Teachers Mutual Bank founded by teachers for teachers has a longstanding commitment to supporting the education community. As the bank approaches its 50th anniversary in September this year, the commitment is stronger than ever. As a partner of the Independent Education Union, Teachers Mutual Bank offers a range of scholarships and programs to support both individual teachers as well as schools.
The Future Teachers Scholarship provides financial assistance to university students studying education who are facing financial challenges and since its inception the bank have awarded over $200,000 in grants to more than 60 education students around the country.
Applications for the next round of scholarships open in September and offer a great opportunity for student teachers to apply for financial support. Keep an eye out for more information in the coming months.
Alongside a range of other programs such as the NSW Premier’s Teachers Mutual Bank New and Emerging Technologies Scholarship, the WA Education Awards and supporting School Sport in the ACT, the bank has awarded grants to over 150 schools through the Teachers Environment Fund.
The Teachers Environment Fund is designed to promote sustainable living, while reducing our own environmental footprint. The Fund provides grants for primary and secondary schools with smart ideas for environmental projects. Since the launch of the Fund the bank has provided almost $400,000 to over 150 schools around the country.
The bank’s commitment to supporting the education community through these types of initiatives and its focus on delivering a great service for its members has been recognised with a number of awards. The bank was named ‘Bank of Year 2015’ by Roy Morgan for customer satisfaction and is one of only five banks around the world to be recognised as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
To find out more about Teachers Mutual Bank and its support for the education community visit tmbank.com.au