Grant Window Now Open for Local Teachers

ROANOKE, VA (September 30, 2022) — Local teachers can again apply for up to $500 to assist with classroom projects that positively impact students. “It’s a known fact that teachers and instructional personnel spend significant dollars out of their own pockets each year.
There is a lot of pressure and stress on learning environments right now. Helping to fund creative learning, through our Teacher Grant Program, is one way we can assist and spread some positivity,” shares Jeff Thompson, CEO of Blue Eagle Credit Union.

Each fall, teachers in the greater Roanoke and Lynchburg areas are eligible to apply for a Teacher Grant up to $500 to fund classroom projects. That time is now. Teachers have until October 23, 2022, to apply and recipients will be announced the first week in November. Please see the application for full details and requirements.

“The fact that this grant program has given more than $33,000 in just 6 years to local teachers is fantastic, but the fact that those dollars are fully funded by our staff makes it even more special,” comments Director of Marketing, Laurissa Thompson. Last year, 17 local teachers received a combined $8,370 for classroom projects that impact more
than 3,200 students. Some projects will benefit students in years to come as well, multiplying the positive effect.

Videos of past projects can be viewed on Blue Eagle Credit Union’s YouTube channel. Watch a highlight reel or see individual stories about how the teachers use the funds.

To learn more about all of Blue Eagle Credit Union’s education programs, be sure to visit and you can watch this quick Education Program overview.

About Blue Eagle Credit Union

Blue Eagle® Credit Union, a local not-for-profit financial cooperative, is committed to Enriching Lives and finding ways to help members Pay Less. Earn More. Have Fun. ® How? By Delivering Solutions customized for each member and their specific situation, offering relevant services at affordable rates, and holding tight to their core values of Quality Service, Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Education. Blue Eagle® Credit Union has been serving the greaterRoanoke and Lynchburg, VA areas since 1948. Blue Eagle® Credit Union's Google review rating averages 4.9 out of 5 stars, a direct result of their commitment to improving the financial picture of their members and the communities they serve. It’s time to See Banking Differently with Blue Eagle® Credit Union! Insured by NCUA.


Laurissa Thompson, Senior Brand Specialist
Phone: 540.855.3639

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