SY 2020-2021


The Hawaii Education Association (HEA) is offering two scholarships of $1,000 each in academic year 2020-2021 to deserving undergraduate college and post graduate college students pursuing a career in education (preference will be given to those in preK-12 teaching and who are HEA members, children of HEA members, or grandchildren or legally adopted grandchildren of HEA members.  Members must be in good standing and shall have been members for at least one year).  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.


These one-year scholarships will be awarded to continuing, full-time college students pursuing a career in education (preference will be given to those in preK-12 teaching) in any two- or four-year state or nationally accredited institution of higher learning in the 2020-2021 academic year.  Selections will be based on the following information: 


1.    Completed Continuing College Student Scholarship Application Form.


2    Official College Transcripts


3.   Personal Statement


The applicant should state the reasons for continuing his/her education and what he/she will contribute to the teaching profession.  Future plans, extra-curricular interests and activities, positions held in organizations, membership in clubs, past and present employment records, etc. may be cited.  (Please make your response of no more than 300 words on a separate sheet of paper.)


4.   Financial Need


Completed HEA Financial Aid Form.


5.   Recommendation from Faculty (A person paid by the institution to instruct, supervise or advise students)


A recommendation from a person familiar with the applicant=s academic goals and performance is required.  The letter should be relevant to the applicants program of studies.  This letter is confidential and should be sent by the writer directly to:  HEA Scholarship Committee, 1953 South Beretania Street, Suite 5C, Honolulu, HI  96826 or send via e-mail. 


The following table of points will be applied in scoring:


1-15 points                  Abilities

1-15 points                  Personal Statement    

1-10 points                  Financial Need

1-5 points                    Faculty Recommendation


The HEA Scholarship Committee will review all applications and select the scholarship winners.  The Committee's decisions will be final.  Questions may be directed to the Hawaii Education Association, 1953 South Beretania Street, Suite 5C, Honolulu, HI 96826, Telephone: 949-6657 or e-mail us at hea.office@hawaiieducationassociation.org.  Applications must be received by 12:00 Noon on Friday, May 15, 2020 via mail or e-mail.


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


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