HEA office is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 coronavirus

and will remain closed until further notice.

Scholarships deadline will be extended to Friday, May 15, 2020! 

Applications are now available!

  • High school seniors

  • Continuing college students

  • In-service public  educators

  • Ronald K. Toma professional development for in-service educators

  • Student teachers sponsored by the Helen MacKay Memorial

  • College students by Hiroshi & Barbara Kim Yamashita HEA Scholarship



All scholarships deadline will be extended to Friday, May 15, 2020!

Apply for a two week stipend-supported Summer Institute integrating technology and history!

July 20-July 31, 2020 NEH Summer Institute for Teachers

     Apply to join history, science and technology teachers from across the United States for a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers: The Cold War Through the Collections of the Intrepid Museum! The Summer Institute will immerse participating teachers in scholarly research as well as the artifacts and oral histories in the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s collection that embody the Cold War era. Integrating content exploring the historical context of technological innovation, the Institute will serve a national group of 25 teachers in order to deepen their understanding and increase confidence in their ability to explore the subject thoroughly, critically and engagingly with their students. 

     These projects are designed principally for full-time or part-time teachers and librarians in public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools, as well as home schooling parents. Museum educators and other K-12 school system personnel—such as administrators, substitute teachers, and curriculum developers—are also eligible to participate. Applicants must be United States citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline.

     Each participant receives a stipend of $2,100 for the two week institute.

     For more information and application instructions:  https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/cold-war-collections

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About HEA

The story behind our association

The Hawaii Education Association (HEA) 

HEA has an illustrious beginning. It was founded in 1921 to represent the educational community to the Territorial Legislature. Statehood in 1959, brought the importance of HEA to the forefront, becoming the “voice” of educators” by representing the welfare of all educators at the Legislature. In 1970-71, HEA was instrumental in establishing three educational collective bargaining units that are still in existence. This, however, altered the direct influence and impact HEA would have on Hawaii’s educational community.

Demographics and needs of the educational community have changed; however, HEA continues to support its vision of affirming the professionalism of Hawaii’s educators. In 1994, HEA acquired 501(c)(3) nonprofit status to continue their support for excellence in education. Throughout HEA’s history, loyal and committed members have supported the organization through generous annual donations to support Teaching As A Career (TAAC), scholarships for pre-service education and active teachers, and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (ExTL) initiatives. 

If you're talented and looking for volunteering, contact us here:

Hawaii Education Association

1953 South Beretania Street, Suite 5C

Honolulu, HI  96826

            Telephone: (808) 949-6657

            Toll-free:     (866) 653-9372        

            Fax:            (808) 944-2032


    1953 S. Beretania St., Suite 5C, Honolulu, HI 96826


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