CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela, April 26 — The SM Foundation has selected 14 scholars entering college from this city for the school year 2013-2014.
SM Foundation executive director for education Carmen Linda Atayde said the scholars successfully passed the aptitude test and interviews that was conducted first week of April in the city.
Atayde said the lucky scholars are Mercedes G. Acosta, Jhun King Alindayu, Arnie T. Antonio, Jennifer O. Arcadio, Jermagne A. Ceria, Myrna P. del Rosario, Joseph C. Eco Jr., Jejoy A. Fernandez, Karen L. Flores, Kristine Faye G. Nicolas, Tristan L. Piosang, Charlene Joy B. Quintos, Cathrina Carissa G. Sotelo and Atilano Warren G. Taguba.
She said the students can enroll at SM Foundations partner shools in Isabela particularly Isabela State University (ISU), Our Lady of the Pillar College (OLPC), University of Perpetual help (UPH) and can enroll in courses like accountancy, education or Information Technology (IT).
Atayde said the scholars can avail of free tuition, miscellaneous expenses and monthly stipend until they graduated from their chosen fields.
Scholars can also participate in training programs and activities of SM Foundation for their holistic development like personality development programs, value formations, and individual counseling sessions to name a few.
She said scholars are also given the opportunity to work with SM during their school break to earn.
The SM scholarship program was established in 1982 to provide quality education to bright but underprivileged public high school graduates.
Atayde said that there are now at least 1,500 student-scholars of the foundation.
The SM shopping mall is being constructed in the city as a future convenience store for Cauayenos and its nearby towns. (PNA)