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National Board Certification Scholarship

The purpose of the National Board Certification Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to Department of Education (D.O.E.) and Public Charter School (P.C.S.) teachers and educators seeking National Board Certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. ALU LIKE, Inc. understands that by helping teachers reach their goals we are ultimately helping our keiki become successful lifelong learners.

2018-2019 Candidate Cycle

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POSTMARK DEADLINE: Jump Start – May 16, 2018

Completed applications should be mailed or hand delivered to the following address:

National Board Certification (NBC) Scholarship
2969 Māpunapuna Place, Suite 200
Honolulu, HI 96819

Hand delivered applications must be submitted during normal business hours (8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Mon.-Fri.)
Our office is CLOSED on Federal & State Holidays
Documents submitted separately may delay the eligibility process
Mailed applications with inadequate postage will be returned to sender
E-mail or fax applications will not be accepted

The ideal applicant meets one or more of the following:

  • Be of Native Hawaiian ancestry
  • Teaching in a school with a high percentage of Native Hawaiian students
“I absolutely benefitted from the assistance from Alu Like, Inc. By having the financial burden lifted it really allowed me to focus on my National Board requirements. I will always be grateful for the assistance.”
– Celeste Katayama, Ahuimanu Elementary
“It’s been helpful to go through this process with other teachers at my school. We helped each other with questions, tips, and keeping each other motivated and on track. Another insight is do not procrastinate uploading documents to your electronic portfolio.”
– Tara Bagoyo, Ho‘okele Elementary

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Funding made possible by the gracious contributions of Kamehameha Schools

National Board Certification (NBC) Scholarship
ALU LIKE, Inc., Kā Ipu Kā‘eo Department
Telephone: (808) 535-6700 | Email: NBC@alulike.org