Sponsored by the Helen MacKay Memorial

SY 2021-2022

Requirements and Procedures

The Hawaii Education Association (HEA) and the family of Helen MacKay have established a Student Teacher Scholarship to minimize the need for employment during the student teaching semester.  Employees, officers & 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.

Two scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded to two student teachers intending to teach in the Hawaii State Department of Education who are enrolled in a State Approved Teacher Education Program as a full-time undergraduate or post baccalaureate candidate in any state-approved or nationally accredited institution of higher learning or enrolled in a Hawaii SATE alternative licensure program in the 2021-2022 academic year.  Selection will be based on the following information:

1.    Completed Student Teacher Scholarship Application Form.  (Check semester of student


2.    Official College Transcript

3.    Personal Statement


Give (a) reasons for choosing teaching as a career and what will you contribute to the teaching profession, and (b) experiences related to situations inherent in teaching, e.g. Tutoring, Club Advisorship.  Plans for the future, extra-curricular interests and activities, membership in clubs/organizations, past and present work experiences, etc. may be cited.  Statements should be no more than 300 words typed or legibly hand-written on a separate sheet.


4.     Completed HEA Financial Aid Form.

5.     Recommendation from College Faculty, or Principal of Masters of Education in Teaching (MET)

        Participant, or Observation Participation (OP) Teacher Supervisor.

Have individual completing recommendation form mail the form directly in envelopes provided to: HEA Scholarship Committee, 1953 South Beretania Street, Suite 5C, Honolulu, HI 96826 or send via e-mail.  Information provided is held confidential.

The following table of points will be applied in scoring:

    1-15 points    Ability
   1-15 points    Personal Statement
   1-15 points    Financial Need
   1-5 points    Recommendation

The HEA Scholarship Committee will review all applications and select the two scholarship winners. The Committee’s decision will be final.  Questions may be directed to the Hawaii Education Association, 1953 South Beretania Street, Suite 5C, Honolulu, HI 96826, Telephone: 949-6657, Fax: 944-2032 or e-mail us at hea.office@hawaiieducationassociation.org. Applications must be received by 12:00 Noon on Monday, June 14, 2021 via mail or e-mail.

SY 2021-2022

Student Teacher

Recommendation Form

SY 2021-2022

Student Teacher

Application Form

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


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