Nescafe, the world’s leading coffee brand, signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of the Philippines Los Banos that launched the first ever Nescafe Coffee University of the Philippines Scholarship. The program is also referred to as the Nescafe Cups.
Under the Nescafe Cups program, 3 deserving students of UPLB will be given full scholarships with a stipend. Junior students specializing in any plant science major with at least a 2.0 average and with an annual family income of P500,000 are eligible to apply.
It means the scholarship is open to the university’s 3rd year BS Agriculture students specializing in any of the plant sciences. To qualify, the applicant must possess a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.0 and an annual family income not exceeding P500,000.
The grant will also give the scholars the opportunity to intern at the Nestle Experimental and Demonstration Farm (NEDF) located in Tagum, Davao del Sur, where they will be trained by Nestle’s team of agronomists. The goal of the scholarship program is to help generate interest in agriculture among the youth, especially coffee farming.
There was a decline in the portion of the workforce taking part in agricultural jobs. However, the company sees the huge opportunity for the Philippines to turn around the coffee industry and be self-sufficient again.
Must be junior or 3rd year college in an agriculture related major
Cumulative grade point average of 2.0
Annual income does not exceed P500,000
The intention is to be able to buy the coffee beans from our very own farmers and to give jobs to as many people as possible and be dependent on our own coffee farmers, which requires long term planning.
The full scholarships include a stipend and an on-the-job-training program. They also have the opportunity to be engaged by the company for one year after graduation. Cups aims to generate interest in agriculture, particularly coffee faming, among the youth.
Nescafe Cups is part of the Nescafe Plan, which is Nestle’s global initiative that supports responsible coffee farming, production and consumption.
Submit your application to
UPLB Office of the Student Affairs
Scholarships and Financial Assistance Division (SFAD)
Room 6 Second Floor, SU Building
UPLB, Laguna, Philippines
Telephone: 049 536 7255