through high school) within our field of membership.

Apply for a grant: 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. Grant application periods are:

    • 1/11/21, 8 a.m. to 1/19/21, 5 p.m. — This grant period is now complete. If you applied, you’ll receive a response to your request by the end of February.

    • 10/4/21, 8 a.m. to 10/12/21, 5 p.m. — You’ll receive a response to your request by the end of November.

Helpful tips for completing a grant application

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

  • 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. See previous awards | Photos and details

  • 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.

  • Updates from teachers: We'll request project updates from all teachers who receive a grant award. The updates help us get the word out to other educators about grant opportunities.

Testimonials from past grant recipients

  • "The Oregon State Credit Union education grant allowed us to pilot a program that encouraged 4th and 5th graders to attend school regularly, improve behavior and raise self-esteem. Fifty kids were served and all improved in one or more areas with a long waiting list. This program was so successful we will be adding more clubs next year! Thank you for the help in supporting our kids." — Gail Winden, Robotics; Kim Wyatt, Art; Beth Freeborn, Gardening; Salem-Keizer Public Schools

  • "We used our educational grant from Oregon State Credit Union to purchase a kiln to serve students in the middle and elementary schools. The kiln has helped our students grow in the visual arts and build the skills they will need in middle and high school." — Mrs. Monroe, Corvallis School District
  • "An educational grant from Oregon State Credit Union allowed us to buy equipment needed by students in the robotics club. Students use the equipment to design and build Vex robots, developing skills in the areas of engineering and mathematics." — Mr. McCargar, Gervais School District
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