We are educators striving to improve education in Hawaii.
Since 1921, the Hawaii Education Association (HEA) has brought together teachers, professors, school administrators and supporters to spark improvements in education for all educators and students statewide.
Today, we are devoted to stimulating innovation in education and providing professional development so that Hawaii’s teachers can be the best that they can be. We promote the joy and passion of the teaching profession, and we inspire and support those who desire to achieve excellence in the career of education.
Scholarships for Current and Future Teachers
EXTENDED APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 14, 2021
HEA has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships over the past 20 years. We offer many types of scholarships to assist public school teachers, student teachers, college students, and graduating high school seniors with professional development, Hawaii State Department of Education licensing or certification, preparing for a student teaching semester, and undergraduate and graduate college degrees.
Show Your Support for Excellent Teachers & Education in Hawaii
Your support directly enables HEA to fund, connect, mentor and inspire current and future Hawaii teachers to be the best that they can be and makes an impact on education.
Planned Giving Seminars
Join us for an upcoming Planned Giving Seminar, hosted by one of our trusted financial service providers. Plan ahead today to ensure that your financial and philanthropic goals will be met.
Charitable Giving Options for the Hawaii Education Association
Presented by Occidental Underwriters & Pacific Financial Group
Find out how leaving a legacy can help you support Hawaii's teachers and the future of education, create income tax and estate tax benefits, and take care of your beneficiaries.
Enhance Your Charitable Legacy Using Life Insurance
Presented by Equitable Advisors
Explore how you can leverage your charitable donations to benefit Hawaii's teachers and the future of education, and the important role life insurance can play in creating a successful charitable plan.
Charity Starts at Home: Planning Strategies for Charitable Clients
Presented by Raymond James
Learn more about how you can start your charitable planning to benefit Hawaii's teachers and the future of education, and discover the estate planning techniques that will work best for you.
Become an HEA Member
Membership in HEA is open to all active and retired Hawaii educators, all students interested in a career in education, and all friends and supporters of the cause of education.
Through HEA, thousands of teachers from diverse educational institutions — and representing all teaching levels from early childhood through college — come together to find fellowship and resources for professional excellence.
Apply for membership to become part of our community of dedicated educators and education innovators.
HEA works with and supports a number of educational organizations and nonprofit groups that share our commitment to excellence in education and the profession of teaching.