The SM founder Henry Sy, Sr., believes education is the best defense against poverty. SM Foundation provides college and technical-vocational scholarship grants and access to primary education through school buildings to help the youth achieve their dreams. The SMFI College Scholarship program aims to assist poor but deserving high school students in getting a college education and building a better future for themselves and their families.
SM Foundation Vision is to create a Philippines where everyone has the opportunity for self-improvement. The environment is sustained for future generations. Their mission is to make targeted social investments in education, health care, livelihood, and shelter to help underserved Filipinos improve their lives. They will promote initiatives to protect and enhance the Philippines’ unique and diverse ecological heritage. They will work directly with communities to give them the required assistance. By leveraging their corporate assets to secure resources, build awareness, and engage with strong partners to create programs that promote a cycle of positive change.
Moreover, they also serve as the heart of the SM group of companies focused on social inclusion by nurturing and caring for underserved communities where SM is present. Established in 1983 by Henry Sy, Sr. and Felicidad T. Sy, they continue to pursue their mission which is anchored on its founding principle of PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE. They are committed to serving by supporting and empowering their host communities through education, healthcare, shelter, disaster response, farmer’s training, environmental programs, and care for persons with special needs.
What are the qualifications?
- Grade 12 graduates from public and private schools in the areas covered. Applicants from private schools must have a DepEd voucher and must be Grade 10 finishers from public high schools.
- General weighted average grade of at least 92% or its equivalent for Grade 12 – 1st semester.
- Total household income of at most P250,000 per year.
What are the dates to remember?
|Start of Online Application Period||February 1, 2023|
|Deadline for Filing of Application||March 30, 2023|
What are the requirements needed?
- Accomplished online application form
- Attachments to the online application:
- Parent’s or Guardian’s 2019 Income Tax Return / Certification of Non-Filing of Income / Certificate of Indigency
- Latest Grade 12 report card
- Birth Certificate
- 2×2 ID picture
- Sketch of home to the nearest SM Mall
What are the benefits?
Successful applicants are entitled to 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 break
- Exclusive job offers with the SM group upon graduation
- Other fun-filled activities and enrichment programs
What are the priority courses?
Incoming college student must take up the following courses:
- BS in Computer Science
- BS in Information Technology
- BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering/ BS In Electronics Engineering/ BS Electronics Engineering
- BS in Computer Engineering
- BS in Civil Engineering
- BS in Electrical Engineering
- BS in Mechanical Engineering
- BS in Accountancy
- BS in Accounting Technology
- BS in Accounting Information Systems
- BS in Internal Auditing
- BSBA in Financial Management
- BSBA in Management Accounting
- BS in Elementary Education
- BS in Secondary Education major in Biology, Chemistry, General Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, English
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What are the areas covered?
|1. NCR||1. Capiz||1. Agusan del Norte|
|2. Albay||2. Cebu||2. Davao del Sur|
|3. Bataan||3. Iloilo||3. Misamis Oriental|
|4. Batangas||4. Leyte||4. South Cotabato|
|5. Benguet||5. Negros Occidental||5. Zamboanga del Sur|
|8. Camarines Norte|
|9. Camarines Sur|
|13. Nueva Ecija|
Online Process Application Flow
|1. Apply Online||Accomplish the online application form and upload all the required documents to https://scholarship.sm-foundation.org|
|2. Processing and Evaluation||SMFI will assess the submitted application forms and documents. The applicant will receive an email notification regarding the status of application. (e.g. “Declined” or “For Exam”|
|3. Online Exam||The schedule of the online exam as well as the results of the exam will be sent via email.|
|4. Online Interview||Exam passers will be interviewed via Google Meet by SM Foundation Schedule and results of the interview will be sent via email.|
|5. Virtual Home Visit||The SM Foundation team will conduct random virtual home visits via Google Meet to those who passed the interview.|
|6. Confirmation of School and Course||Successful applicants will be notified via phone call or email to confirm their school and course|
|7. Orientation and Contract Signing||An email notification with the schedule of orientation and contract signing will be sent to the successful applicants|
SM Foundation Contact Details
Applicants may contact SM Foundation with the following details as follows:
SM Foundation, Inc. 3/F Bayshore, SM Retail Headquarters Tower B, J.W. Diokno Blvd. cor. Bayshore Ave., Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City 1300 (632) 857-0100 loc. 1678 (632) 831-8282 firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: SM Foundation