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Corporate Scholarships for College Students in the Philippines

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Last year when my cousin was preparing to enter college, I compiled a list of scholarship programs in the Philippines to help pay for her fees and other expenses and to make her resumé attractive to future employers. When she got into the University of the Philippines where they don’t have to pay any fees, I totally forgot about it until the other week.

 

I’m sharing this list of corporate scholarship programs in case you or anybody you know needs help paying for college. This post is solely for scholarship programs sponsored by private companies and rich people foundations. I have another list for government scholarship programs that I will share within the month. I want to make this an evergreen post, meaning I will keep this constantly updated. If you know other programs that are not on the list OR if you have any experience about the application process, please feel free to write in the comments or send me a message through my contact page. Let’s help others who may benefit from the information.

 

I know that there are smart, hardworking, and dedicated people out there who do not have the means to go to college but are willing to put in the hard work to get an education. I was only able to attend one of the country’s top universities because of a scholarship. I personally experienced the transformative power of education and I certainly wouldn’t be as awesome as I am now if I didn’t have a scholarship in college. That’s because I wouldn’t have been able to attend at all.

 

Anyway, enough about me. I hope this list can help anybody out there get an education and change their lives for the better the way I and many others did.

ABOITIZ COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (ACSP)

For: undergraduate students pursuing degrees related to Accountancy, Business / Management / Finance, Information Technology, Engineering, Communications and Social Sciences (Psychology, Economics, and Political Science).

Award: Financial assistance under ACSP covers tuition and miscellaneous expenses, book requirements and transportation needs. The scholarship is renewable every semester, for as long as the student maintains the 85% grade point average requirement (or its equivalent) and makes normal progress toward a degree.

Contact: NAC Tower, 32nd Street Bonifacio Global City, 1634 Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines Tel: 632 886 2800 aboitizfoundation@aboitiz.org

Follow their Facebook page for announcements. In 2018, the call for applicants was announced in May.

Source: Press Release – Aboitiz Group awards 20 college Scholarships for school year 2017-2018

AY FOUNDATION (AMBASSADOR ALFONSO T. YUCHENGCO BAYANIHAN FOUNDATION INC.)

For: Students who are cultural minorities (e.g Muslims, Tagbanuas, Ifugaos, Mangyans, etc.) referred to AYF , street children under the care of and referred by child welfare institutions/NGOs

Award: Based on the following brackets:

  • Bracket A – Parent’s combined net income 0 – 195,000

100% tuition and other allowable school fees as officially assessed by the school registrar or Php 30,000 annually, whichever is lower plus Php 4,000 allowance per year for a maximum grant of Php 34,000 a year.

  • Bracket B – Parent’s combined net income 195,001 – 245,000

75% of tuition and other allowable school fees as officially assessed by the school registrar or Php 23,000 annually, whichever is lower plus Php 3,000 allowance per year for a maximum grant of Php 26,000 a year.

  • Bracket C – Parent’s combined net income 245,001 – 320,000

50% of tuition and other allowable school fees as officially assessed by the school registrar or Php 15,000 annually, whichever is lower plus Php 2,000 allowance per year for a maximum grant of Php 17,000 a year.

Requirements:

  • Application form with picture
  • Latest report card/transcript of records
  • Latest income tax return/W2 forms of parents. If parents are unemployed, submit an Affidavit of Non-Income
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • For cultural minorities and street children: a referral from a reputable public or private organization

Contact: 48F Yuchengco Tower RCBC Plaza 6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City || Phone: +63 894-9000 || Fax: +63 894-9000

Source: AY Foundation Scholarship site

CARMUDI PHILIPPINES

For:  Students currently studying:

  • Economics
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Media
  • IT
  • Engineering

Award: One-semester award amounting to P30,000. This is not a year-long scholarship

Requirements:

  • +18 years old
  • 1.75 + grades or Latin Honors status
  • 500-word “Letter of Intent” (English) explaining why he/she should be the sole recipient of the scholarship.
  • A reference letter from the university stating the applicant’s study program and dates of attendance OR a copy of a valid student identification card confirming that the student is currently enrolled in a course at the participating university
  • Photocopy of the student’s transcripts indicating a GPA of 1.75 or above (or Latin honors status).

