Clarence Tc Ching Essay Contest Scholarships

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Aloha! Welcome to the official website of the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation. Founded in 1967 by businessman, developer and philanthropist Clarence T.C. Ching, the organization exists to fulfill Mr. Ching’s vision of helping people in need. Today, as a charitable, private 501(c)(3) organization, the Foundation annually donates monies to public and private educational institutions and health and social service organizations.

This website will help you learn more about the Foundation, as well as the life and legacy of Clarence T.C. Ching, himself.

In our “Book” section, we’ve included exclusive excerpts from A Prophecy Fulfilled: The Story of Clarence T.C. Ching, an informative biography published in 2009.

For the latest updates on the Foundation and its charitable endeavors, please visit the “In the News” section.

For grant making guidelines and application procedures, please visit the "Grant Making" section.

Finally, we’ve included information on the Foundation’s Trustees and staff.

The contest is open to students statewide, grades K-12 with $20,000 in cash prizes for winning students and their teachers!

This morning on Wake Up 2day, Tertia Freas, Executive Director, the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation and one of last year's winners, Rachel Inouye, a junior at Roosevelt High School joined us in studio to talk about this year's co.

Freas says the 8th Annual "Inspired in Hawaii" 2017 Essay, Poster, and Video Contest encourages students to "dream big and make Hawaii a better place." Topics are wide ranging and it is encouraging to read and see the students thoughts on addressing topics like homelessness, plastic pollution, supporting local farms and even bullying.

Last year, The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation honored 99 students and their teachers, recognizing their important role in developing our outstanding youth.

Since 2008, the foundation has committed over $74 million in grants to Hawaii schools and non-profit organizations that serve Hawaii.

The contest deadline is Nov. 3.

Go to for contest details.

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