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. Our Investing in Education grant assists 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.

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See how this Kaimuki High School teacher’s dream for a school garden blossomed into hands-on learning opportunities for her students thanks to an Investing in Education teacher grant.

Congratulations to Our 2024 Grant Recipients!

Kathryn A.
Kahaluu Elementary School

Kayla A.
Waipahu Elementary School

Eric B.
Wahiawa Middle School

Marissa B.
Hokulani Elementary School

Luca B.
Nanakuli High & Intermediate School

Markie B.
Leihoku Elementary School

Mary B.
Leihoku Elementary School

Karen C.
Ewa Beach Elementary School

Reina C.
Kalihi-Waena Elementary School

Mei Yee C.
Moanalua High School

Nicole C.
Lehua Elementary School

Kehaulani D.
Nanakuli High & Intermediate School

Matthew D.
Nanakuli High & Intermediate School

Janice D.
Moanalua High School

Joanne D.
August Ahrens Elementary School

Leanne D.
Makawao Elementary School

Phillippe F.
Halau Ku Mana – PCS

Laurie F.
Kahuku Elementary School

William G.
Leilehua High School

Xiaochen G.
Aliiolani Elementary School

Lauren G.
Leihoku Elementary School

Corey G.
Makawao Elementary School

Tammy H.
Waikiki Elementary School

Lhaneza I.
Kanoelani Elementary School

Deanna K.
Honokaa High & Intermediate School

Patti K.
Red Hill Elementary School

An’Gelle K.
Nanakuli High & Intermediate School

Kelly K.
Moanalua High School

Michelle K.
King Kekaulike High School

Adam K.
Moanalua High School

Howard K.
Roosevelt High School

Kaley K.
Holomua Elementary School

Leimana K.
Waihee Elementary School

Deanna K.
Nanakuli Elementary School

Matyas K.
Moanalua Middle School

Samantha K.
Kaimuki Middle School

Jennifer K.
Mililani High School

Dan L.
Kaiser High School

Jennifer L.
Haleiwa Elementary School

Kapuakuliaepilimaeole L.
Waikele Elementary School

Andrew L.
Moanalua High School

Lynette L.
Kaimuki High School

Aimee M.
Ewa Makai Middle School

Ehren M.
Aliamanu Middle School

Joseph M.
Moanalua High School

Tui M.
Kalani High School

Alvin M.
Kamakahelei Middle School

Dave M.
Mililani Mauka Elementary School

Nikki M.
Waiahole Elementary School

Ruth Jane N.
Roosevelt High School

Kyle N.
Moanalua High School

Bao N.
Mililani Uka Elementary School

Stacey N.
Iao Intermediate School

Kylie N.
Ewa Beach Elementary School

Jennika O.
Kainalu Elementary School

Joy O.
Moanalua High School

Marissa Ann P.
Kaala Elementary School

Kelly P.
Kalihi-Waena Elementary School

Janine P.
Holomua Elementary School

Kristel P.
Waihee Elementary School

Kaunanga P.
Laie Elementary School

Grace R.
Lehua Elementary School

Magnolia R.
Barbers Point Elementary School

Wileen R.
Puu Kukui Elementary School

Kaui S.
Holomua Elementary School

Kaitlyn S.
Lahainaluna High School

Brian S.
Waialae Elementary School – PCS

Jeremy S.
Kapolei High School

Heidi S.
Holomua Elementary School

Maya S.
Castle High School

John T.
Kalakaua Middle School

Kelly T.
Holomua Elementary School

Kevin T.
Leilehua High School

Matthew T.
Kaimuki Middle School

Theresa T.
Moanalua High School

Shannen W.
Kalihi-Waena Elementary School

Matthew Y.
Campbell High School

Dawn Y.
Pearl City Highlands Elementary

Ashley Y.
Kalani High School

Alison Y.
Waikele Elementary School

Jaydeen Y.
Haleiwa Elementary School

Caroline Y.
Mililani Middle School

Eligibility and Requirements to Apply


•  Applicant must be a member of Hawaii State FCU

•  Applicant must be currently employed in the State of Hawaii as a public school classroom teacher

•  Application submissions are limited to one per teacher, per calendar year

•  Recipients will be selected based on their essay submissions

•  Applications will be reviewed in the order that they are received


Teachers are required to answer these questions (500 character limit per answer):

•  What are your classroom needs and why aren’t there existing funds to obtain them?

•  What is your overall goal for these funds and how will it improve student learning?

•  How are these funds being used as a part of a critical need in order to deliver instruction?

•  Teachers must also provide detailed information on the items to be purchased and their costs. Include tax and shipping in your estimate.

Please check back periodically for information on future programs.


Please email Sandra “Bunny” Tanaka at with any questions about the Investing in Education Grant Program or credit union membership eligibility.

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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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