Mountain America Credit Union Awarded Over $16,000 to Outstanding Educators
January 4, 2024
Mountain America Credit Union, based in Sandy, Utah, recently announced the recipients of its annual Educator Grants program for the 2023–2024 school year. These grants will fund projects that vary in nature, from hands-on integrated science supplies to hand-made electric guitars, social skills curriculum resources, and more.
Through the program, Mountain America awards up to $20,000 each year for K12 classroom learning projects. To be eligible, the receiving schools must be located within the credit union’s six-state footprint of Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Montana, Nevada, and New Mexico.
Since 2016, Mountain America has awarded more than 70 grants to teachers and school leaders to support classroom learning. Educators are encouraged to apply for projects that support classroom learning.
“We are excited to announce the recipients of the Mountain America Credit Union Educator Grant program,” said Senior Vice President of Public Relations and Organizational Communications at Mountain America Sharlene Wells. “This endeavor exemplifies our commitment to empowering the dedicated educators who shape the future of our communities.”
Recipients this year included John Goodman, from Bridger Elementary School in Logan, Utah, who began a weekly activity teaching about different countries and languages represented within the school; Mark Waterhouse of Gem State Adventist Academy in Caldwell, Idaho, who helped his math students build their own electric guitars, and Angelica Abbey, from Frye Elementary School in Chandler, Arizona, who requested funds for high interest, low level (hi-lo) books to help alleviate the wide range of reading levels among her sixth-grade students.
For the past eight years, Mountain America Credit Union has awarded grants to support learning-based projects in K12 classrooms. For this school year, Mountain America awarded 11 grants, up to $2,000 each.