Fall 2022 Applications Deadline Looming

The deadline for Fall 2022 Student Teaching Grant Applications is July 31, 2022. Because it’s in the middle of summer and your resources may be difficult to reach, this is a friendly reminder.  If you are entering your final student teaching semester this fall, you must have your completed application (including all supporting documents) to us by July 31, 2022. 

Plese go to our Student Teaching Grant Applications page to get started. Don’t delay! 

Submit Your Application for Spring 2022

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are coming, travel plans are coordinated, and gift-buying is on the rise. Amidst all this flurry of activity is the application deadline for a Spring 2022 scholarship from Growing Our Own Teachers on Kauai! 

If you are completing your student teaching semester this coming spring, the deadline to submit your scholarship application is November 30, 2021

Visit our website to upload the required documents and fill in the application. We will get in touch with you to set up an interview with members of our board. We want to help you succeed and fulfill your dreams of becoming a teacher! It’s our mission! 

 

 

Mahalo nui loa

Last month, Growing Our Own Teachers on Kauai held its first online fundraising event. We honored all our current teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Day.  It takes special people to be called into the the teaching profession and we want to recognize those who have become teachers as well as those who are working to become teachers.  

We are excited to say our campaign was a complete success! We exceeded our $5,000 goal and reached $6,300 from private donations alone.  In addition, we have garnered over $17,000 in grants this year to support our mission to assist aspiring teachers on Kauai. 

We are grateful to all of our supporters for their contributions to our cause. 

Our grant recipients also understand that we are funded not only by local foundations and clubs, but by the community members they are working to serve. All of our student teacher recipients from the past few years are still teaching in Kauai schools. This is their promise to you: to teach on Kauai for a minimum of three years. Even in this time of a worldwide pandemic, our recipients are finding ways to continue teaching our keiki and fulfill their promise.

Thank you, again, for your support. 

 

Fall Applications due July 31

As the 2020/21 school year winds down, we are headed into a summer of less restrictions and more ability to enjoy the lovely weather our island is known for.  Even though summer is for vacations and staycations, if you are a student in a teacher training program and you plan to do your student teaching semester in the Fall of 2021, you’ll need to remember one important date: 

Our application deadline for the Fall of 2021 is July 31, 2021

We have provided an online application where you can upload your required documents as well as a pdf version you can download, print, and mail to us with your supporting documents. Please go to our Student Teaching Grant Applications page to start your application process. 

If you have questions, please email us at applications@growingkauaiteachers.org

Online Student Application Ready!

Just in time for the Spring 2021 applications, we have added a completely online Student Teacher Grant Application! Now, you can enter all the required information and upload your files directly to our database.

For those of you who prefer to email or mail your applications to us, we have kept those links on the same page below the online application.

The deadline is nearing, so please be sure to gather the necessary information and recommendation letters. All applications are due November 30, 2020. We will review and determine the eligibility of all the applications we receive at our Board meeting in the first week of December.

Please visit our Student Teacher Grant Application page for more information. We look forward to receiving your application!

Are You Ready for Your Student Teaching Semester?

You’re not ready until you apply for a grant from Growing Our Own Teachers on Kauai! We offer one-time grants to financially assist students in their final teaching semester!

Our applications are on our website and ready to go when you are. The deadline for the Spring of 2021 semester is November 30, 2020. Please be sure to have all your necessary documents ready to email or mail in time to meet that deadline.

In new news, we are updating our website to include the applications completely online and adding the ability to upload your supporting documentation when you submit your application. This will give you more options for submission! Don’t worry if you don’t see them online when you’re ready to put your application together. We will continue to accept the pdf forms as well!

As always, if you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us via email. We are here for you!

Introducing “Seedlings”

As part of our strategy to become more visible in our community, we have established our first-ever newsletter: Seedlings. We have included the copy below.  We hope you enjoy it!

https://mailchi.mp/82a25327e7fa/summer-seedlings-2020

By the way, don’t forget the deadline for the 2021 Spring Student Teaching semester is November 30, 2020. It seems like a long way off, but if you or someone you know will need assistance for their final semester, please download the application to review the required documentation. We have added assistance for Secondary School teacher candidates this year. Please contact us to find out more information about the requirements for this grant.

Aloha!

June 10, 2020 

2018-2019 Application Now Available

Aloha!

We have updated our application this year to make it more in line with what we need to determine the financial need of our applicants.

We invite all teacher candidates entering their student teaching semester in the Spring of 2019 to apply. Deadline is November 30, 2018. 

Please click here to download the current application.

If you have any questions, please contact us.