The Hawaii Education Association (HEA) Student Teacher Scholarship will be awarded to student teachers intending to teach in the Hawaii State Department of Education who are enrolled in a State Approved Teacher Education Program as a full-time undergraduate or post baccalaureate candidate in any state-approved or nationally accredited institution of higher learning or enrolled in a Hawaii SATE alternative licensure program in the upcoming academic year. Scholarships are awarded to student teachers to minimize the need for employment during the student teaching semester. Employees, officers and directors of HEA, and their immediate family members and individuals living in the same household (whether related or not) of such employee, officer or director are not eligible to apply.
Besides the completed application, selection for this scholarship will be based on the following information: official college transcripts; a completed HEA financial aid form; recommendation from college faculty, or Principal of Masters of Education in Teaching (MET) Participant, or Observation Participation (OP) Teacher Supervisor; and a personal statement (Statements should be no more than 300 words typed or legibly hand-written on a separate sheet. Give (a) University/College and location/site of student teaching (b) reasons for choosing teaching as a career and what will you contribute to the teaching profession, and (c) experiences related to situations inherent in teaching, e.g. Tutoring, Club Advisorship. Plans for the future, extra-curricular interests and activities, membership in clubs/organizations, past and present work experiences, etc. may be cited.