MIDLAND - Midland teachers got the surprise of their lives on Thursday.
15 local teachers received big money after they applied for grants and won.
There's two separate grants.
The Grants for Great Ideas had teachers submit project ideas and the Grants for Great Minds was allotted to teachers looking to continue their education.
Each teacher was surprised with checks in their classrooms.
Over $100,000 was given to the 15 teachers.
The funding will impact over 13,000 students.