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Application Requirements

Your Essay

Write a three-page maximum, double-spaced, typed essay with one-inch margins. Please include the following information in a narrative format:
1. Statement of Need, including the following --
   a. why you need financial assistance for your student teaching semester.
   b. whether you have received financial aid before.
   c. how you have been funding your education to this point.
2. Details about yourself, your interests, your family, and your accomplishments.
3. Volunteer activities you have been involved with, such as helping at church, beach clean-up, etc.
4. Why you want to become a teacher. Keep your essay brief and to the point. Missing information may exclude you from receiving scholarship funds.

Letters of Recommendation

Submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, principals, or other educators who can attest to your predicted success in becoming an excellent classroom teacher. The Reference Form may be used instead of letters.

Certification of Intent to Teach on Kauai

By clicking the Submit button below, I certify that I plan to become a teacher on Kauai and pledge to teach here for a minimum of three years. If for some reason, I do not fulfill my three years of teaching for the Growing Our Own Teachers Student Teaching Grant I will in good faith return the financial assistance money for a future Kauai teacher candidate to use .


You may upload your essay and letters of recommendation in this form, email them, or mail them to the following address: Growing Our Own Teachers on Kauai, P.O. Box 1117, Kalaheo, HI 96741.

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 5 files.