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Peter Valdes Scholarship Grant in Engineering

Peter Valdes Scholarship Grant in Engineering

Scholarship Background

Mr. Peter Valdes is a co-founder of Filipino Tivoli Systems and Vinta Systems. He became part of the who’s who of the global information technology industry when his co-partners sold Tivoli Systems to IBM for $ 743 M in 1996. He eventually decided to invest some of his money in the Philippines, as he hoped to spark software development in the country. He co-founded Vinta Systems in 1998.

An industrial engineering graduate of the University of the Philippines in 1975, Valdes pursued his graduate studies in the US. He later worked as a software architect with IBM in Austin, Texas, where he met his co-partner Robert Fabbio who later co-founded Tivoli Systems in 1989 along with Steve Marcie and Todd Smith.

Valdes loves to teach and was among those who signed up first a member of Brain Gain Network, an online network and productivity site hosting the largest database of Filipino technical experts in the country and abroad.

Scholarship Benefits

P 18,500 per semester

Benefits remitted every semester. Funds with UP Diliman

Scholarship Qualifications

must be at least in his/her 3rd year;
must have obtained an average grade of “2.0” or better and must have carried at least 15 units with no grade of “5.00” or unremoved grade of “4.00” or “inc.” in the semester immediately preceding the application;
must take elective courses related to computer software design and development and in one elective/course must do a special project under a UP faculty member recommended by Peter Valdez or his representative;
must be encouraged to do a one summer OJT at a software development company
recommended by Peter Valdez or his representative.

Scholarship Requirements

the scholarship is renewable every semester.

Renewal: “2.0”

Number of Slots


Scholarship Application Schedule

Application Period Exam Schedule Scholarship Results Date
June no examinations to be announced by UP Diliman OSSS

Scholarship Exam Coverage

  • none


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