The Samuel and Mary Castle Foundation is funding $118,500 in scholarships for early childhood education students on 7 University of Hawai‘i Campuses for 2022-2023. For COE students in generalist Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs who are teaching or intend to each in Hawai‘i ECE programs upon graduation.
Summer 2022 Term: March 1, 2022*
Fall 2022-Summer 2023 Term: May 1, 2022*
*Additional applications accepted if funds are available.
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Those committed to working as a teacher or education leader serving Wai‘anae Coast communities.
Wai‘anae Coast communities include Nānākuli to Ka‘ena Point, including but not limited to Mā‘ili, Wai‘anae and Mākaha.
- Open to full-time, part-time, graduate, or undergraduate students.
- Must be an enrolled student, pursuing a degree at the College of Education, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM).
- Permanent resident of Hawai‘i.
- Graduate of a Hawai‘i high school.
- Minimum 3.0 grade point average.
Preferences in order of priority as identified through the application process:
- Profess a desire to improve self, the teaching profession, and commit to working as a teacher or education leader serving Wai‘anae Coast communities (Nānākuli to Ka‘ena Point, including but not limited to Mā‘ili, Wai‘anae and Mākaha).
- Preference to students who are from Wai‘anae Coast communities (Nānākuli to Ka‘ena Point, including but not limited to Mā‘ili, Wai‘anae and Mākaha).
- Preference to students who have done, plan to do field work, or have prior teaching experience in Wai‘anae Coast communities.
- Preference given to students of Native Hawaiian ancestry as self-identified.
- Fall deadlines vary by year.
Applications are available during the fall semester.
Undergraduate and graduate education majors
- Undergraduate students majoring in Education
- Master’s and Ph.D. graduate students majoring in any subject, as long as they intend to teach
- Certified educators who are pursuing graduate degrees
- Student Teacher Scholarship:
Student teaching semester
- Continuing College Scholarship:
Full time students
- Hiroshi & Barbara Kim Yamashita Undergraduate Scholarship:
Intend to teach in a Hawai‘i public school, 3.2 GPA
HCF distributes over $7 million annually to deserving students, making it the third largest private provider of post-secondary scholarship in the state. HCF uses a common application for multiple scholarships. The following is a list of HCF teaching-related scholarships. Copy and paste scholarship titles into the HCF database search to find additional details on each scholarship. We also recommend using keywords to search the database as this list may not be exhaustive.
- Alma White – Delta Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship
- Dr. Hans and Clara Zimmerman Foundation Education Scholarship
- Edward Yoshiharu Sakuma & Kay Kubo Sakuma Education Honors Scholarship
Student teaching semester
- THINK STEM Educator Scholarship Fund
STEM teaching in middle or secondary schools.
- Hoʻokawowo Scholarship
The Hoʻokawowo Scholarship is available to Native Hawaiian students interested in pursuing a career in Hawaiian culture-based educational teaching.
- Nā Hoʻokama a Pauahi
Available to undergraduate and graduate Native Hawaiian students. The scholarship is offered to students who demonstrate financial need.
- Kūlana Kumu
For those pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education or a teaching certificate
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete coursework needed to begin a career in teaching. A TEACH Grant requires that you agree to complete a teaching service obligation as a condition for receiving the grant. Review the TEACH Grant website for more information.