HONOLULU — Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU) today announced a call for applications for its 2022 Investing in Education grant program. Hawaii State FCU will distribute $40,000 in grants of up to $500 to eligible Hawaii public school teachers to help purchase supplies, such as books, furniture, electronics, and other classroom necessities. Applications are available now through June 30, 2022.
“We appreciate Hawaii’s public school teachers for everything that they do and we recognize the tremendous sacrifices that they make every day – especially in these last couple of years,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU. “At Hawaii State FCU, we believe it’s important to invest in education. Our teacher grant program not only helps to ease the financial burden for the many teachers who pay for classroom supplies out of their own pocket, it ultimately impacts student learning in a positive way.”
Eligible applicants must submit an application stating the needs of their classroom and how the funds will help them improve student leaning. Grant recipients are selected based on application responses and will be reviewed in the order that they are submitted. Funds will be available through June 30, 2022 or until all funds have been disbursed. Applicants must be a member of Hawaii State FCU and be currently employed with the State of Hawaii Department of Education as a classroom teacher.
Hawaii State FCU’s Investing in Education grant program has been funding Hawaii’s classrooms since 2009 and have dispersed more than 750 grants with a total value of more than $350,000. To apply for the Investing in Education grant program or for more information, please visit https://www.hawaiistatefcu.com/grants-for-teachers/.
In addition, Hawaii State FCU recently launched a new membership promotion for Hawaii’s public school teachers. From now through the end of the year, Hawaii State Department of Education teachers who become new Hawaii State FCU members will have access to the credit union’s early paycheck program and will be automatically approved for a Hawaii State FCU Visa Platinum Rewards Card. For more information, please visit www.HawaiiStateFCU.com.
About Hawaii State Federal Credit Union
Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU) was founded in 1936. Serving state, city and county employees as well as non-profits and select businesses and their families across the state, Hawaii State FCU has more than 120,000 members and $2 billion in assets. Hawaii State FCU provides financial advising, checking, savings and loan services on Oahu and in Kahului, Maui. For more information, visit www.HawaiiStateFCU.com.