SM Foundation, Inc. thru its College Scholarship Program has conducted the screening and examination of applicants at SM City Olongapo Downtown recently, with students from Senior High Schools of Olongapo, Zambales and Bataan.
“I learned about the scholarship through our teacher in school, they told us to apply online, and so I did. I hope I’ll be able to pass the screening,” said one of the students during his interview.
SM Scholarship program aims to help provide quality education to bright but underprivileged senior high school graduates. One good thing about the scholarship is that student can work in the company of his choice when he graduates.
The scholarship includes free matriculation fee, monthly allowance, student can enroll in courses leading to degrees in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Management, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Elementary and Secondary Education and Accountancy.
In addition, scholars can enjoy the annual activities such as the general assembly, recollection, sportsfest, Christmas party, summer and Christmas break jobs at the SM stores and job offers after graduation from SM that is significantly present in most, if not all, the commercial centers in the country.
The SM College Scholarship Program started with Henry Sy Sr.’s vision: “to send one child from a less fortunate family to college so that the scholar could qualify for a better paying job and afford to send a sibling to school upon graduation. By repeating the cycle, the family is hoped to overcome poverty.” Starting with 100 scholars in 1993, the Scholarship Program has produced over 1,900 graduates, now employed in their chosen fields. More than 1,300 scholars are currently enrolled in the Foundation’s 82 partner colleges and universities nationwide.
Successful applicants will be notified through phone call by the end of April.