2017 Citadel Heart of Learning Award Nomination Period Now Open

EXTON, PA – Citadel has announced the nomination period for the 2017 Citadel Heart of Learning Award is now open.  Nominations will be accepted October 1 – December 31, 2016.  Chester County students, parents, and community members are encouraged to nominate a deserving teacher who goes above and beyond the call of duty.

The Citadel Heart of Learning Award was created in 2001 by Citadel and the Chester County Intermediate Unit. Now in its 16th year, the program honors and thanks teachers who show excellence in the classroom and have made a difference in the lives of students, their families, and the community. Thousands of nominations are submitted each year for teachers throughout Chester County.

“Every day teachers show tireless dedication to enhancing the lives of our students, and these nominations reaffirm that,” said Michael Schnably, Senior Vice-President at Citadel and Co-Chair for the Citadel Heart of Learning Award. “Teachers are an essential part of what makes our communities stronger, and we are proud to celebrate them with the Citadel Heart of Learning Award.”

Each year 15 finalists are selected from the nominations; one finalist from each of the 13 public school districts in Chester County, one from the Chester County Intermediate Unit, and one from a Chester County non-public school, which includes charter and home schools.  All finalists receive $500 to use in their classroom and are honored at the Citadel Heart of Learning Awards banquet in May. Three winners are selected from the 15 finalists – one high school, one middle school, and one elementary school teacher – and each receives an additional $1,500 to use in their classroom.

Schools with Heart

The top three schools that submit the most nominations will be awarded the Schools with Heart award from Citadel. Schools with Heart awards three cash prizes – first place, $1500; second place, $750; and third place, $500 – to be used for assemblies or events.

For more information, contest rules, and to submit teacher nominations, visit CitadelHeartofLearning.com.



Citadel provides banking, investments, and insurance services to more than 200,000 customers and 250 companies. At $3 billion in assets, it is one of the area’s largest locally owned financial institutions, proudly serving residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Citadel ranked first in the 2016 Callahan & Associates Return of the Member scoring index among all credit unions in the nation, and was named one of the best performing credit unions in the nation by SNL Financial. For more information, visit CitadelBanking.com.