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July 12, 2024

The credit union has funded nearly 900 Department of Education teachers’ stipends since 2001, 
with a total of $19,890.80 awarded in 2023.

HawaiiUSA has opened a new application round for professional support stipends for Department of Education (DOE) teachers. Through a common commitment to support educators’ desire for career growth, HawaiiUSA and the Hawaii DOE’s Personnel Development Branch is in a long-standing partnership to extend career enhancement opportunities for educators. Eligible teachers must be a primary member of HawaiiUSA with an account in good standing, and they must be employed by the Hawaii DOE as a professional or paraprofessional educator. Applications will be accepted through March 15, 2024.

In 2023, HawaiiUSA awarded a total of $19,890.80 for coursework completed in 2022 to 30 educators across the state. This stipend program was established in 2001 to help fund professional development opportunities for Hawaii’s teachers while upholding HawaiiUSA’s commitment to educators and overall education. Since its inception in 2001, HawaiiUSA has funded professional support stipends for nearly 900 teachers.
“We’re looking forward to continuing our tradition of supporting Hawaii educators through this Professional Support Stipend opportunity and I commend those who have a desire to continue their own personal education,” says Greg Young, president and CEO of HawaiiUSA. “While the stipend is awarded to an individual, the students they serve will inevitably benefit from the gifts of knowledge gained by their teacher’s professional development.” 
Interested candidates can apply or learn more about the professional support stipend by visiting hawaiiusafcu.com/stipend