Classroom Cash

Each year TwinStar Credit Union awards grants to a variety of educators throughout our service area.

Application checklist

  • Teacher must be a member of TwinStar Credit Union
  • Must be a permanent teacher
  • For elementary school classes (K-6)
  • Complete all contact information requested on the application
  • Describe how you would use the awards funds on page 2 of the application
  • Make a copy of the application for your records
  • Submit application no later than October 31

Applications are accepted between September 1 and October 31. Recipients are notified by December 31. Applications may be downloaded from our website beginning September 1.

We also mail copies to each of the elementary school principals in all of the school districts in areas where we have branches.

In 2013, 173 teachers received a Classroom Cash award. Classroom Cash awards were distributed to each county in TwinStar Credit Union’s service area - from Seattle to Portland. Teachers used grant funds for all types of classroom enhancements from calculators, software, books, musical instruments, educational toys and games, and more! Some teachers use the award to arrange field trips for students that would not have occurred without Classroom Cash.

In order to maintain award levels that provide enough funding to make a real difference to students, the 2013 Classroom Cash program will be limited to teachers at elementary schools.

Classroom Cash award winners can expect to receive $150 - $200 for your classroom. Please provide an estimate for the expenses in your application.

The TwinStar Credit Union Education Committee is a group of credit union volunteers that oversees the direction and distribution of TwinStar’s Classroom Cash program. Their intention is to provide funding for items that impact classroom learning and to maintain a simple and efficient application process.

TwinStar Credit Union began more than 75 years ago as the Thurston County Teachers Credit Union. Although our name changed, we remain committed to actively supporting education. We’re pleased to offer this award program to the people at the core of TwinStar Credit Union – educators in our service areas.

We also offer scholarships for graduating high school students and others pursuing higher education.