Contact:  scholarship@carmudi.com.ph.

Source: Carmudi Philippines Scholarship site

FUJITSU – FPI COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP GRANT

For: Students taking up Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related field of Information Technology and taking up Japanese language lessons. Must be studying in one the following universities:

  • Ateneo de Manila University
  • University of Santo Tomas
  • University of Asia and the Pacific
  • Mapua Institute of Technology
  •  Don Bosco Technical Institute

Award: Not disclosed.

Contact: FUJITSU PHILIPPINES, INC.
Contact Person: Ms. Marivic Que

Phone: (+63 2) 793-7900 (local 5396)
Fax: (+63 2) 793-7977
E-mail: m.que@ph.fujitsu.com
Address: 12/F Net Square, 3rd Avenue cor. 28th Street, Crescent Park West, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City 1634, Philippines

Source: FPI College Scholarship site

 

GAWAD PATNUBAY – LAND BANK

For: Students taking up BS Agriculture, BS Fisheries, or any agriculture-related degrees. Students from the following partner universities have to undergo pre-processing by the university are accepted :

  • Benguet State University (BSU)
  • Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU)
  • Isabela State University (ISU)
  • Central Luzon State University (CLSU)
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
  • Marinduque State College (MSC)
  • Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA)
  • UP Visayas (Miag-ao Campus)
  • Negros Oriental State University (NORSU)
  • Bohol Island State University (BISU)
  • Visayas State University (VSU)
  • Jose Rizal Memorial State University (JRMSU)
  • Central Mindanao University (CMU)
  • University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP)
  • University of Southern Mindanao (USM)
  • Surigao del Sur State University (SDSSU)

Award: The scholarship includes the following:

  • 100% subsidy for tuition fees
  • Very Competitive monthly stipend
  • Yearly Book allowance
  • Research grant/thesis funding
  • Licensure review and examination subsidy
  • Financial award for honor students from Php 30,000 to Php 50,000 cash incentive
  • 10-week Education-to-Employment (E2E) Internship Program (Inclusive of airfare, accommodation, food, and stipend)
    • 3-week capacity building and personal development at the LANDBANK Head Office
    • 7-week field internship

Requirements:

  • Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • True copy of grades with the university’s seal
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a professor
  • Two essays: (1) 500 words on “Why am I pursuing an agriculture-related course?” and (2) 500 words on “How does LandBank help in nation building and the agriculture industry (fishery, farming, forestry, etc.)?”
  • PSA certified birth certificate
  • Photocopy of parent’s ITR/certificate of tax exemption from the BIR/certificate of indigency
  • Certificate of good moral character from the university/college Office of Student Affairs
  • Barangay Clearance

Contact: lbp-cad@mail.landbank.com or download the brochure through this link.

Destroyed academy in Kunya Urgench
Remains of the famous academy in Kunya-Urgench, Turkmenistan, where great scholars including Al Biruni and Avicenna studied and taught. The academy was destroyed when Genghis Khan’s hordes ravaged the once great city of Urgench.

GLOBE-SINGTEL

For: College freshmen and sophomores with excellent academic, extra-curricular, and community service accomplishments from the Philippines’ top universities.

Award:

  • Tuition and other miscellaneous fees
  • Book, meal, transportation, and living allowances for the entire duration of their college years.
  • Upon graduation, will be given an internship stint in both Globe and SingTel and will take part in the management development program of Globe or SingTel.

Contact: Contact your university Office of Student Affairs

GOKONGWEI BROTHERS FOUNDATION

Contact: 6/F Robinsons Cybergate Tower 3, Robinsons Pioneer Complex, Pioneer Street, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

GBF Iskolar ni Juan

For: High school graduates and out of school youth interested to take up technical-vocational programs

Award: Fully-subsidized one-year scholarship for GBF’s signature TESDA-registered program followed by on-the-job training and employment at Universal Robina Corporation-Branded Consumer Foods Group. Room and board at the GBF Technical Training Center.

