Arvest Bank this week announced plans to award $78,5000 in teacher grants this fall.
The grants will be awarded to teachers in the communities Arvest serves including Fayetteville as part of the bank’s annual ‘We Love Teachers’ campaign. A total of 157 $500 grants will be awarded next month.
From the announcement:
The decision to award 157 $500 gifts to individual teachers was made not only out of respect and appreciation for the work teachers do, but as a sign of support at a time when they face exceptional challenges. All prizes will go to teachers who work at state-funded schools and are to be used for classroom needs.
The community can nominate a local teacher on the Arvest Facebook page during the week of Oct. 5-11 via a nomination form to be posted on the page that week.
“Maybe more than ever, Arvest values the critical roles teachers play not just for our children, but our collective future,” said Donny Story, president for Arvest in Fayetteville. “For almost 60 years, commitment to community has been a cornerstone of the Arvest culture, and it is our pleasure to further that commitment by recognizing some of the teachers who make our communities better. We trust these awards reflect our gratitude not just to the winners of the prizes, but all of our educators.”
In the four-year history of the “We Love Teachers” campaign, Arvest has awarded a total of $167,000 to more than 330 teachers.
For more information about the campaign, visit Arvest’s Facebook page.