SM College Scholarship AY 2020-2021: application requirements, step-by-step process

MANILA, Philippines – SM Foundation continues it mission to provide college and technical-vocational scholarship grants to deserving college students. They are a firm believer that education is the best defense against poverty.

SM College Scholarship AY 2020-2021: application requirements, step-by-step process
SM Foundation opens college scholarship applications | Photo Courtesy: SM Foundation

With Henry Sy, Sr. belief that education is the best defense against poverty, the SM Foundation College Scholarship Grants have been ongoing for more than 2 decades.

The SM Foundation has opened their application process for interested students for the Academic Year (AY) 2020-2021.


To qualify as an SM Foundation scholar, you must fulfill the following:

  • Must be a Grade 12 high school graduate from public schools or private high school graduate with DepEd voucher after completing Grade 10 from public schools in the areas covered:
  • Luzon: NCR, Albay, Bataan, Batangas, Benguet, Bulacan, Cagayan, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Cavite, Isabela, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Palawan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Sorsogon, Quezon, Rizal, Tarlac, Zambales
  • Visayas: Capiz, Cebu, Iloilo, Leyte, Negros Occidental
  • Mindanao: Agusan del Norte, Davao del Sur, Misamis Oriental, South Cotabato, Zamboanga del Sur
  • A general weighted average grade of at least 88% or its equivalent for Grade 12 – 1st semester
  • With a total household income of less than or equal to P150,000 per year


SM Foundation Scholars get to enjoy the following benefits:

  • Choice of specialization in accounting, information technology, engineering and education
  • 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


Interested applicants must prepare the following:

  • Accomplished online application form
  • Attachments to the online application:
  • Parent's or Guardian's 2018 Income Tax Return / Certification of Non-Filing of Income / Certificate of Indigency
  • Latest Grade 12 report card
  • Birth Certificate
  • 2x2 ID picture
  • Sketch of home to the nearest SM mall

Step-by-step Application Process

1. Online Application

Go to

On the STUDENT tab, click the register button. Carefully accomplish the application form and upload the required documents.

2.) Confirm your Application within 7 days. Make sure to log -in to the SM Scholarship Online System within 7 days after the submission of the online application. If you fail to confirm it, your application will be considered void.

3.) Wait for the e-mail confirmation stating if you are qualified or if your application was considered invalid.

4.) Pass the examination and interview. After 15 days of receiving the e-mail confirmation, you will receive the schedule of exam. Exam passers will be announced on the same day. Interview will follow shortly after passing the exam.

5.) The SM Foundation team will conduct a house visit.

6.) After completing the above steps, SM Foundation will confirm your choice of course and school.

7.) Lastly, you will receive an email notification indicating the schedule of orientation and contract signing

Important: Online application portal will be accessible until December 31, 2019. Walk-in applicants will not be accepted.

Courses available

Here's the list of courses that scholars can choose from:
  • BS in Computer Science
  • BS in Information Technology
  • BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering / BS in Electronics Engineering
  • BS in Computer Engineering
  • BS in Civil Engineering
  • BS Mechanical Engineering
  • BS in Electrical Engineering
  • BS in Elementary Education
  • BS in Secondary Education major in Biology, Chemistry, General Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, English
  • BS in Accountancy
  • BS in Accounting Technology
  • BS in Accounting Information Systems
  • BS in Internal Auditing
  • BS in Financial Management
  • BS in Management Accounting

— Sally, The Summit Express

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