The Hawaii Education Association Student Teacher Scholarship was established to minimize the need for employment during the student teaching semester. 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 academic year the scholarship is offered. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.
HEA offers a slate of scholarships for public school teachers, student teachers, college students, and graduating high school seniors. These scholarships assist current and future teachers with professional development and achieving college degrees. Over the past 20 years, HEA has awarded more than $300,000 to hundreds of scholarship recipients in the teaching profession. Our goal is to help you become the best that you can be.
Eligibility & Requirements
- Employees, officers and 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.
- Must be a teacher.
- Must sign where you would permit authorization to HEA to publish my name and photo for publicity purposes
- Must have the accurate information to fill out the PARENTS’ OR APPLICANT’S PERSONAL ANNUAL INCOME AND EXPENSES.
How to Apply
- Completed Student Teacher Scholarship Application Form (check semester of student teaching).
- Official college transcripts.
- Personal statement.
- Statements should be no more than 300 words typed or legibly hand-written on a separate sheet. 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.
- Completed HEA Financial Aid Form.
- Recommendation from College Faculty, or Principal of Masters of Education in Teaching (MET) Participant, or Observation Participation (OP) Teacher Supervisor.
June 15, 2021