At Meritus Credit Union, we love teachers! Educators are always looking for ways to expand their instruction and engage their students — but it can be expensive. That's why we are excited to offer the Meritus Credit Union Teacher Grants Program. 

Teacher Grants Program

Details: Funds received from this grant may go towards purchasing classroom materials, positive behavior incentives, classroom makeovers or other related items or projects to impact student success. Awards are paid directly to the schools for the educators. Grant recipients will be contacted and also announced on our website, Facebook and Instagram.

Eligibility: Applicants must be current teachers at schools located in Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martin or Vermilion parishes. Applicants do no need to bank with Meritus Credit Union to apply. Applicants are eligible to receive only one Meritus Credit Union grant award per school calendar year. 

Award: Ten (10) grants available; $250 each

Available: Fall 2024

Learn more: View the Meritus CU Teacher Grants Terms and Conditions for full program details and grant requirements.


What helps your application stand out?

A great application clearly defines:

  • Project goals and details
  • The timeline for implementation
  • The group of students whom the project will impact
  • Enhancements to student development
  • Financial need and budgeted use of funds




Fall 2023 Teacher Grant Recipients

Cherie Dvorak — Woodvale Elementary School  — Lafayette Parish


Paula Graffeo — J. Wallace James Elementary School  — Lafayette Parish


Kevin Hilbun — Scott Middle School — Lafayette Parish


Elizabeth Grossie — Lafayette Renaissance Charter High School — Lafayette Parish


Robin Hochkeppel — Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy — Lafayette Parish


Christy Deshotel — Jeanerette High School — Iberia Parish


Lisa Sedlitsky — Johnston-Hopkins Elementary School  — Iberia Parish


Casey Roberie — South Rayne Elementary School — Acadia Parish


Amber Arellano — Meaux Elementary School — Vermilion Parish


Mary Hernandez — Breaux Bridge Jr. High School — St. Martin Parish




Spring 2023 Teacher Grant Recipients

Alanna Guillot — Milton Elementary School — Lafayette Parish

Alanna Guillot - Milton Elementary School - Lafayette Parish


Celeste Stone — North Crowley Elementary School — Acadia Parish


Heather Ortego — North Vermilion Middle School — Vermilion Parish


Jessica Robichaux — Esterwood Elementary School — Acadia Parish


Jodi Dean — Broadmoor Elementary School — Lafayette Parish


Junius Cassamier — Belle Place Middle School — Iberia Parish


Leah Pesson — New Iberia Senior High — Iberia Parish


Michelle Fontenot — Judice Middle School — Lafayette Parish


Mike Karmath — Youngsville Middle School — Lafayette Parish


Monica Brown — Cecilia Primary — St. Martin Parish