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Philippine College Scholarships: Megaworld Foundation Scholarship Program

A former mentor of mine said that one of the traits of truly successful people is the desire to give something back to the community that helped them become successful in the first place. Perhaps that is the rationale behind the Megaworld Foundation’s Scholarship Program.

As the socio-civic arm of the Megaworld Corporation, the foundation has set aside two ways of providing financial assistance to deserving students. Let’s take a closer look at its regular scholarship and its leadership grant.

Scholarship Details

1. Background Info: The Megaworld Foundation’s regular scholarship deals more with training students of specific courses (please see below), while its leadership grant has the added focus of developing students for the leadership positions of tomorrow.

2. Needed Documents: The two grants share some similar document requirements, though certain exclusive things exist for either one:

• Five ID photos: two 1 x 1s, two 2 x 2s and (for the regular scholarship only) one photo with the applicants’ guardian or family
• Birth certificate (certified by the NSO)
• Medical certificate complete with the license number of the attending physician
• BIR certification for tax exemption for guardian or for both parents, plus Income Tax Return or affidavit (regular scholarship only)
• NBI or police clearance (regular scholarship only)
• Barangay clearance proving the lack of a derogatory record on the part of the applicant (regular scholarship only)
• Certificate of enrolment or letter of admission (regular scholarship only)
• Certification of the applicant’s leadership position in any organization (leadership grant only)
• University recommendation letter (leadership grant only)
• Certificate of good moral character from the schools the applicants’ have attended (leadership grant only)
• Resume (leadership grant only)
• Grade reports all the way up to the current semester (leadership grant only)

3. Qualifications: The foundation will also assess applicants based on several criteria. For the regular scholarship, some of these will vary depending on whether they’re still incoming freshmen or already college level applicants:

Incoming freshmen applying for the regular scholarship must belong to the upper ten percent of their graduating batch. They also need to pass the entrance test of the university they’re interested in attending.

College level applicants need to take the full load prescribed for their course of choice. This must be indicated in the class schedule, course curriculum or enrolment assessment form. Understandably, they also need to complete their courses entire curriculum.

Regular scholarship or leadership grant applicants must have no failing grade, and their grade point average should be at 85% at the very least. Finally, the combined gross yearly income of their family must be at 300,000 pesos or less, regardless of which grant they actually go for.

4. Application Procedure: Simply obtain a foundation application form from the Megaworld Corporation Human Resources Department, fill it up completely and submit it to the people of the same department.

Applicants will also undergo screening in the form of IQ tests, psychological tests and interviews, the schedules of which will be determined by the Head Office. A committee will come up with the final list of scholars based on the applicants’ academic competence, intellectual capabilities, financial need and established sense of service to their school and community.

Scholar Privileges and Obligations

The foundation will pay for scholars’ tuition fees and other miscellaneous, school-related fees. It will also provide book allowances and monthly stipends for them. These students may renew their scholarships every year (up to five years) as long as they continue to make the cut.

In return, the foundation will ask scholars to maintain their full academic workload from semester to semester. If the scholars do well enough, Megaworld Corporation may very well hire them after they graduate.

Miscellaneous Information

Both grants have certain limitations, however. For one thing, they only apply to the following courses:

• Legal courses
• Business courses
• Finance courses
• Accountacy
• Interior design
• Information technology
• Architecture
• Engineering

What’s more, students can only apply for these grants with respect to accredited schools. For the leadership grant, they only have two universities to choose from: Ateneo de Manila University and the University of the Philippines Diliman. The regular scholarship offers more options, however:

• U.P. Diliman
• University of the East Manila
• University of Santo Tomas
• Technological University of the Philippines
• Polytechnic University of the Philippines
• Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
• Mapua Institute of Technology
• Lyceum of the Philippines
• Far Eastern University
• FEU – East Asia College
• Adamson University

Scholars who wish to shift courses or drop subjects must first seek the approval of the Megaworld Foundation Committee as well as the approval of their university’s officials. Neither grant will cover increased academic workloads due to subject withdrawals or changes in courses.

