OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education

The 2022 campaign kicks off Tuesday, February 22.

Help OnPoint honor our community's best educators

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to transform and challenge the education system, teachers have worked hard to adopt and support their students’ evolving needs. In recognition of their dedication, OnPoint Community Credit Union is proud to honor our roots and the teachers who continue to support students in and out of the classroom through the OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education.


Educator of the Year

This award celebrates innovative teaching methods that spark enthusiasm and passion in students, parents and their community.

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Educator of the Year award

Community Builder

This award offers a $2,000 grant to four local schools. An additional school, selected by online community votes, will receive a $5,000 grant.

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Community Builder award

Educator of the Year winners receive their mortgage or rent paid for a full year!

Get details of all OnPoint Prize awards

In 2022, the OnPoint Prize will award up to $100,000 to local teachers and schools.

Here’s what the winning teachers and schools receive:

Educator of the Year Winners
Three teachers, one representing grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12, will each have their mortgage or rent paid for one full year and receive a $2,500 donation to their school for resources and supplies.

Educator of the Year Finalists
Finalists, one from grades K-5, 6-8 and 9-12, will each receive a $5,000 cash award plus an additional $1,500 to their schools for resources and supplies.

Community Builder
Four schools will receive $2,000 for a special project of their choice. A fifth school, selected by community votes, will receive $5,000 for a special project of their choice.

2021 9-12 Educator of the Year winner, Addie Lydon

OnPoint Prize Timeline

Below are the key Educator of the Year and Community Builder milestones, including when nominations and applications are due, and when we’ll announce the finalists!

  • February 22, 2022
    • Nominations & Applications Open
  • April 12, 2022
    • Community Builder Applications Due
    • Educator of the Year Nominations Due
  • April 26, 2022
    • Community Builder Finalists Announced
  • May 3, 2022
    • National Teacher Appreciation Day
  • May 10, 2022
    • Educator of the Year Finalists Announced
    • Community Builder Winners Announced
  • May 26, 2022
    • Educator of the Year Winners Announced

Get financial education resources for teachers.

At OnPoint, we understand that investing in education is one of the best ways to build thriving communities. And we realize there are often challenges with creating lesson plans that engage students through remote learning or in the classroom, while meeting the various requirements.

With this in mind, we’re providing resources specifically for teachers to help teach financial education using helpful classroom activities, online courses, tools and more.

Access resources for teachers in Oregon and Washington
2021 6-8 Educator of the Year winner, Travis Rooke-Ley

Looking for Additional Resources?

Get free access to personalized content recommendations, digital courses, videos and more. With Enrich powered by OnPoint, you can help your students reach their financial goals.

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