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Grants for Teachers

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We recognize and appreciate the extraordinary effort and sacrifice Hawaii’s public school teachers provide to our community.

That’s why we created our Investing in Education Grant Program to assist teachers in the State of Hawaii Department of Education to obtain much-needed supplies, books, furniture, electronics, equipment and other basic necessities for their classrooms.

We are now accepting applications until June 30, 2021.

Grants up to $500 will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis

Let’s Get Started!

Complete Your Application in a Few Simple Steps:

•  Create an account by signing into the portal below

•  Complete and submit the application form

•  Send your principal a notice to complete and validate the Request for Verification of Employment form online

•  Once your forms are submitted you may check back to review your status


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Hear How Miki Cacace, Stem Teacher at Ewa Makai Middle School, Used Her Grant to Purchase Coding Kits for Her Students

Investing in Education Grant Program FAQs

Applicants must be a member of Hawaii State FCU and be currently employed in the Hawaii State Department of Education as a classroom teacher.

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You may submit your application online from now until June 30, 2021.

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Teachers will be required to submit essays of 500 words or less explaining the need(s) in the classroom, how the grant money will assist in student learning and provide details on items to be purchased and their cost.

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Recipients will be selected based on their essay submissions. Applications will be reviewed in the order that they are received.

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Approximately 80, however the exact number will be determined by the amount of grant money requested in individual applications and the number of applications received.

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Please call (808) 421-8720 with any questions about the Investing in Education Grant Program or credit union membership eligibility.

Congratulations to Our 2020 Recipients!

Sean Abe
Jarrett Middle School

Bridget S. Agor-Choo
Kapolei Middle School

Kathryn Maki Alba
Kahaluu Elementary School

Jolie Alonzo
Waiau Elementary School

April Joy M. Apana
Admiral Chester Nimitz Elementary School

Tai Baird
Kahului Elementary School

Luca Barcenilla
Nanakuli High and Intermediate School

Monica Belding
James Campbell High School

Eric Bott
President William McKinley High School

Shirley Bringas
Kalihi Waena Elementary School

Ashley “Makana” Cabanas
Lihikai Elementary School

Chantale Cacho
Mauka Lani Elementary School

Tanya Casil
Pearl Harbor Elementary School

Shelly Cassler
King Kaumualii Elementary School

Lisa Lehuanani Chang
Hauula Elementary School

Grace Chen-Ellis
Molokai High School

Kayla Chinen
Waipahu Elementary School

Miriam Chun
Helemano Elementary School

Toni-Ann Domingo-Oka
Maili Elementary School

Melissa D.S. Ferreira
Kapolei High School

Laurie Waite Flores
Hauula Elementary School

Andrea-Li LSMA Fukuda
Keoneula Elementary School

Alina Gutierrez
Mauka Lani Elementary School

Molly Hagmann
King David Kalakaua Middle School

Jared B. Haiola
Haleiwa Elementary School

Lianne S. Hoshino
Waikele Elementary School

Jessica LeAnne Huggins
James B. Castle High School

Shariann Ikeda
Kailua High School

Lynne Johnson
Maunawili Elementary School

Tiare A. Kaialau
Leihoku Elementary School

Cory Ann Kaimuloa
Kipapa Elementary School

GloryAnn Kama
Mililani Middle School

Kaley Kanbara
Holomua Elementary School

Florence Kawamura
Ala Wai Elementary School

Dean Kira
Waipahu High School

Ivy Y. Kitamura
Kaimuki High School

Cassandra Koja
Ewa Beach Elementary School

Samantha Kumagai
Kaimuki Middle School

Glenn S.B. Lee
Waialua High and Intermediate School

Kelli Miike-Lee
Kaimuki Middle School

Natalie Lee
Kalihi Waena Elementary School

Kapuakuliaepilimaeole A.M. Lehano
Waikele Elementary School

Krystin Maruishi
Webling Elementary School

Ryan Matsumoto
Kapolei High School

Christy Matsushige
King Kaumualii Elementary School

Marsha Miyata
Kawananakoa Middle School

Tui Moe
Kaimuki High School

Lisa Ann Y. Morisako
Waialua High and Intermediate School

Brandie Munechika
Waialua High and Intermediate School

Alison Nakamatsu
Manoa Elementary School

Deseret Nau
Kipapa Elementary School

Jennifer Noblado
Kalihi Kai Elementary School

Lordell Kaoi Nuuanu
Ke Kula Kaiapuni O Anuenue

Ann Pang
James Campbell High School

Jaylin K.T. Petersen
Aiea High School

Taylor Phelps
Ilima Intermediate School

Melanie A. Pokakaa
Waianae Elementary School

Kanoelani Rillamas
Ka‘a‘awa Elementary School

Angela Rivero
Pearl Harbor Elementary School

Tilana Roberts
Molokai High School

Renee A. Romerdahl
Kihei Elementary School

Kaui Samson-Chong
Holomua Elementary School

Gayla Sasaki
Leilehua High School

Alyssa Shon
Palisades Elementary School

Vanessa Souki
Kalaheo High School

Holly A. Sullivan
Kalihi Waena Elementary School

Michael Takeda
Ewa Beach Elementary School

Dayle M. Tamagawa
Helemano Elementary School

Janell Tanabe
Koko Head Elementary School

Leeah M. Tano
Red Hill Elementary School

Sherry Tenn
Waipahu High School

JoAnn H. Terashima
Mililani High School

Sarah Tiffin
Kalihi Kai Elementary School

Geraldine Tokumoto
Palisades Elementary School

Kim Tom
Leilehua High School

Jeffrey Uyeda
Pearl City High School

Haley van Weemen van Noord
Lahaina Intermediate School

Deysha Victorine
Kaneohe Elementary School

Jennifer Wada-Goode
Wheeler Middle School

Seth Weddle
Kapolei High School

Leilani Yamauchi
Waihe‘e Elementary School

Shirley M. Yamauchi
Kapolei Middle School

Alison Yogi
Waikele Elementary School

Jaydeen Yonekura
Hale‘iwa Elementary School

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Grants & Scholarships

Hawaii State FCU has already awarded more than half a million dollars in scholarships since 1996. Recipients each receive $5,000 to be used toward a university, college or trade/vocational school.

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It’s important to recognize and appreciate everything our Hawaii teachers do for our kids. That’s why we created the Investing in Education Grant. The money can be used to buy classroom supplies, books, electronics and more.

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* Grant recipients will be selected based on their essay submissions. The dollar value of each grant will vary between $200 and $500 and will be determined based on individual need. To be eligible for the Investing in Education Grant, the applicant must be both a classroom teacher in the Department of Education and a member of Hawaii State Federal Credit Union. Grant funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Application submissions are limited to one per teacher, per calendar year. All applications and essays must be submitted no later than 6/30/2021.

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