Applications now accepted for SM College Scholarship
Friday, November 13, 2009
ACCEPTANCE of applications for SM Foundation's College Scholarship Program for school year 2010-11 is ongoing in all SM Supermalls, SM Department Stores, SM Supermarkets, SM Hypermarkets, Save More and Makro until December 20.
The SM Foundation scholarship program, the flagship project of the foundation that started in 1993, has 800 scholars at any given time. It aims to provide college education to public high-school graduates who are unable to further studies due to financial difficulties. With the scholarship program, they are thus given the opportunity to pursue a college education.
The scholarship program is open to all graduating students of public high schools in the National Capital Region, Baguio, Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Lucena, Pampanga, Bacolod, Cebu, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro and Davao, with a weighted average of at least 85 percent by the second or third grading period in their senior year. Household income of the applicant's family must not exceed P150,000 per annum.
SM scholars are encouraged to enroll in courses leading to Baccalaureate degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Management, Computer Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Elementary and Secondary Education and Accountancy.
They can pursue their studies in SM Foundation's partner schools in the Greater Manila Area, namely, Asia Pacific College, Far Eastern University, Adamson University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Philippine Normal University, FEU-East Asia, University of the East-Caloocan, University of the East-Manila, University of the Philippines-Diliman and National University. There are also partner-schools in the provinces for scholars who come from the provinces, among them, the Cebu Normal University, University of San Carlos, Cebu Institute of Technology, St. louis University, University of San Agustin, West Visayas State University, University of Southeastern Philippines, University of Batangas, Batangas State University, San Beda College Recoletos (Cavite), Holy Angel University, University of Mindanao, Meycauayan College, Bulacan
State University, University of Perpetual Help, Angeles University Foundation, St. Michael's College (Laguna), Cavite State University, Xavier University and University of Negros Occidental Recoletos.
Aside from matriculation fees, SM Foundation also provides for the scholars' monthly allowance.
The activities of the scholars are closely monitored by the foundation, providing them with yearlong activities like training programs, value-formation seminars, holy retreat Christmas parties and educational tours.
Scholars are also given summer/Christmas break jobs to enable them to earn and augment their allowances.
Application forms and guidelines are available at the Customer Service.
For further inquiries, contact Lingling Lansang or Thess Samillano at (02) 831-8282 or (02) 831-1000, locals 1496 to 1498.