For more than 85 years, Firstmark has been a constant champion of the education community. After all, our own story began at Fox Tech High School where ten teachers signed a charter to form the San Antonio Teachers Credit Union.

We understand the challenges teachers face each year. The cost of supplying classroom needs can be overwhelming to both new and veteran educators. It is our privilege to offer Firstmark Educator Grants to eligible members. For the 2020-2021 school year. Firstmark will distribute $7,500 to winning grant recipients – that’s 15 grants at $500 each.

The application deadline is the final day of each month from August through April.

Apply for a $500 Educator Grant
  1. Describe your project idea
  2. State your goals for your project
  3. Submit your application

Application Deadline
The application deadline is the final day of every month.

Eligibility.
To be eligible for a Firstmark Educator Grant, you must be a Credit Union member in good standing and an educator (teacher, librarian, counselor, etc.) in grades K through 12 (public, charter or private school). If you are not currently a member, we invite you to join online or at any of our financial centers.

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Winner Selection and Notification

Applications will be accepted August, 2020 through April 2021. All applications will be reviewed by the Firstmark Educator Grant Committee. If you are selected to receive a grant, a Firstmark representative will schedule a day and time to visit your campus, present your award and grant, and take your photograph. Winners’ names, photos, and project ideas may be published via the Firstmark Credit Union website, newsletter, social media, and other marketing channels.

Please note.
A total of 15 grants will be awarded over the 2020-2021 school year. You are welcome to apply each month. Winners from previous school years are eligible to apply. You may only receive one grant during the school year.

Only one application is allowed per applicant. If a second application is submitted in the same yearly award cycle, it will REPLACE the existing application in that same cycle.

Grant Winners