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Help OnPoint Honor Our Community's Best Educators

OnPoint Community Credit Union has always understood that investing in education is one of the best ways to build thriving communities. That’s why we created the OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education. This year, the program will award up to $100,000 to local teachers and schools. Here’s what the winning teachers and schools will receive:

Educator of the Year – Grades K-8
One teacher representing grades K-8 will have their mortgage paid for one full year and receive a $2,500 donation to their school for resources and supplies.

Educator of the Year – Grades 9-12
One teacher representing grades 9-12 will have their mortgage paid for one full year and receive a $2,500 donation to their school for resources and supplies.

Two Finalists – One each from grades K-8 & 9-12
Finalists will each receive a $5,000 cash award plus an additional $1,500 to their schools for resources and supplies.

Circle of Excellence
Six educators will each receive a $1,500 cash award plus an additional $1,000 for 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.

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    Educator of the Year

    The Educator of the Year award celebrates innovative teaching methods that spark enthusiasm and passion in students, parents and their peers. Nominations are accepted until April 14, 2020.

    Learn more and nominate your favorite teacher
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    Community Builder

    The award offers a $2,000 grant to four local schools. An additional school, selected by online community votes, will receive a $5,000 grant. Applications are accepted until April 14, 2020.

    Learn more and submit a Community Builder application

OnPoint Prize Timeline

  • February 18, 2020
    • Nominations & Applications Open
  • April 14, 2020
    • Community Builder Applications Due
    • Educator of the Year Nominations Due
  • April 28, 2020
    • Community Builder Finalists Announced
  • May 5, 2020
    • National Teacher Day
  • May 12, 2020
    • Educator of the Year Finalists Announced
    • Community Builder Winners Announced
  • May 27, 2020
    • Educator of the Year Winners Announced

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