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Mall giant SM extends scholarship application period

Philippine Information Agency
21 Jan 2021, 19:38 GMT+10

DAGUPAN CITY, Jan 21 (PIA) - Mall giant SM, through its Foundation, announced the extension of the SM College Scholarship Program online application for SY 2021-2022 until March 20, 2021.

Kristine Santiago, corporate communications officer of SM in Pangasinan, said the extension will allow more graduating Grade 12 students to comply with the application requirements.

"SM Foundation, through its scholarship program, provides deserving and qualified students with access to college education and technical-vocational studies since 1993," Santiago said.

She added that the program believes that education is the primary solution to poverty and through the program, the youth attain their full potential and achieve their dreams.

The SM scholarship program is open to the following:

• Grade 12 graduates from public and private schools in the areas covered. For private school graduates, applicants should have the Department of Education (DepEd) voucher and was able to finish Junior High from a public school;

• With 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 at most P150,000 per year.

The 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.

Santiago said because of the pandemic, application is now online so interested students can visit any of SM's official social media platforms (@SMFoundationInc.) for more details.

SM scholars receive full tuition fees and other school fees while Graduate scholars receive exclusive job offers with the SM Group. To date, SMFI has supported almost 5,500 scholar-graduates nationwide, Santiago added. (JCR/VHS/PIA Pangasinan)

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