Last year U.S. Cellular funded $1.1 million in classroom requests at DonorsChoose.org as part of their Calling All Teachers campaign, and this year they’re at it again! Starting in September, $1 million in funding will be provided to projects across 25 states thanks to U.S. Cellular’s supreme generosity; teachers can prepare for this spectacular event now by registering as a "U.S. Cellular Teacher." They must select the “U.S. Cellular Teacher” affiliation and must submit a new project between August 1 and September 15 to have their project(s) considered, but this doesn’t guarantee funding. Projects will be hand-picked for funding at the discretion of U.S. Cellular in the fall.Here’s how to sign up as a U.S. Cellular Teacher
- Sign into your teacher account at DonorsChoose.org or create one if you’re a first-timer.
- On your main account page, click “update affiliations” (or if you’re creating a new account, you’ll have the option to choose your Teacher Affiliations during the process).
- Scroll down and check the box marked “U.S. Cellular Teacher,” then click the “Next” button at the bottom of the page.
- On the next screen, click “I agree” and you’ll return to your main account page (or if you’re creating a new account, you’ll move forward in the registration process). Now you are classified as a “U.S. Cellular Teacher” and in the fall any projects you have posted will be considered for U.S. Cellular funding.
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