Grants for Teachers

Investing in Education Grant Program logo.

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 October 31, 2019.

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 the application
• Download the School Verification Form
• Submit printed application & School Verification Form for principal’s review
• Upload your signed School Verification Form to the portal

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School Verification Form can be downloaded here.

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 Department of Education as a classroom teacher.

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You may submit your application online from now until October 31, 2019.

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Teachers will be required to submit essays of 500 words or less explaining what is the need 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.

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Approximately 80, however the number will be determined by the amounts requested on the essays and the number of applicants received.

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Call (808) 447-8070 with any questions about the grant or credit union membership eligibility.

2018 Recipients

Cindy Abe
Leilehua High School

Michelle Ah Chong
Kahalu’u Elementary

Tracy Aki
Ewa Elementary School

Nalani Arciero
Hahaione Elementary School

Rondy Arquero
Maui High School

Janet Bagby
Ewa Makai Middle School

Diane Barboza
Kupa’a Academy at Kalihi Kai Elementary School

Charmane Bellaza
Waipahu Intermediate School

Mary Bonnetty
Queen Kaahumanu Elementary School

Julia Brennan
Kula Elementary School

Miki Cacace
Ewa Makai Middle School

Tricia Calhoon
Lahaina Intermediate School

Kimberly Celebre
Leilehua High School

Noelani Chang
Noelani School

Lisa Chang
Hauula Elementary School

Deanna Choy
Waianae Elementary School

Matthew Deeley
Nanakuli High School

Susan Dougherty
Aliamanu Middle School

Janice Dumaran
Ilima Intermediate School

Lori Eto
Mililani Mauka Elementary School

Laurie Faure
Kaulowela Elementary School

Laurie Flores
Hauula Elementary School

Robin Fox
James Campbell High School

Ellen Frenette-Garcia
Baldwin High School

Nina Fujimoto
Kaimuki Middle School

Keisha Funaki
Laie Elementary

Tyler Gage
Chiefess Kamekahelei Middle School

Phillippe Galicinao
Halau Ku Mana New Century Public Charter School

Raejean Gamiao
Moanalua Elementary School

Christine Ho
Farrington High School

Sherene Hong
Kaaawa Elementary School

Shariann Ikeda
Kailua High School

Kathryn Inouye
Linapuni Elementary School

Shari Inter
Kapunahala Elementary School

Kelli Kaanaana
Holomua Elementary School

Tiffany Kalahiki
Kaimuki Middle School

Tracie Kuniyuki
Mountain View School

Natalie Lee
Kalihi Waena Elementary School

Caroline Lee
Waipahu Intermediate School

Glenn Lee
Waialua High & Intermediate School

Jennifer Macadangdang
Ewa Makai Middle School

Whitney Mahoney
Waikiki Elementary School

Alika Masei
Waianae Intermediate

Heidi Mathison
Maui High School

Aimee Matsuura
Keoneula Elementary School

Joseph Menor
Moanalua High School

Daryle Mishina
Kapolei Middle School

Emily Moore
Benjamin Parker Elementary

Trish Morgan
Stevenson Middle

Erin Nakano
Lanai High & Elementary School

Wendy Nakayama
Kanoelani Elementary School

Carlos Nashea
Waikele Elementary School

Brooke Nasser
Kalani High School

Kalelani Ogata
Lincoln Elementary

 

Logan Okita
Nimitz Elementary School

Kimberlee Peterson
Waianae High School

Christopher Rhoades
Ka’ala Elementary School

Angela Rivero
Pearl Harbor Elementary

Wileen Robson
Pu’u Kukui Elementary School

Rena Roybal
Mililani Uka Elementary School

Francine Sandell
Waialua High & Intermediate School

Wendy Shishido
Kahului Elementary School

Kerri-Lynn Slavens
Waipahu Intermediate School

Charity Sorgie
Mokapu Elementary School

Amy Suzuki
Aliamanu Elementary School

Margaret Takahama
Waimanalo Elementary & Intermediate School

Lynne Tanaka
Farrington High School

Courtney Tawata
Kalihi-Kai Elementary School

Thomasina Tibayan
Lehua Elementary School

Matthew Tom
Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School

Serena Tuliloa
Laie Elementary

Jenni Uchida
Hahaione Elementary School

Lily Marleen Utai
Blance Pope Elementary School

Haley Van Weemen Van Noord
Lahaina Intermediate School

Leslie Walker
Waimea Elementary School

Wendy Wells
Kahului Elementary School

Jody Yamauchi-Oki
Koko Head Elementary School

Amanda Young
Pohakea Elementary School

Chas Zachar
Kanu o ka Aina PCS

Where Money Has a Heart

Unlike a bank that’s more concerned with profit, we’re a not-for-profit concerned with our member’s financial and personal well-being. We’re all about people helping people. We hope that it shows in everything we do.

Grants & Scholarships

Hawaii State FCU has already awarded more than half a million dollars in scholarships since 1996. Recipients each receive $2,000 to be used toward a university, college or trade/vocational school.

Giving

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.

Volunteering

We believe in volunteering for worthwhile causes in our local communities. Look for us out in the community year-round as we do our part to improve the lives of others.


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Disclosures

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. Essay submissions are limited to one per teacher, per calendar year. All applications and essays must be submitted no later than 10/31/2019.

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