OnPoint Community Credit Union’s nomination process for Excellence in Education Campaign is open through Tuesday, April 13.
Anyone can nominate an educator in a full-time or job-share teacher, counselor or librarian for grades K-12 in an accredited public, private or charter school located within any county that OnPoint serves. Educators may nominate themselves.
The Educator of the Year grand prize has expanded to three educators for 2021 and will pay each recipient’s rent or mortgage for a full year and have $2,500 donated to their school.
Three finalists, one teacher from each of elementary (K-5), middle (6-8) and high school (9-12) will receive a $5,000 cash award and have $1,500 donated to their school.
There will be five Community Builder Awards given to special school projects that need financial support as selected by community votes. Awardees and finalists will be announced May 11.
“We are always inspired by educators in our community, but the innovation and commitment we’ve seen throughout the pandemic has surpassed expectations,” said Rob Stuart, President and Chief Executive Officer, OnPoint Community Credit Union.
“Now more than ever, we’re called to help lift up our teachers, celebrating their efforts to educate and engage our young people through the challenges of this past year. I invite our community to nominate educators who are sparking enthusiasm and passion in students, parents and their communities.”
Information about the Excellence in Education and Community Builders Awards is available at onpointprize.com.