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Congratulations to our Winter 2023 Winners!

Anna Drake-Kotz - Arbor Hills Jr. High

Meghan Thieman - Ottawa Hills Jr. High

Jennifer Ohms - St. Pius X School

Megan Melnyk - Anthony Wayne Jr. High

Wendy Lang - Navarre Elementary 

Maxwell Trombley - Airport High School

Jennifer Whitelaw - Airport High School

Jenny Francisco - Wagar Middle School

Joshua Giles - Bedford Jr. High

Deb Rogaliner - Jackman Road Elementary

Kelsey Aldrich - Clear Fork Middle School

Stephanie Bistline - Mifflin Elementary

Melanie Stilson - Lexington Middle School

Gina Bunker - Sherman Elementary and Malabar Intermediate

Scott Rimer - Tuscarawas Central Catholic J/S High School

Winter Application Period Closed!

At Directions Credit Union, we are not only dedicated to improving the lives of our members, but of all those people like you that make our communities strong through education. We realize that more often than not, teachers use their own funds to supply their classrooms with the necessary tools to teach their students.

To show our support, Directions will donate a total of up to $15,000 in Classroom Grants during the 2022-2023 school year. The individual grants will provide up to $500 each to be used for a variety of projects.

Only one grant awarded per person for each entry period.

This grant program is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to laws related to eligibility to receive grant awards. The winner must also comply with their employer’s rules, regulations and policies on accepting grant awards. Directions Credit Union reserves the right to not award any grant if they feel none of the entries are voted to be worthy. Eligibility includes K-12 educators who work for public, private or charter schools in the Directions field of membership, which includes schools in Ashland, Crawford, Fulton, Huron, Knox, Lucas, Richland, Tuscarawas, Wayne, Wood, Monroe (MI), Lenawee (MI).
Official Contest Rules
Pile of school books

We are interested in contest entries that will provide an impactful solution to the challenges educators face each day. The individual grants will provide up to $500 each to be used for a variety of projects and materials including, but not limited to:

  • Books
  • Software
  • Math Munipulatives
  • Art Supplies
  • Audio-Visual Equipment
  • Lab Materials
With any questions or concerns, please contact:

Jenni Paramore, Community Outreach Education Manager CCUFC
[email protected]



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