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Help OnPoint Honor Our Community's Best Educators

 As the COVID-19 crisis transforms and challenges the education system, teachers have worked hard to quickly adopt new ways to teach, support students and innovate with remote learning. In honor of their dedication through such unprecedented times, 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. 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.

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 28, 2020
    • Educator of the Year Winners Announced

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