 

GBF STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Scholarship for Excellence

For: Outstanding students belonging to low-income families and taking science and engineering degrees in top-ranked Philippine schools. Only students at the top 30% of the batch qualify for this program.

Award: Not disclosed.

 

GBF-JG Business Units STEM Scholarship for Excellence

For: Students who are in the final two years of their science and engineering undergraduate studies and the top 30% of the batch in top-ranked Philippine schools.

Award: The scholarship aims to groom future leaders of JG Summit companies by immersing students in the industry and providing employment opportunities after they graduate. Other coverage not disclosed.

 

LUIS CO CHI KIAT FOUNDATION (LCCKFI)

For: Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila students taking up all courses EXCEPT nursing. Students with a weighted average of at least 85% or higher, no other scholarship grants, family income not exceeding Php 10,000, must be favorably recommended by the scholarship coordinator, must have a “regular” academic status of good standing.

Award: Coverage for tuition fees

Contact: Luis Co Chi Kiat Foundation Inc. (LCCKFI);  (+63 2) 527-7941 to 48 || PLM registrar: registrar@plm.edu.ph

 

MANULIFE

For: 2-3 financially needy freshman College of Science students of the University of the Philippines – Diliman.  The student must not avail of other scholarship programs.

Award:

  • 4-year scholarship for BS Mathematics students – Php 80,000 every academic year (except summer)
  • 1-year scholarship for College of Science students –  Php 50,000 per year

Contact: Office of the Dean, Office of the Associate Dean for Student and Public Affairs / Institute of Mathematics Director, CS.

Source: Scholarship announcement

 

MEGAWORLD FOUNDATION

For: Incoming Freshmen and Incoming sophomores and junior from the following schools:

  • Adamson University
  • Angeles University Foundation
  • Ateneo de Manila University
  • Centro Escolar University-Manila
  • Chiang Kai Shek College
  • Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Calamba
  • De La Salle University – Manila
  • De La Salle College St. Benilde
  • Far Eastern University – Manila
  • Far Eastern University – Institute of Technology
  • Grace Christian College
  • Jose Rizal University
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University – Manila
  • Manila Tytana College
  • Mapua Institute of Technology – Intramuros
  • Miriam College
  • National University
  • Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Mesa
  • San Beda College – Manila
  • San Sebastian College – Recoletos
  • Technological Institute of the Philippines
  • Technological University of the Philippines
  • University of the East
  • University of the Philippines – Diliman
  • University of Santo Tomas

Award:

  • Full tuition fee (late charges, installment fee, graduation fees are not included)
  • Allowance per school year
  • Career opportunity at Megaworld Corporation and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates
  • Limited to the following schools: Adamson University; Angeles University Foundation; Ateneo de Manila University; Centro Escolar University – Manila; Chiang Kai Shek College; Colegio de San Juan de Letran – Calamba; De La Salle University – Manila; De La Salle College St. Benilde; Far Eastern University – Manila; Far Eastern University – Institute of Technology; Grace Christian College; Jose Rizal University; Lyceum of the Philippines University – Manila; Manila Tytana College; Mapua Institute of Technology – Intramuros;  Miriam College; National University; Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila; Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Mesa; San Beda College – Manila;  San Sebastian College – Recoletos; Technological Institute of the Philippines; Technological University of the Philippines; University of the East; University of the Philippines – Diliman; and University of Santo Tomas.

 

Contact: MEGAWORLD Foundation Inc. 19th Floor, Alliance Global Tower, 11th Ave. corner 36th St. Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City | Telephone Nos.:894-6437 to 38 | Email Address: csr1@megaworldcorp.com

 

Imam Reza Mosque in Mashad
Inside the Imam Reza Mosque, the largest mosque in the world located in Mashad, Iran. It houses several seminaries and the Razavi University of Islamic Sciences.

