PLM partners with foundations and generous individuals to provide poor but deserving students the fighting chance that they deserve. Depending on the partners, scholars receive monthly stipends, book allowance, and even a year-end bonus.
AY 2019-2020 Scholarship partners
For the Academic Year 2019-2020, 26 scholarship partners provide PLM students with not only financial assistance but also trainings and opportunities for exposure. Out of the 26, 17 are group sponsors and nine are individual providers.
The following are the group scholarship providers:
- AMY Foundation
- Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
- Chinese Filipino Business Club
- Cosmic Technologies Phil.
- JAE Phils.
- JAPRL Foundation
- KAISA Foundation
- Lingap Adhikain Foundation
- Manila Mt. Lebanon
- Master Rui Miao Foundation
- MegaWide Foundation
- PLM Scholars Foundation, Inc.
- Rotary Club of Manila
- Reyes Tacandong and Co. Foundation
- Simplicio Gamboa, Sr. Foundation
- Security Bank Foundation
- WONHILL Corp
The following are the nine (9) individual providers/sponsors who are mostly PLM officials, alumni, philanthropists, and friends of PLM:
- Atty. Rollie Ang
- Ms. Cheyenne Reyes-Orbita
- Mr. Marc Gorospe
- Mr. Michael Yoshi
- Former Chairperson Dr. Benjamin Espiritu
- Former Regent Ramon Bagatsing, Jr.
- Ms. Chona Mercado
- Ms. Kristine Joy C. Padulla
- Former Senator Ramon Magsaysay, Jr.
How are scholars selected?
The scholarship providers evaluate and approve applications based on the following requirements:
- Family annual income of Php 300,000.00 or less
- General Weighted Average (GWA) of not less than 2.25
- With no previous scholarship application nor a recipient of any scholarship grant
- Full-time student (from all levels) with regular load
- With good moral character
Who can become scholarship providers?
Organizations or individuals interested to provide scholarship to PLM students may contact the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs (OVPPA) and enter into a Memorandum of Agreement subject to the Board of Regent's approval.
Inquiries and letters of intent may be addressed to:
Atty. Sandra Jill S. Santos
Vice President for Public Affairs
Phone: (+63 2) 8643 2500 local 18
Once the partnership is approved, the OVPPA contacts the University Committee on Scholarship and Office of Student Development and Services (OSDS) as Committee Secretariat about the scholarship requirements and slots for dissemination to the colleges and Information and Communications Technology (ICTO) so that students who need the financial aid could apply.
The colleges receive the application from interested students. Then it submits the applications to the OSDS, which creates a shortlist using the scholarship providers' criteria. This list is submitted to the Committee on Scholarship, which makes the final recommendation and submits it to the OVPPA. The OVPPA then coordinates the recommended scholars to the scholarship providers for their concurrence.