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 public school classroom teachers in the State of Hawaii to obtain much-needed supplies, books, furniture, electronics, equipment and other basic necessities for their classrooms.

We are now accepting applications until October 31, 2020.

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 State of Hawaii as a public school classroom teacher.

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You may submit your application online from now until October 31, 2020.

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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) 447-8070 with any questions about the Investing in Education Grant Program or credit union membership eligibility.

Congratulations to Our 2019 Recipients!

Leilani Abafo
Maui High School

Cindy Abe
Leilehua High School

Dancette Ah Lee Sam
Waialua Elementary School

Tandi Aiona
Shafter Elementary School

Akenese Atonio-Figueroa
Leilehua High School

Janet Bagby
Ewa Makai Middle School

Tai Baird
Pa‘ia Elementary School

Ciara Mariel Batulan
Kapolei Middle School

Mary Bonnetty
Queen Kaahumanu Elementary School

Chantale Cacho
Mauka Lani Elementary School

Tricia Calhoon
Lahaina Intermediate School

Tanya Casil
Pearl Harbor Elementary School

Kimberly Celebre
Leilehua High School

Noelani Chang
Noelani Elementary School

Deanna Choy
Waianae Elementary School

Karine De Lima
Keolu Elementary School

Kehaulani Deboma
Nanakuli High and Intermediate School

Matthew Deeley
Nanakuli High and Intermediate School

Leanne Dunn
Makawao Elementary School

Nicole Escudero
Kapolei Elementary School

Laurie Faure
Kauluwela Elementary School

Jen Fordyce
Hawai‘i Technology Academy – Wailuku Campus (public charter school)

Keisha Funaki
Laie Elementary School

Phillippe Galicinao
Halau Ku Mana New Century Public Charter School

Maile Getzen
Kihei Charter

Tino Gonsalves
Kapolei Middle School

Tyron Hamamoto
James Campbell High School

Laura Harada
James Campbell High School

Roberta Harris
Pahoa High and Intermediate School

Danielle Hipol
Lehua Elementary School

Nicole Honda
Waipahu Intermediate School

Robert Hu
Keolu Elementary School

Dina Hussey
Aliamanu Elementary School

Lhaneza Ichiki
Kanoelani Elementary School

Shari Inter
Kapunahala Elementary School

Deanna Kackley
Honokaa High and Intermediate School

Lori Kajiyama
Kapalama Elementary School

Karly Kanehiro
James Campbell High School

David Kaniaupio III
Nanakuli High and Intermediate School

Mitchell Kimura
Kalani High School

Rayna Kinoshita
Pearl Harbor Elementary School

Blaise Kise
Kohala High School

Robynne Klein
Kalani High School

Tracie Kuniyuki
Mountain View School

Jennifer Kuwahara
Mililani High School

Glenn Lee
Waialua High and Intermediate School

Shellie Maize
Shafter Elementary School

Jorell Manoa
Makaha Elementary School

Heidi Mathison
Maui High School

Aimee Matsuura
Ewa Makai Middle School

Nicole Mikes
Nanakuli High and Intermediate School

Erin Murakami
Ewa Elementary School

Lori Ann Muraoka
August Ahrens Elementary School

Lori Nakamoto
Kapolei High School

Cesceli Nakamura
Waipahu High School

Erin Nakano
Lanai High and Elementary School

Wendy Nakayama
Kanoelani Elementary School

Whitney Nguyen
John H. Wilson Elementary School

Kylie Nishino
Mauka Lani Elementary School

Melissa Novikoff
Halau Ku Mana Private Charter School

Matthew Obrien
Lahainaluna High School

Abigale Prock
Haiku Elementary School

Geri Pung
Jarrett Middle School

Melvin Ramos
Lehua Elementary School

Christopher Rhoades
Ka’ala Elementary School

Angela Rivero
Pearl Harbor Elementary School

Wileen Robson
Pu‘u Kukui Elementary School

Myra Serion
Lehua Elementary School

Amanda Shim
Kula Elementary School

Dawn Shirota
King Kekaulike High School Alternative Learning Opportunities Program

Eliza May Shumway
Hau’ula Elementary School

Bryan Spare
Nanakuli Elementary School

Paul Stanley
Mililani Middle School

Maya Sullivan
Niu Valley Middle School

Margaret Takahama
Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School

Deanne Takeno
Maunawili Elementary School

John Takeuchi
Kalakaua Middle School

Lori-Ann Takiguchi
Shafter Elementary School

Trevor Teraoka
Kaiser High School

Sarah Tiffin
Kalihi Kai Elementary School

Kelley Toor
Kapalama Elementary School

Jenni Uchida
Hahaione Elementary School

Nel Venzon
Mililani High School

Russell Wells
Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary School

Kapena Wong
Kaimuki High School

Lisa Yanase
Waialua Elementary School

Corey Yasuda
King Liholiho Elementary School

Roxane Yi
Wilson Elementary School

Elizabeth Young
Aliamanu Middle 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 public school classroom teacher in the State of Hawaii 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 10/31/2020.

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