 

METROGOLD SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Contact: For more information, you may contact Ms. Cristina Bengson at 898-8898 or cristina.bengson@metrobank.com.ph.

 

Fluor-MBFI Scholarship Program

For: 25 incoming first-year engineering students of any field from the following schools:

  • Adamson University
  • Don Bosco Technical College-Mandaluyong
  • Technical University of the Philippines-Manila
  • University of Santo Tomas
  • University of the East-Manila
  • Central Philippine University (Ilo-ilo City)

 

Award: Five-year grant for full academic assistance and allowances

 

MBFI-Boysen Scholarship Program

For: 10 incoming 2nd-year architecture students from the University of the Philippines-Diliman and University of Santo Tomas

Award: 100% coverage of tuition and miscellaneous fees, monthly allowance plus supplemental formation and training activities.

 

Assistance for the Completion of College Education for Superior Students II (ACCESS II) Scholarship Program

For: Students completing degrees in the following areas: Information and Computer Technology, Business/Accounting/Management Courses, Engineering, and Education from CHED Centers of Excellence in universities/colleges located in the following regions:

  • Luzon (Region II-Cagayan Valley & Region Region IV-B – MIMAROPA
  • Visayas (Region VIII – Eastern Visayas)
  • Mindanao (Region-XIII-Caraga Region & ARMM)

Award: Full coverage of school fees and monthly living allowance plus an annual financial subsidy amounting to P50, 000.

Metrobank Foundation/GT Foundation – Youth for Excellence and Service (MBFI/GTFI YES) Scholarship Program

For: Undergraduate Manila Tytana College students.

Awards: Not disclosed

PHILDEV

For: Sophomore-onwards students in Science and Engineering Programs. Family gross income must be below P500,000 per year.  Must be willing to remain in the Philippines for at least 5 years after graduation.

Award: Coverage for school tuition and miscellaneous fees. Stipends and allowances may be awarded to some students with extenuating circumstances. The grant is renewable every semester until the recipient finishes his/her degree, subject to compliance with scholarship stipulations. The student may be offered a position by Phildev (acceptance not obligatory).

Contact: Unit 201- B Bonaventure Plaza, Ortigas Avenue, Greenhills, San Juan City 1500, +63 (02) 570-5247 || Email: info@phildev.org

 

PHINMA FOUNDATION

For:

First years students of Philippine Normal University-Manila specializing in:

  • English
  • Filipino
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Early Childhood
  • Information Technology Education

 

Incoming second or third-year University of the Philippines – Diliman students specializing in:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Business Administration and Accountancy

 

Incoming second-year Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Mesa students taking up BS Accountancy

 

Award: Not disclosed

Contact: pfi@phinma.com.ph

Source: PHINMA scholarship website

SMART COMMUNICATIONS / SWEEP

For: School-prequalified, full time, graduating students in good physical and mental health not currently receiving other scholarships, taking up any of the following degree courses:

  • Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Management Information Systems
  • BS Statistics
  • BS Math

Must be studying in the following schools:

  • Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines
  • Technological University of the Philippines – Manila
  • University of Makati
  • Bataan State Peninsula University
  • Bulacan State University
  • Mariano Marcos State University
  • Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology
  • Tarlac State University
  • Batangas State University
  • Mindanao State University – General Santos
  • University of Southeastern Philippines

Award:

  • Payment of assessed school fees not exceeding P6,000.00 per semester
  • Book allowance of P2,000.00 per semester
  • Stipend of P3,000.00 per month

 

Contacts: Smart Communications, Inc. Public Affairs Department, 8/F Smart Tower I 6799 Ayala Ave., Makati City 1226, Philippines, c/o Michelle Bayhonan|| Email: sweep@smart.com.ph ||
Fax: +632 5113100

 

SM FOUNDATION

Contact: Those interested to apply may email education@sm-foundation.org or call 552-7013 or 857-0100 loc 1681, 1684, 1687 & 1688.

