What is the Hawai'i Education Associations (HEA) Student Teachers Scholarship?

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Description:  The Hawaii Education Association (HEA) has established a Student Teacher Scholarship for its members,

children of HEA members, or grandchildren or legally adopted grandchildren

must be in good standing and shall have been members for at least one year.

Purpose:  The primary intent of this scholarship is to minimize the need for employment during the student teaching

semester. Two scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded to two student teachers who are enrolled in a

full-time undergraduate or post baccalaureate program in any state-approved or nationally accredited

institution of higher learning

Basic Criteria

Campus:  N/A Level:  Undergrad, Post-bac, or Graduate Need Based:  Yes
College:  N/A Standing:  any Min GPA:  N/A
Major:  any Residency:  any Gender:  any

Enrollment Status:  any

Additional requirements    

Selection will be based on the following information:

  1. Completed Student Teacher Scholarship Application Form. (Check semester of student teaching.)
  2. Official College Transcript
  3. Personal Statement: Give (a) reason for choosing teaching as a career, 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 (instructions included in recommendation form).

    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. 

Contact person:                   

Questions may be directed to the

Hawaii Education Association

1953 South Beretania Street, Suite 5C,

Honolulu, HI 96826

Telephone: 949-6657,

Fax: 944-2032


Application deadline: Applications must be received by 12:00 Noon on Friday, April 1, 2016 via mail
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