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A total of 86 grants, each worth up to $500, were distributed to public school teachers in Maui, Oahu and Hawaii to help purchase much-needed educational supplies and improve student curricula.
The Hawaii State Federal Credit Union awarded more than $40,000 in grants to Hawaii public school teachers through its 2022 Investing in Education grant program.
“For more than a decade, the Hawaii State FCU’s Investing in Education grant program has supported Hawaii’s teachers by helping them purchase the necessary school supplies and teaching aids that they often have to pay for out of pocket.” Hawaii State FCU President and CEO Andrew Rosen said in a press release on Wednesday. “We are proud to continue to support these selfless teachers and ultimately the academic success of our students.”
Teacher requests ranged from books, furniture, and electronics to organizational and artist supplies.
About 24 percent of the grants went to teachers in Leeward Oahu, 17 percent to teachers in Maui and Hawaii, and 12 percent to teachers in central Oahu.
Since 2009, the program has awarded more than 800 grants totaling more than $390,000.