Contact Details

If you need to clarify anything about either scholarship grant, feel free to get in touch with Ms. Liza Broqueza of the Megaworld Foundation. You may call her at (632) 867-8826 to 40, local 505 or send her a facsimile at (632) 867-8801.

Alternatively, you may also drop her a line at csr@megaworldcorp.com. If you’d rather pay the Megaworld Foundation folks a visit, their office is located at the ground floor of the World Centre, 330 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City.

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104 thoughts on “Philippine College Scholarships: Megaworld Foundation Scholarship Program

  1. Hi. I would just like to ask that if ever I qualify for the scholarship, what Grade Point Average should I maintain?

    • I believe the post says you must present BIR certification for tax exemption (if applicable) as one of the required documents upon application. If this is problematic, please contact the Foundation directly for specific direction and instructions. Thanks!

  2. itatanong ko lang po kung kailan ang simula ng tanggapan ng applicant para sa scholarship program ng megaworld?sa PUP po ako nag aaral ng kursong BSBA-HRDM …mag sesecond year na ko this june 2013..at anu ano po ba ang requirements …thank you po

    • Hi! At the time of writing, yes, they were the courses to which the grants may be applied. That is to say, if you’re availing of the grants, your program must belong to the general course categories indicated in the article. There might have been changes, so if you’d like to know more, please contact the scholarship foundation. :)

  3. Good day and Godbless po. Need some updates lang po. Ask ko lang po if there is still scholarships being offered in your good office. Gusto ko po talagang makapagtapos ng college and have a bacheors degree. Sana po matulungan niyo po ako. This for my family. Thank you.

  4. GOODAM MAM/SIR:
    SANA PO MKAPAGAPPLY PO AKO SA SCHOLARSHIP GRANT PO NINYO NEED KO PO TLGA PARA MKPAGPATULOY PO AKO NG STUDIES MATAAS PO ANG GRADES KO PAGDATING SA ACADEMICS KASO HIRAP PO AKO PAGDATING SA MGA PANGANGAILANGAN SA SCHOOL KAYA NAGSTOP PO AKO..WALA NA PO AKONG MAGULANG TO SUPPORT MY SELF AS WELL AS MY STUDIES ..HOPE MABASA NYO PO ANG MESSAGES KO AT MSABI SAKIN KUNG PAANO MGAPPLY…AT MATULUNGAN NYO AKO….

  5. Good day Sir/Ma’am,
    Late na po kasi nang mabasa ko po ang tungkol sa scholarship offering niyo sa newspaper last year kaya hindi na po ako nakapag-apply. Masscomm student po ako ng Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Incoming second year na po ako ngayong pasukan po sa June. Dean’s lister din po ako sa dalawang semester ko po doon. May scholarship po ba akong pwedeng makuha mula po sa foundation ninyo? At ano po iyong mga requirements na kailangan at mga proseso po na pwede ko pong gawin? Salamat po.

  6. Hi Ma’am,

    Good Day.
    Just going to ask if there’s already results or any updates dun po sa mga nag-apply ng scholarship last 2nd week of April.

    Thnx and Regards.

  7. .eto po bang scholarship ay available pa po b? ako po ay incoming second year accountancy student and i really need a financial help patulong naman po!

  8. Good day. Ask ko lang po kung pwede pa ako mag apply ng scholarship kahit po nakapagdrop ako ng isang subject, Values Education (1.5 units) dahil po sa time ng subject. Nameet ko naman po lahat ng requirements including the grades to be maintained.

    Thank uou and God bless!

      • you need to personally call megaworld para sa details ng scholarship unless well-coordinated ung school mo sa megaworld, pwedeng sa school guidance na magtanong. pero ung requirements for the scholarship, as posted above, are still the same :)

  9. Good day po. I just want to know updates about the scholarship. may available na po bang slots? Kung meron na po, kelan po tatanggap ng applicants. Thank you po.

  10. humihingi po ako ng tulong sa inyo gustong gusto ko po makapag aral kaya lang po nahinto ako ngayung second sem di na po talaga kinaya ng mother ko IT student po ako….
    darwin hernando

  11. hello, im a first year engineering student at adamson university, may available po ba kayong scholarship for the second semester? please e-mail me po for details, thank you!

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