CLARK FREEPORT -- The SM Foundation encourages Grade 12 high school graduates to apply for the SM Foundation Scholarship program, which will have its final registration in December 31.
Interested applicants must be a Grade 12 high school graduate from public schools or private high school with a Department of Education voucher after completing Grade 10 from public schools in Luzon: NCR, Albay, Bataan, Batangas, Benguet, Bulacan, Cagayan, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Cavite, Isabela, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Palawan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Sorsogon, Quezon, Rizal, Tarlac, Zambales; Visayas: Capiz, Cebu, Iloilo, Leyte, Negros Occidental; and Mindanao: Agusan del Norte, Davao del Sur, Misamis Oriental, South Cotabato, Zamboanga del Sur.
Applicants must also have a general weighted average grade of at least 88 percent or its equivalent for Grade 12 1st semester and with a total household income of less than or equal to P150,000 per year.
SM Foundation scholars will enjoy these benefits: choice of specialization in accounting, information technology, engineering and education, full tuition, monthly allowance, part-time job opportunities during semestral and Christmas breaks, exclusive job offers with the SM group upon graduation, and other fun-filled activities and enrichment programs.
Interested applicants must prepare an accomplished online application form; parent’s or guardian’s 2018 Income Tax Return, Certification of Non-Filing of Income, or Certificate of Indigency; Latest Grade 12 report card, birth certificate, 2x2 ID picture; and a sketch of their house to the nearest SM mall.
The scholarship program covers the following field of studies: Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, and Electronics), Education (Elementary and Secondary), Accountancy, and Financial Management, among others.
Applicants can view the qualifications and requirements by clicking here.
The program has already produced 3,300 college scholar-graduates since 1993.
SM scholars who have finished their degrees, helped their families, and are now employed. Some are employed under the SM Group of Companies.
The program aims to provide thousands of Filipino youth the chance for a better future through higher education.
SM Supermalls late founder Henry Sy Sr. believed that education is the greatest equalizer.
Sy believed that children can help their siblings finish studies and uplift the lives of their families if he could help send them to school.