Freedom Federal Credit Union’s Annual Golden Apple Educator Awards Now Open for Submissions


Harford and Baltimore County educators can seek funding for their school or community impact ideas through May 30

Freedom Federal Credit Union has announced its 2021 Golden Apple Annual Education Awards competition with $4,000 in prizes, and open to all Harford and Baltimore County School employees (public or private). Entrants must be a new or existing Freedom member to apply.

The essay competition is designed to recognize a Freedom member who is a Harford or Baltimore County school employee. Freedom is looking for the idea with the greatest impact on local students, classes, schools, and the local community.

Freedom offers four Annual Educator Awards of $2,000, $1,000, $500 and $500 to local education employees who may be a deserving teacher, school administrator or school support employee. Essay submissions need to answer at least one of the following questions:

1. What is your creative idea to benefit your students, your class or your school? If you win this award, how will you make it happen using the funds from this award?

2. Will you take a continuing education class or classes to improve your own education and expertise (be specific) and how will that improve learning by your students, your school, or the community?

3. Will you purchase supplies for your students, classroom or school, and how will that help improve learning by your students?

4. Will your idea, training, or purchase affect the overall community?

If yes, how so?

Interested applicants may complete an entry form available online.  Go to for the form. Completed entry forms must be submitted by the deadline date of May 30, 2021 to All entries will be reviewed by a panel of Freedom employees, volunteers and community partners. The winners will be announced by June 18, 2021.

About Freedom Federal Credit Union
Freedom Federal Credit Union is a community-chartered federal credit union offering consumer financial services to those who live, work, volunteer, worship, attend school, or have family in Harford or Baltimore County. Additionally, Freedom offers a full-line of banking services for all businesses, associations, and other organizations that are based in Harford or Baltimore County.  Freedom has been in business since 1953 and has five locations throughout Harford County. Visit Freedom online at

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