FORUM Announces 2023/2024 Educator Grant Recipients

FORUM Credit Union is pleased to announce that the FORUM Foundation has awarded $24,872 to 15 educators throughout central Indiana for the 2023-2024 school year.

The Foundation was created in 2014 to strengthen the communities FORUM serves by enhancing educational opportunities through both collegiate scholarships and educator grants. Grants may be used for any direct classroom expenses, including, but not limited to, supplies needed to fund a project for the classroom, basic classroom materials, supplemental items to enhance classroom learning, or an experience to enrich educational involvement.

Since 2014, the FORUM Foundation has awarded over $250,000 in grants to more than 160 schools throughout central Indiana, helping nearly 49,810 students. This year, the Foundation received applications from 184 educators requesting over $325,000 for educational tools from several disciplines including STEM, literacy, art, music, and physical education.

The recipients of the 2023-2024 FORUM Foundation educator grants are:
Melinda Anderson, Lowell Elementary School; Cassie Brooks, Brownsburg West Middle School; Courtney Chamberlin, North Elementary School, Molly Coffman, New Britton Elementary School; Amanda Cornet, Fishers Junior High School; Lauren Graham, Lawrence Central High School; Karen Gropp, Deer Creek Elementary School; Lori Hippensteel, Hamilton Heights High School; Ashley Jones, Center Grove High School; Jared Mackey, Plainfield High School; Kathryn McKinney, Bridgeport Elementary School; Andrea Nobbe, Thompson Crossing Elementary School; Alisha Owens, Whiteland Community High School; Tabatha Ramsey, Herron High School; Beth VanSlyke, North Salem Elementary School.

To see a full list of recipients and the projects funded, visit Applications for next year’s educator grants will open in June 2024. Additionally, collegiate scholarship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are currently open through January 31, 2024. More information about the Foundation can be found at


Founded in 1941, FORUM Credit Union serves individuals, families, and businesses in the state of Indiana with a full suite of financial services including home mortgages, auto loans, personal checking, credit cards, youth accounts, business checking, commercial lending, insurance services, health savings accounts, and investment planning. FORUM’s mission, Helping Members Live Their Financial Dreams, is reflected as FORUM strives to help members achieve their goals in all aspects of their financial lives. Convenient branches are located throughout central Indiana and members have online access from anywhere. To learn more about FORUM, visit and follow us on social media.

Media Contact:

Kristi Lowell

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