HONOLULU — Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU), Hawaii’s largest credit union lender with more than 117,000 members statewide and branches on Oahu and Maui, today announced a call for applications for its 2020 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 classroom supplies, such as books and electronics. Applications are available now through October 31.

“Over the last 10 years, Hawaii State FCU’s Investing in Education grant program has helped more than 600 public school teachers purchase much-needed supplies that have positively impacted the ways students learn within the classroom,” said Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU. “We understand the personal sacrifices public school teachers have to make and we truly appreciate their hard work and commitment to Hawaii’s youth – especially in these challenging times. We hope these grants will make a significant impact as teachers prepare their classrooms for in-person and distance learning.”

Eligible applicants must submit an application stating the needs of their classroom and how the funds will help them improve student learning. Grant recipients are selected based on application responses and will be reviewed in the order that they are submitted. Funds will be available through October 31 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 610 grants with a total value of more than $250,000. To apply for the Investing in Education Grants or for more information, please visit www.hawaiistatefcu.com/Investing

About Hawaii State Federal Credit Union

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU), one of Hawaii’s largest credit unions, 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 117,000 members and $1.9 billion in assets. Hawaii State FCU provides financial advising, checking, savings, and loan services on Oahu and in Kahului, Maui. For more information, visit www.HawaiiStateFCU.com.