Teachers Federal Credit Union announces Annual Teacher Appreciation Week Contest celebrating educators making outstanding contributions in their communities

HAUPPAUGE, NY (March 1, 2022) —  

Teachers Federal Credit Union is excited to announce that submissions are now open for its Annual Teacher Appreciation Week Contest. In its second year, Teachers is recognizing educators by awarding $12,000 in classroom grants along with Teachers FCU swag to educators nationwide who are making an outstanding academic contribution in their community.

Anyone 18 years of age or older can nominate a teacher, grades K-12, in any public or private school district in the United States to win in one of the three categories. Teachers can receive a maximum of 25 nominations, and multiple entries are encouraged!

New to the contest this year, students and parents will also be able to nominate their favorite educators on TikTok by stitching their nomination videos with those of select TikTok partners.

Once nominations are in, Teachers FCU will evaluate the nominees and select eight finalists from each of the three categories. Public voting for the finalists will take place on starting April 25th, and the winners will be announced on May 3rd.


  • The awards will honor 12 educators, four from each category, making an impact on the lives of their students in grades K-12 in any public or private school district across the United States.
  • Award entries can be submitted in three categories:
    • Grades K-5
    • Grades 6-8
    • Grades 9-12
  • Both Teachers Federal Credit Union members and non-members are eligible for nomination.


  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022 – Awards nominations open
  • Friday, March 18, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EST – All nominations are due
  • Monday, April 11, 2022 – Finalists will be notified
  • Week of April 25, 2022 – Public voting opens for the finalists
  • May 3, 2022 – Winners are announced on, on Teachers’ social media pages, and via email


About Teachers Federal Credit Union (NY)

Teachers Federal Credit Union (Teachers) is one of the country's largest credit unions, with more than $9.7 billion in assets and more than 460,000 members across all 50 states. Founded in New York in 1952, Teachers is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution with an open charter offering membership to anyone in the U.S. through its 30 full-service branches and best-in-class digital solutions. Teachers is a key supporter of the communities it serves and is proud to offer a range of member-focused products with competitive rates and low fees. What started as a smart solution for teachers is now smart for all. For more information, visit


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