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Hawaii State FCU Invests in Education

December 11, 2017, 1:47 PM HST
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Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU) announced today it awarded $20,000 in grants to 43 public school teachers through the 2017 Investing in Education program.

For the first time, Hawaii State FCU awarded teachers from Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Lāna‘i, Moloka‘i and O‘ahu.

The Investing in Education grant program supports Hawai‘i public school teachers by providing up
to $500 for educational resources and classroom activities. The educators, who teach a range of
subjects in elementary, middle and high school, were selected based on essay submissions
detailing their classroom needs.

Since the program began nine years ago, an increasing number of grants are funding STEM-related activities, including technology software, coding lessons, computers and tablets.

Grant applications also indicated a prevalent need for more sensory items and adaptive learning tools in special education and resource classrooms that serve students with individual educational needs.

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“Education has always been a key focus of our community-giving efforts. We’re also happy that
teachers on Lanai and Molokai know about our program and are receiving grant money,” said
Andrew Rosen, president and CEO of Hawaii State FCU. “We’re committed to supporting teachers’
evolving needs in the classroom, which enable students to learn in new and innovative ways.”

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Since 2009, Hawaii State FCU has funded the classroom needs of 433 grant recipients, with more
than $196,800 awarded to support Hawaii’s teachers. Hawaii State FCU also invests in higher
education; its Lowell Kalapa Scholarship Program has awarded more than $540,000 over the past
20 years to help students attend universities, colleges and trade schools in Hawai‘i and on the
mainland.

About Hawaii State Federal Credit Union

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union (Hawaii State FCU) 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 99,000 members and $1.5 billion in assets. Hawaii State FCU
provides financial advising, checking, savings and loan services on O‘ahu and Maui. For
more information, visit www.HawaiiStateFCU.com.

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