Classroom Cash

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 or counselor
  • For school classes (K-6)
  • Complete all contact information requested on the application
  • Describe how you would use the awards funds
  • Submit application no later than October 31

Applications are accepted between September 1 and October 31 each year. Recipients are notified by December 31. Applications are made available on our website only. We no longer mail copies to each of the elementary school principals in all of the school districts in areas where we have branches.

In 2016, 230 teachers received a Classroom Cash award. Classroom Cash awards were distributed to each county in TwinStar Credit Union’s service area - from Tacoma 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 2017-2018 Classroom Cash program will be limited to teachers teaching K through 6th grade.

Classroom Cash award winners can expect to receive $125 - $150 for your classroom. Please provide an estimate for the expenses in your application.

The TwinStar Credit Union Scholarship 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 79 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.