College/University Scholarship

For: Graduating Fourth year or Grade 12 students with a general weighted average of at least 88% by the second or third grading period. Total household income must not exceed P150, 000 per year. Must pursue:

  • Accountancy
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Education

Award:

  • Full tuition
  • Monthly allowance
  • Part-time job opportunities during semestral and Christmas breaks
  • Exclusive job offers with the SM group upon graduation
  • Other fun-filled activities and enrichment programs

Technical-Vocational Scholarships

For: High school graduates interested in taking tech-voc courses in the following areas:

  • Food and Beverage
  • Automobile Mechanic
  • Fitter Machinist
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning
  • Small Arc Welding
  • Electromechanics

Award:

  • Full tuition subsidy in any SM partner schools
  • On the job internship
  • Referral to industry partners after graduation
  • Other fun-filled activities

TAN YAN KEE FOUNDATION – TYKFI PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

For: Undergraduate University of the East students in the following fields:

  • Engineering
  • Computer Science/Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Accountancy
  • Dentistry
  • English
  • Communication Arts

Award: Coverage for tuition and other school fees. The scholarship is renewable every semester

Contact: 735- 5471 local 398, 399 or 735-8577 (UE Manila), 367-4787 or 367-4572 (UE Caloocan) or 816-5520 and -22 (TYKFI)

 

VICENTE AND VICTORIA TANTUCO FAMILY FOUNDATION

For: Students who graduated from public high schools with honors (valedictorian, salutatorian or at least belonged to the top 10 of the high school batch) with a general weighted average of least 85 % in the prior to the year. If the student already receives a scholarship from another source,

Award: This scholarship is for four (4) years as long the scholar complies with criteria set by the foundation. The maximum grant is P20, 000.00 per semester.

  • Textbook allowance
  • Transportation/accommodation allowance
  • Meal allowances
  • Coverage for tuition and miscellaneous fees based on the following matrix:

 

GWA                                                                     % of tuition allowance

96 – 100                                                       100% + other miscellaneous fee (if applicable)

90 – 95                                                          75% + other miscellaneous fee (if applicable)

85 – 89                                                          50% + other miscellaneous fee (if applicable)

 

 

Contact: 663 JP Rizal St., Namayan, Mandaluyong City || Tel: (02) 531-9071 || Fax: (02) 532-1722 || E-mailadmin@tantucofoundation.org

Source: VVFF Scholarship site

ZALORA SCHOLARSHIP

For: Incoming or current full-time student (not in their final year) in the following schools:

  • Raffles Design Institute
  • Fashion Institute of the Philippines
  • Enderun Colleges
  • De La Salle University
  • Ateneo de Manila University
  • University of the Philippines – Los Banos
  • University of the Philippines – Diliman
  • SoFA Design Institute
  • Treston College
  • Far Eastern University
  • Asian Institute of Management
  • University of Asia and the Pacific
  • IAcademy

Applicants have to submit an essay based on the annual theme determined by Zalora.

 

Award:

  • Partial coverage for tuition fees
  • Possible internship at Zalora

 

Contact: scholarship@zalora.com

 

FINAL APPEAL

Again, since this is an evergreen post that will be updated constantly, feel free to contribute any pertinent information such as other scholarship programs, experience in the application process, experience as a scholarship recipient, etc.

 

And for those who are looking for scholarships to attend college, good luck!

2 thoughts on “Corporate Scholarships for College Students in the Philippines

  1. Hi Katie,
    this is a great site, and obviously it was tedious to collect all this data. I am a chemist at the end of his professional life, and I met a young student of marine biology, who started to follow me on Facebook. His family just gave up help during his first year, and I am now helping out. But this will not suffice, and he should find routes in the Philippines, so I am looking for a way to get him organized to receive a grant or stipend.
    You mentioned, that there is also a list of official sources. The ones in your current website are private organization. Could you give me the official ones as well? This would be a great help, and I would then contact these organizations together with Lloyd.
    Any more advice would this be highly appreciated.
    Kind regards
    Klaus-Peter

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