About the My Teacher is ... Grant

This year’s word is resilient. If you looked up the word resilient [ ri•zil•yuhnt ] in the dictionary, there would be a picture of this teacher. Tell us how the teacher you’re nominating embodies the definition of resilience and they could be awarded one of LMCU’s $1,000 My Teacher is ... Grants.

This program recognizes teachers across Michigan and Florida by awarding 25 teachers a $1,000 grant. This grant can be used to help teachers purchase classroom supplies, aid in online learning, or anything that benefits the educational process.

Teachers can be nominated by students, parents, other teachers, community members, or administrators. Because this program’s purpose is to recognize the contributions of Michigan and Florida classroom teachers, staff members whose assignments are administrative or supervisory are not eligible.


Questions?

Click on the tabs above for further details, or email CommunityRelations@LMCU.org (subject: My Teacher is ... Grant)

Who is eligible?

All nominees must be a resident of Michigan or Florida. LMCU employees, immediate family members of LMCU employees, directors, or officers are not eligible to win.

Eligibility is limited to teachers who have a responsibility for a classroom. All nominated teachers must be a Pre-K through 12th grade classroom teacher who plans to continue teaching in their current or similar capacity for a minimum of 50% full time during the 2020-2021 school.

Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Teachers can be nominated by students, parents, other teachers, community members, or administrators. Because the program's purpose is to recognize the contributions of Michigan and Florida classroom teachers, staff members whose assignments are administrative or supervisory are not eligible.

Award Info

The My Teacher is ... Grant will award 25 teachers $1,000 each in the form of a grant. The winning teachers will be announced in December on the LMCU website.

This grant can be used to help teachers purchase classroom supplies, aid in online learning, or anything that benefits the educational process. If a tax liability arises, it will be the sole responsibility of the recipient.

Lake Michigan Credit Union shall maintain records, administer and provide all necessary staffing for the My Teacher is… Grant, including the review committees. Lake Michigan Credit Union will provide the Board of Directors with a written report, detailing all awards.

Format/Guidelines

In 500 words or less, describe how this teacher embodies resilience.

  • Nomination must be typed and double spaced
  • Nomination must be saved as a Microsoft Word document (.docx) or Adobe Acrobat PDF (.pdf)

How are winners selected?

Winners of the My Teacher is ... Grant will be selected by an internal committee at Lake Michigan Credit Union.

All nomination forms are submitted to the reviewers with no identifying information so the name of the nominator is not visible.

The explanation and information provided regarding how the teacher embodies the selected word is the review committee's principal determining factor when selecting grant recipients. Grant recipients will be selected without regard to their race, religion, or gender.


Modification or elimination of program
Lake Michigan Credit Union reserves the right to modify or eliminate the My Teacher is… Grant program at any time without notice. Not withstanding the foregoing, any award due and payable under the program prior to such modification or elimination shall continue to be payable according to the program’s terms in effect at the time Lake Michigan Credit Union made the grant. All entries shall become the property of Lake Michigan Credit Union. The $1,000 grants may be subject to tax. LMCU is required to issue 1099 forms for all recipients of the LMCU My Teacher is… Grants.