Application period now open for Hawaii State FCU’s $40,000 grant program for public school teachers

Applications for the 2024 Investing in Education grant program will be accepted until April 1

HONOLULU, HI (February 1, 2024)Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU) announced today that the application period for its 2024 Investing in Education grant program is now open. Hawaii State FCU will distribute $40,000 in grants of up to $500 to eligible Hawaii public school teachers to help them purchase much-needed classroom supplies, such as books, furniture, electronics, and other necessities. Applications are now available until April 1, 2024.

“When we created Hawaii State FCU’s Investing in Education grant program 15 years ago, our purpose was to support the dedicated public school educators who often spend their own money to provide essential supplies for their students.” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU. “Our goal is to alleviate some of the financial burden that many teachers face, and ultimately, enhance the learning environment for students.”

Eligible teachers must submit an application stating the needs of their classroom and how the funds will benefit their students and improve their educational setting. Grant recipients are selected based on application responses and will be reviewed in the order that they are submitted. The application deadline is April 1, 2024. Applicants must be a member of Hawaii State FCU and currently employed with the State of Hawaii Department of Education as a classroom teacher.

Hawaii State FCU’s Investing in Education grant program has been funding Hawaii’s classrooms since 2009 and have dispersed more than 800 grants worth more than $400,000 to public school teachers across the state. To apply for the Investing in Education grant program or for more information, please visit

About Hawaii State Federal Credit Union

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU) was founded in 1936. Serving state, city and county employees as well as non-profits and select businesses and their families across the state, Hawaii State FCU has more than 125,000 members and $2.3 billion in assets. Hawaii State FCU provides financial advising, checking, savings and loan services on Oahu and Maui. For more information, visit


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