At Meritus Credit Union we love teachers! We know that great teachers are always looking for ways to expand their instruction and engage their students — but it can be expensive. That's why we are very excited to offer five $250 teacher classroom grants every month beginning in September 2017 and continuing through May 2018. Grants will be awarded to teaching staff in Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martin, and Vermilion Parishes and will assist teachers with classroom needs during the school year.

Eligible teachers may apply by filling out the form below or print and mail to 515 Guilbeau Road, Lafayette, LA 70506. Applications are due by the last business day of each month and award winners will be announced by the 5th business day of the following month on our website and Facebook page.


September Recipients

  • Acadia Parish: Lyle Guidry, Church Point High School
  • Iberia Parish: Braylyn Rush, Johnston Hopkins Elementary
  • Lafayette Parish: Shonna Cormier, Edward J. Sam Accelerated School of Lafayette
  • Martin Parish: Kim Juillot, St. Martin Parish Early Learning Center
  • Vermilion Parish: Ashley Veillon, Cecil Picard Elementary

October Recipients

  • Acadia Parish: Ashley Theriot, South Crowley Elementary
  • Iberia Parish: Khelli Comeaux, Iberia Middle School
  • Lafayette Parish: Jessica Dugas, Alice Boucher Elementary
  • Martin Parish: Layla Fontenot, Breaux Bridge High School
  • Vermilion Parish: Jema Cedillo, Eaton Park Elementary

November Recipients

  • Acadia Parish: Margaret Smith, Ross Elementary
  • Iberia Parish: Leah Reaux, Daspit Elementary
  • Lafayette Parish: Constance Robinson, Northside High School
  • St. Martin parish: Chelsea Mouton, Cecilia Primary School
  • Vermilion Parish: Elizabeth Haynes, LeBlanc Elementary

December Recipients

  • Acadia Parish: Joni Smith, Ross Elementary School
  • Iberia Parish: Tori Moss, Caneview Elementary School
  • Lafayette Parish: Danielle Cole, Acadian Middle School
  • St. Martin Parish:Todd Angelle, Breaux Bridge High School
  • Vermilion Parish: Laura Couvillon, Vermilion Catholic High School

January Recipients

  • Acadia Parish: Dianna Faulk, Church Point Elementary School
  • Iberia Parish: Angela Miller, Johnston Hopkins Elementary School
  • Lafayette Parish: Kristy Strum, Edgar Martin Middle School
  • Lafayette Parish: Margarita Farrell, Paul Breaux Middle School
  • St. Martin Parish: Aleasha Mallery, St. Martinville Jr. High School 

February Recipients

  • Acadia Parish: Mary Gossen, Mire Elementary School
  • Iberia Parish: Lyndi Landry, Dodson Elementary School
  • Lafayette Parish: Rebecca Wall, Plantation Elementary School
  • St. Martin Parish: Nina Judice, Breaux Bridge Primary School
  • St. Martin Parish: Rebecca Clark, Parks Middle School


  • OK Name is required
  • OK Phone is required
  • OK Which parish do you teach in? is required
  • OK School Name is required
  • OK Tell us how you would use the $250 is required
  • OK How many students would this grant potentially impact? is required
  • Are you a member of Meritus Credit Union?

    OK Are you a member of Meritus Credit Union? is required
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