Believing that education is a key factor in the alleviation of poverty, the Metrobank Foundation created the College Scholarship Program (CSP) to provide quality education to financially challenged, but gifted students. Under the program, the foundation offers Assistance for the Completion of College Education for Superior Students (ACCESS), the Excellence in Teaching Program (ETP) and the Grants In Aid of College Education (GRACE). The foundation also established the Share A Gift Education (SAGE) Program and the Teaching Excellence for the Completion of Higher Education (TEACH).
The Assistance for the Completion of College Education for Superior Students (ACCESS), which granted 4-year scholarship to 611 students, enrolled in accountancy, business management and education courses.
Excellence in Teaching Program (ETP), established in 1997 in partnership with the Pi Lambda Theta (PLT)-Philippine Area Chapter, an honor society of women educators, which provided 141 2-year scholarship grants to students majoring in English, Science or Math.
Grants in Aid of College Education (GRACE) in which, upon the recommendation of then MBFI Chairman of the Board, former President Corazon C. Aquino, the Foundation extended a special education assistance package to 159 qualified graduating students in selected Level II- or III- accredited schools all over the country.
The Assistance for the Completion of College Students for Superior Students (ACCESS) II is a 4-year scholarship program that supports 50 scholars nationwide, enrolled in priority courses in Education, Information Technology, Engineering, and Business Administration – Entrepreneurship. Partner institutions chosen for this program were accredited by CHED to be the centers of excellence and development in the mentioned courses, all of which include private and state universities.
The Foundation also established the Share A Gift Education (SAGE) Program, which supported elementary and high school Filipino-Chinese students enrolled in 95 schools accredited by the Association of Filipino-Chinese Schools all over the country in partnership with the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FFCCCII).
Teaching Excellence for the Completion of Higher Education (TEACH), in partnership with De La Salle University (DLSU), intended for former awardees of SOT to pursue post graduate studies MA or Ph.D. in Educational Management and Leadership at DLSU.
The College Scholarship Program is one of the foundation’s flagship programs in education. Scholars receive full subsidies for tuition fees and fixed allowances every semester.
Partner schools announce the availability of slots and disseminate information about the scholarship programs in their respective campuses. They also receive and process submitted applications.
All three scholarship programs (ACCESS, ETP and GRACE) are based both on academic merit and financial need, with applicants required to meet a grade average of 85% and a combined annual family income ceiling of P 200,000 as minimum qualification criteria. Applicants go through a comprehensive and highly competitive selection process.
In the qualifying and pre-selection process, initial evaluation of the applicant’s credentials and preliminary interviews are conducted. Each partner school is encouraged to nominate two qualified applicants for every available slot, and only those who pass the pre-screening are endorsed to the foundation for the final selection process.
Further reading, http://www.mbfoundation.org.ph/grants/grants-education/about-the-metrogold-scholarship-program-msp/
As a means of helping prepare newly selected scholars for the rigors of academic life in college, the foundation provides them with inputs on time management, study techniques, values formation and leadership, among others. This event also allows the scholars to establish a network as a channel for providing peer support.
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