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Hawaii Schools Federal Credit Union – HELP Grant Program

Hawaii Schools Federal Credit Union (Hawaii Schools FCU) was originally chartered in 1936, under the name “Oahu Teachers No. 2” credit union, to serve Hawaii’s public school teachers, employees, students and their families.

One way Hawaii Schools FCU tries to support our teachers is through a little-known HELP Grant program that offers a quick and easy way to obtain small grants of up to $100.00. Click here for our easy 1-page application form. These grants have been used by teachers for classroom or project supplies and equipment, excursion transportation costs, subscriptions to publications beneficial to students, and more. In some cases, multiple teachers have simultaneously submitted grant applications to provide additional funding for the same project or need. Click here for the basic guidelines.

Typically, grants requests are approved within 1 business day. Grant recipients are notified by email (to a DOE email address), or your school’s telephone number, and monies are mailed via Teller check, or can be picked up at the credit union located at 233 Vineyard Street. This program runs all year, and teachers may apply for more than one grant per year, however, please note that funds are limited.

Applicants must be a Hawaii Schools FCU member. As a State of Hawaii Department of Education teacher you are automatically eligible to join Hawaii Schools Federal Credit Union. If you have any questions about the HELP Grant program or membership, or you would like to request an application via email or mail, please contact Stuart Asahina,VP of Administration, at Ph. (808) 791-6236, or email at sasahina@hawaiischoolsfcu.org.