Tacloban City: Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) is now a partner university of SM Foundation when a memorandum of agreement is signed to forge this partnership. SM scholars from Samar and Leyte don’t need to travel far to enroll for Engineering, IT and Education courses.
At the 50th Anvil Awards Gold Gabi ng Parangal of the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) recently, SM Foundation received two Silver Anvil Awards for its public relations (PR) programs in a sustained basis in literacy (SM Foundation College Scholarship Program) as well as in health and wellness (SM Foundation’s Medical Mission and Felicidad T. Sy Wellness Program).
One hundred and forty-five (145) scholars from National Capital Region and nearby provinces are now scholars of SM Foundation for school year 2015-2016. They are from Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Malabon City, Navotas City, Quezon City, Taguig City, Tanay City and Valenzuela City.
SM Foundation welcomes its first batch of scholars for school year 2015-2016
Two hundred sixty-four (264) SM scholar-graduates gathered at the SMX Convention Center recently for an exclusive job offer event held by the SM Foundation.
When Aljon Laborte’s father boarded the MV Princess of the Stars en route to Cebu in 2008, he didn’t think that this will set off a chain of events that will change his life drastically.
“I was still in high school when my dad died,” Aljon said. “He was one of the victims of the MV Princess of the Stars.”
What better way to remember a friend who passed away years ago than by sponsoring scholars?
This is why the Louis Coson Friendship Cup Scholars keep growing each year. In 2008, golfing friends of the late Ambassador Louis Coson decided to sponsor a golf tournament, proceeds of which will honor his memory through a scholarship program. With the help of SM Foundation, the first batch of scholars, all children of caddies/umbrella girls or boys, were awarded scholarship grants in colleges within the vicinity of Tagaytay Midlands where the tournament was first held.
Gloria Joyce Masiglat or Joyjoy has big dreams.
Despite being an only child, Joyjoy’s family’s expenses were greatly limited by her father’s earnings as a driver. She was even worried that her parents would not be able to support her through college.
New SM scholar Kenneth Gayagomes and his father Hugo were all smiles as they signed the contract to formalize Kenneth’s scholarship grant from SM Foundation last April 8, 2015. A total of 145 students from NCR and nearby areas of Bulacan, Baliwag, Sta. Rosa, Calamba, San Pablo and Cavite, were welcomed as SM Foundation’s first batch of scholars for school year 2015-2016.
On May 27, 264 scholar-graduates of SM Foundation in accountancy, computer science, information technology, education, computer engineering, electronics and communications engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering and mechanical engineering were offered positions by the human resources representatives of the SM Group. Participating companies include SM Investments Corporation, The SM STORE, SM Food Retail, Shopping Center Management Corporation, SM Prime Holdings, Inc. and other SM Retail affiliates.
President Benigno Aquino presented the ‘Outstanding Exemplar in the Private Sector’ award to Tessie Sy-Coson for SM Foundation’s programs in education, health and wellness, and livelihood during the annual media Bulong-Pulungan Christmas party event at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila last December 11. The ‘Outstanding Exemplar’ award is given yearly to people from both the government and private sector who have made great contributions in nation-building.