Classroom Cash Grant Program Kicks Off Sept. 15 for Local Teachers
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI (September 12, 2014) — Too often, teachers have to spend their own money to help bring innovative learning experiences to their students. That’s why Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU) is once again offering its Classroom Cash Grant program. In 2013, MSGCU helped 57 educators by awarding over $40,000 in grants to fund classroom projects. This year, in honor of MSGCU’s upcoming 60th anniversary, the credit union will be awarding 60 grants.
“MSGCU was founded by educators and it has always been our mission to support classroom goals,” said MSGCU President and CEO Peter Gates. “Teachers have great ideas that are often difficult to execute due to budgetary limitations. With Classroom Cash Grants, we can help make these a reality for both teachers and their students.”
Beginning Monday, Sept. 15, MSGCU’s Classroom Cash Grant Program invites teachers to post their grant proposals. Starting Oct. 7, the public can show their support by voting for their favorite projects through a two-week online voting process at www.classroomcash.org. Winners will be announced Oct. 24 and projects are awarded up to $750 in grant funding.
“We are truly proud of our teachers and look forward to seeing what projects they are proposing for their students this year,” said Gates.
For more information on Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union and the 2014 MSGCU Classroom Cash Grant Program, visit www.msgcu.org and www.classroomcash.org, or call MSGCU at 586.263.8800 or 866.MSGCU4U
About Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union
Named one of the Top Workplaces in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press, Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union has been providing quality financial services to its members for almost 60 years. With 11 offices located throughout Macomb and Oakland counties, MSGCU has more than 90,000 members, $1.5 billion in assets and 270 employees. For more than 20 years, the Credit Union has earned five stars, the highest possible rating, as reported by BauerFinancial. In addition, MSGCU has earned high member satisfaction ratings, scoring 97% or higher for more than 10 years.
Founded by a small group of teachers, principals, and other school employees in 1954, MSGCU offers a full range of loan, savings and checking products and financial services for consumers and businesses. For more information, visit www.msgcu.org or call 586.263.8800 or 1.866.MSGCU4U.
Who: Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union
What: Classroom Cash Grant program
- Teachers are invited to apply for grants worth up to $750.
- Applications are posted and the public votes (at classroomcash.org) to determine which projects will receive funding.
Eligibility: Teachers must be members of MSGCU or become members of MSGCU in order to receive grant funding. A $50 account opening bonus is offered to new MSGCU members during the Classroom Cash Grant program.
- September 15-Oct. 3: Teachers can submit applications at www.classroomcash.org
- Oct. 7-21: The public can vote for their favorite projects by visiting www.classroomcash.org
- Oct. 24: Winners are announced
Notes: MSGCU offers other initiatives for educators, including:
- 0% loans (worth up to $500) for classroom purchases
- Scholarship programs
- In-classroom financial education programs