Professional Development for In-Service Public School Educators

The Hawaii Education Association (HEA) has established a professional development scholarship to support Tenured Hawaii State Department of Education preK-12 teachers and school administrators in good standing pursuing enrichment opportunities that they may not otherwise have the funds to participate.  Employees, officers, and directors of HEA, and their immediate family members and individuals living in the same household (whether related or not) of such employee, officer, or director are not eligible to apply.

A total of $3,000 is allocated for this purpose.  Each application will be rated on its merits and ranked.  Awarded amounts will be deducted by priority applications until the $3,000 threshold is attained.  Therefore, there may be a single award or multiple awards depending on the priority of activities (conferences, workshops, seminars) and the amounts requested.

Selection will be based on the following information:

1.    Completed HEA Scholarship Application Form, including the Nature of Study or Training Planned and Personal Statement.

2.    A letter of reference from a person who is familiar with the applicant's professional work and goals. This reference letter is confidential. The letter should be relevant to the applicant's plan of study and goals for professional improvement.  This letter should be sent by the writer via e-mail or directly to:


     HEA Scholarship Committee
     1953 South Beretania Street, Suite 5C
     Honolulu, HI 96826

The following table of points will be applied in scoring:

  • 1-15 points Professional Learning related to Academic Plan;

  • 1-10 points Expected outcomes;

  • 1-10 points Benefits of professional learning to self and HIDOE;

  • 1-10 points Educational activities and contributions in the:

       (5 points) School;
       (3 points) Hawaii Education Association (HEA); and
       (2 points) Community; and

  • 1-5 points Letter of reference.


The HEA Scholarship Committee will review all applications and select the scholarship winners.  The Committee’s decision will be final.  All questions should be directed to:


     Hawaii Education Association
     1953 South Beretania Street, Suite 5C
     Honolulu, HI 96826
     Phone: (808) 949-6657
     Fax: (808) 944-2032
     email: hea.office@hawaiieducationassociation.org
Application must be received by 12:00 Noon on Friday, May 15, 2020 via mail or e-mail at


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


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