Scholarships

In-Service Public School Educators Scholarship

SY 2021-2022

Scholarship Requirements and Procedures

Two scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each are awarded to support study or training for tenured and/or permanent Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) pre-K – 12 teachers, administrators or educational assistants.

Preference is given to candidates who are completing a State Approved Program leading to teacher licensing, school administrator certification, or HIDOE ParaPro minimum qualifications.

Applications will be available on Feb. 1, 2022.

To apply, you must be:

  1. A tenured and/or permanent Hawaii State Department of Education preK-12 teachers, school administrators, or educational assistants in good standing; and
  2. Either have a Baccalaureate degree or be enrolled in an Associate in Arts in Teaching or Certification of Competence teaching program.

Selection will be based on the following information:

  1. Completed HEA Scholarship Application Form, including the Nature of Study or Training Desired section
    1. Preference will be given to candidates who are completing a State Approved Program leading to teacher licensing, school administrator certification, or HIDOE ParaPro minimum qualifications.
  2. Personal statement
  3. Official college transcript
  4. A letter of reference from a person who is familiar with the applicant’s professional work and goals
    1. The letter should be relevant to the applicant’s plan of study and goals for professional improvement. This reference letter is confidential and should be sent by the writer via email or mailed directly to the address listed below.

The following table of points will be applied in scoring:

1-15 points Plan of study including end of year 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 or Office;
(3 points) Hawaii Education Association (HEA); and
(2 points) Community;

1-10 points Financial need; 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.

If mailing or emailing applications, transcripts, forms and reference letters, please address them and any questions to:

HEA Scholarship Committee (In-Service)
1953 South Beretania Street, Suite 5C
Honolulu, HI 96826, Telephone: 949-6657
or hea.office@hawaiieducationassociation.org

Applications, transcripts, forms and reference letters must be received by 12:00 Noon on Friday, May 14, 2021 via mail, email or submitted through the website.

SY 2021-2022 In-Service Public Educators Application Form

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Scholarship Amount: $1,000

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