OECU Teacher Grant Program 2019

2019 Teacher Grant headerEducation is our focus at Oklahoma Educators Credit Union, and the members of OECU have been helping educators across Oklahoma build their success stories through the Teacher Grant Program. OECU has impacted countless teachers and students since the program’s inception in 2001.

In 2018, OECU awarded over $25,000 to 91 different teachers in connecting with their students in memorable ways. A total of 53 different schools in 28 districts across the state received funds for use in Pre-K through 12th Grade classrooms.

Our members are the backbone of this credit union and, as such, they help make our Teacher Grant Program possible year after year. Due to the program’s continued success, OECU is once again requesting grant proposals for the 2019-2020 school year.

All active OECU members who see a need in their classroom are invited to submit their ideas by applying at any OECU branch, by mail, or online. While we’d love to fund every proposal, our resources are limited. For that reason, not all applicants will receive a grant.

Click here to complete the online application.

Click here to download a printable PDF version of the 2019 application.

If you wish to pick up or drop off an application in person, click here to find the branch nearest you.

If you wish to mail in your application, please send it to:
Oklahoma Educators Credit Union
ATTN: Marketing
PO Box 22222
Oklahoma City, OK 73123

Eligible Proposals

  1. Classroom start-up requests for first year teachers needing materials to prepare the classroom for school.
  2. Innovative or imaginative programs, projects, services, or activities which emphasize new approaches to teaching, stimulate thought, and expand existing curriculum.
  3. Educators who are in need within the classroom and can demonstrate the usefulness of receiving grant funding.

Non-Eligible Proposals

  1. Subscriptions
  2. iPads/Kindle Fire/Tablets
  3. Field Trips
  4. Perishable Items/Personal Items

Eligible Applicants
Active members of OECU who are teachers or other school personnel. Not an OECU member? Becoming one is easy! Simply come to one of our branches and open a Share Savings Account by depositing and maintaining a minimum balance of $5. It is not a fee. The deposit is yours and it represents your “share” in Oklahoma Educators Credit Union.

Selection Criteria
Grant recipients will be chosen by a committee based on the information provided by the applicant including: reason for the project, clearly stated goals, impact and longevity of funds, and credit union membership. Decision of the committee will be final.

Awarding Grants
If your proposal is approved, you will be notified via letter or email. Your grant money will be presented to you at a reception in August.

Application Deadline
Monday, June 28th, 2019 at 5:00 PM.