Hawaii State FCU to award Hawaii’s public school teachers with $40,000 in grants to purchase classroom supplies

Applications are now available for the 2021 investing in education grant program

HONOLULU, HI (May 3, 2021)Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU), Hawaii’s largest credit union lender, today announced a call for applications for its 2021 Investing in Education grant program. Hawaii State FCU will distribute $40,000 in grants of up to $500 to eligible Hawaii public school teachers to help purchase supplies, such as books, learning materials and other classroom necessities. Applications are available now through June 30, 2021.

“When we established Hawaii State FCU’s Investing in Education grant program more than 10 years ago, our goal was to support public school teachers in our community who often have to pay for classroom supplies out of their own pocket. And given the events of this past year, we all know their sacrifice and dedication has never been greater,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU. “Through these grants, we hope to make a difference as students return to the classroom. We appreciate Hawaii’s public-school teachers and we remain committed to helping Hawaii’s keiki succeed.

Eligible applicants must submit an application stating the needs of their classroom and how the funds will help them improve student leaning. Grant recipients are selected based on application responses and will be reviewed in the order that they are submitted. Funds will be available through June 30, 2021 or until all funds have been disbursed. Applicants must be a member of Hawaii State FCU and be 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 nearly 700 grants with a total value of more than $325,000. To apply for the Investing in Education Grants 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 120,000 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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