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Student & Educator Support

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Creative Educator Grants

Designed to fund creative classroom ideas that don’t have the funds to get off the ground, our Creative Educator Grants have brought hundreds of classroom projects to life. If you’re an educator with an idea for a classroom project, we can’t wait to hear about it.  

  • Grants up to $2,500. 
  • Eligible to all K-12 educators at schools in 27 Oregon counties SELCO serves. 
Girl sitting in a classroom that received a SELCO classroom makeover grant.

Classroom Makeovers

We want to help educators inspire the love of learning—and that begins with the classroom space. Starting this year, we’re awarding up to $45,000 annually to revamp classrooms across the state. What do we mean by “classroom”? Anywhere where learning takes place, whether in a traditional classroom, library, or gymnasium, or outdoor space.

  • Funding 3 projects, up to $15,000 each.  
  • Eligible to all K-12 educators across the 27 Oregon counties SELCO serves.  
SELCO Community Credit Union scholarship recipient Natafira Portrait

SELCO Scholarships

SELCO started its scholarship program in 1991 as an important component of our mission to help members reach their financial and educational goals. Starting with the 2024 application period (February 1–March 31) we've increased all scholarship amounts and expanding eligibility to vocational, continuing, and nontraditional students.  

  • 20 scholarships of $3,500 for eligible students pursuing their educational goals.  
  • $7,500 scholarship in honor of longtime educator/SELCO board member Richard Metzler.  

SELCO Scholarship Spotlight: Meet Kaitlin

Kaitlin, a 2023 SELCO Scholarship recipient, has big goals and a plan to get there. Learn more about her educational journey!