SM College Scholarship Program SY 2014-2015 | requirements, deadline of filing application

The SM College Scholarship Program, the flagship education program of the SM Foundation, Inc., is now accepting applications for SY 2014-2015. SM is now inviting qualified graduating fourth year public high school students to avail this opportunity. Learn more for the requirements, forms, guidelines and deadline of filing applications here.

SM scholarship program now accepting applications for SY 2014-2015

The scholarship program, now on its 20th year, helps provide quality education to bright but underprivileged public high school graduates. The program has 1,200 college scholars at any time nationwide enrolled in 73 colleges and universities in NCR, Baguio, Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Lucena, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Rizal, Tarlac, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo.

Below is the list of qualifications for the SM College Scholarship Program:
  • Graduates of Public High Schools
  • P150,000 or less household income per year, supported by a BIR Income Tax Return
  • Fourth year weighted average grade of at least 88% in the second or third grading period.

SM Foundation- Education said that application form and guidelines are now available at the customer service counters of the SM SuperMalls, SM Department Stores, SM Supermarkets and Save More Markets.

Deadline of filing applications is on December 20, 2013.

Procedure for SM Scholarship Application
  • Completely fill out the SM College Scholarship Application form.
  • Attach clear photocopy of F138 or Fourth year high school report card with the second or third grading period's weighted average.
  • Attach Certificate of passing the entrance test in school of choice (if available).
  • Attach photocopy of 2012 Income Tax Return (ITR) or Certificate of Non-filing of Income.
  • Submit accomplished application form and all required documents to the customer service counters of the SM SuperMalls, SM Department Stores, SM Supermarkets and Save More Markets before December 20, 2013.
  • Qualified applicants will be notified (through telephone call or sms) as to their schedule of interview and IQ test.
  • Only fully accomplished application forms, accompanied by all the required documents  will be processed.

Applicants have to hurdle a strict screening process which involves the usual written examinations and the personal interviews. It is important is that the applicant exhibits the potential for leadership as well as the actual, and not merely the imagined, capability of doing well in one’s studies but also eventually in contributing to the enhancement of one’s community.

The benefits of being selected as an SM Foundation’s scholar are enormous and thus not limited to the hand-out of free tuition. The scholar is free to choose his/her career path, 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.

The scholars are given monthly allowances; they attend bonding and sharing annual activities such as the general assembly, recollection, sportsfest, Christmas party, summer and Christmas break jobs at SM stores. When studies are all done, they can expect job offers from the SM organization that is significantly present in most, if not all, the commercial centers in the country.

SM Foundation takes pride in its scholars’ achievements. The 2013 batch of graduates composed of 225 scholars yielded 91 who attained Latin Honors and Academic Distinction; 4 Summa cum Laude, 18 Magna cum Laude, 48 Cum Laude, and 21 Academic Distinction.  

Launched in 2003, the SM Foundation’s College Scholarship Program is the embodiment of the foundation’s education advocacy, one of many intended to extend immediate and long-range assistance to deprived communities in areas served by the SM Group of Companies.

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