SM FOUNDATION is now accepting applicants for College Scholarship Program for academic year 2019- 2020. Online application is available through the SM Foundation website www. sm-foundation.org.
One can apply for the college scholarships with the following qualifications:
Fourth year or grade 12 public high school graduates from schools in the areas covered who are grade 10 finishers from public high schools.
Grade 12 graduates from private schools in the areas covered with DepEd vouchers and grade 10 finishers from public high schools.
General weighted average grade of at least 88% or its equivalent for Fourth year 2nd and 3rd grading period and grade 12 – 1st semester.
Total household income of at most P150,000 per year. Most of the scholars are children of vendors, tricycle drivers, jeepney drivers, farmers, fishermen, laborers or unemployed.
Most of them have graduated with high honors and they will enjoy the following benefits:
• Full tuition and miscellaneous fees
• A monthly allowance
• Activities that will develop their character
• Opportunities to work at The SM Store during their summer and Christmas breaks
The SM College Scholarship program started with the vision of SM patriarch Henry Sy, Sr.—to send one child from a less fortunate family to college.
After graduation, this child should send one sibling to school and should be able to provide a better future for the family.
Starting with only 100 scholars in 1993, the SM Scholarship Program has produced over 3,000 graduates to date.
The Foundation continues to provide poor yet deserving students a chance for a better future through higher education.
Currently, there are 3,000 SM Scholars enrolled in the Foundation’s more than 100 partner colleges and universities, nationwide.
To date, SM City Olongapo has produced 22 scholars since the mall has started its operation.