Since 1932, Firstmark has been a passionate champion of the education community. Education is engrained in our roots, our membership, and our commitment to our communities. We were chartered as the San Antonio Teachers Credit Union by and for educators.

Because we know our educators and all that they personally sacrifice and invest, to meet our scholars’ needs, it is our privilege to offer Firstmark Educator Grants to eligible members. For the 2021-2022 school year, Firstmark will distribute $7,500 to winning grant recipients – that’s 15 grants at $500 each.

The application is open from September 13, 2021 – October 29, 2021. Firstmark Educator Grant recipients will be announced on November 15, 2021.

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 is open from September 13 through October 29. After the applications are reviewed, all grant recipients will be announced on November 15, 2021. 

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 September 13 - October 29, 2021. All applications will be reviewed by the Firstmark Educator Grant Committee. If selected to receive a Firstmark Educator Grant of $500, I commit to using the funds for the proposed project. Further, I understand that if selected, a Firstmark representative will coordinate a date and time for the grant presentation (which includes photography). I acknowledge and agree to the use of my name, photos, and project ideas by Firstmark Credit Union and its affiliate Foundation for the purposes of website, newsletter, social media, and other marketing channels in recognition of this award and the ongoing member-supported work of the Foundation.


A total of 15 grants will be awarded over the 2021-2022 school year. Grant recipients from previous school years are eligible to apply. You may only receive one grant during the school year.

Meet the 2020 - 2021 Grant Recipients

Meet the 2019 -2020 Grant Recipients