Classroom Improvement Grants

As school districts continue to experience budget cuts, educators search for new and creative means to fund projects and programs in jeopardy of being eliminated.  Committed to students and the educators dedicated to their success, TBA Credit Union is proud to offer Classroom Improvement Grants.

Applicants are selected for funding based on how many students benefit from the request, how the request relates to classroom instruction and how funding will impact the future of students.


  • All applicants will be notified within two weeks.
  • To allow a range of educators to benefit from the grant program, schools who have not received a grant in the last two years will be given first consideration.
  • Recipients who fail to arrange a grant presentation within two months of notification forfeit the award and will need to resubmit an application for consideration.

Previous Grant Recipients


Debbie Heitzman | St. Mary School – Lake Leelanau

Erika Corcoran | Birch Street Elementary

Rebecca Huggard | Willow Hill Elementary 

Kristina Williams | Kalkaska Middle School

Kip Knight | Lakeland Elementary School


Jennifer Gretzmacher | Glen Lake Elementary School

Maria Elshaw | Immaculate Conception Elementary

Kristin Sulecki | Silver Lake & Westwoods Elementary

Alicia Richards | Traverse City West Middle School

Jenny Walter | Traverse Heights Elementary

Janine Winkler | Immaculate Conception Elementary

Patty Roussety   |   Kingsley Elementary

Kris Galoci   |   Greenspire School 

Doug Gle   |   Traverse City Central High School


Kelly Vujea   |   Cherry Knoll Elementary

Megan Neizgoda   |   Long Lake Elementary

Michael Wilson   |   TC West Senior High

Chris Vaughan   |   St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School

Tanya Hendges- Courtade Elementary

Michelle Lazar   |   Grand Traverse Academy

Sonya Neal   |   Old Mission Peninsula School

Sandy Jansen   |   Elk Rapids High School

Eric Ranke   |   TC West Senior High