The Guinhawa Family Scholars program was established by Florencio Guinhawa as part of his “Pay It Forward” to the Filipinos. It was a payback for the deeds that many good persons provided him while he was growing up and struggling.
The idea of the Guinhawa Family Scholarship Program at MIT started to materialize and in January 2005. In June, 2008, as part of his CALABARZON educational investment, he signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Batangas State University and its president, Dr. Nora Magnaye and started the Gregorio and Esperdiona Guinhawa Scholarship, in honor of his parents.
In the beginning of the scholarship program, the criteria are based primarily on academic achievements, income ability and extra-curricular activities. Mapua Institute of Technology is based on a quarterm enrollment and the students are to complete their studies in 5-quarterm years. As the applicants grew in diversity in terms of academic and income level, he decided to grant the awards based on academic achievements and financial assistance needs. An essay that illustrates how the students will be able to contribute to the club’s goals of “Pay It Forward” is a requirement.
-50% of the total tuition fee will be paid by the Sponsor. Miscellaneous and other fees are charged to the scholars.
-Must be an incoming 3rd, 4th and 5th Year Engineering student;
-Must be of good moral character;
-Parents combined annual income must not exceed to Php 250,000.00 pesos;
-Must not be enjoying any other scholarship support from other private companies;
-Must be enrolled with a minimum of ten (10) units per term unless the applicant is on his/her last term;
-Must have a GWA standing of 2.25 for the last two terms;
-Must have no failing and incomplete grades in any subjects.
-Completed Scholarship Application From (Downloadable at MIT website http://www.mapua.edu.ph/Offices/CSFA/Downloads/Scholarship%20Form.pdf)
-Two 2×2 ID pictures
-Photocopy of Certificate of Matriculation (CM)
-Photocopy of Final Grade Report since 1st Year
-Photocopy of Latest Income Tax Return of Parents or Affidavit of Not Filing Income Tax Return
-Certificate of Good Health
-Certificate of Good Moral from Office of the Prefect and Discipline
-A brief essay with a theme: “PAYING IT FORWARD”
RESPONSIBILITIES OF SCHOLARS:
-The scholar must have a GWA of 2.5 or better every end of the term
-The scholar must not have a grade lower than 3.0 in any course/subject
-Must finish the program within the prescribed numbers of quarters
-The scholar must provide and update his/her personal contact information
-Must visit the CSFA Office before enrollment for validation
-The scholar shall participate in different activities conducted by Guinhawa Scholars Club
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Scholarship Application Schedule
|Application Period||Exam Schedule||Scholarship Results Date|
|May||no examinations||June 2, 2014|
Scholarship Exam Coverage