HONOLULU — Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU) today issued a call for applications for its 2017 Investing in Education grant program, now in its ninth year. Investing in Education provides grants to Hawaii public school teachers to purchase needed supplies, books, furniture, electronic equipment and classroom activities.
“Our Investing in Education grant program is always popular as so many public school teachers are often using their own money to buy supplies for their classroom and can really use the extra funding,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU. “We believe firmly in supporting our Hawaii public school teachers who make many sacrifices in educating our leaders of tomorrow.”
Eligible applicants are asked to submit an essay outlining how the grant will help them achieve classroom goals. Grant recipients will be awarded funds between $200 and $500 based on the needs of the classroom. Submissions will be reviewed and awarded as they are received, beginning Sept. 1 and continuing through the Oct. 31 deadline, until all 2017 program funds have been disbursed.
Since 2009, Hawaii State FCU has funded more than $176,000 to Hawaii educators and nearly 400 grants through Investing in Education. Last year, the program awarded nearly $20,000 to 45 educators at public schools across the state to fund various classroom purchases, from computer programming software to physical education equipment.
Eligibility information and applications are available online at www.HawaiiStateFCU.com/InvestingInEducation.