SCG awards more scholarships

July 11, 2019

Manila l July 11, 2019 – Education is the foundation of sustainable development. This is the firm belief of SCG, one of the leading business conglomerates in ASEAN region as it continues to award high school and college scholarships to deserving Filipino students. SCG continues this year’s 10 college scholars along with 300 high school scholarship recipients of its Sharing the Dream Program in an awarding ceremony held at the Philippine International Convention Center

Now on its 12th year, SCG’s Sharing the Dream Program remains committed to making education more accessible to more Filipinos. It has been supporting more than 2,000 Filipino students achieve their goal of having a better future. Annually, SCG celebrates the academic success of its scholars with a recognition program, where students have a chance to develop themselves to be more confident and more ready to pursue their passion. According to the Commission on Higher Education Chairperson J. Prospero De Vera, the Philippines is trailing its neighboring countries Thailand and Malaysia in the number of students enrolled in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). All three countries provide free college education yet the Philippines recorded only 33 percent participation rate among college students while Thailand and Malaysia records 44 and 43 percent, respectively. 1 SCG hopes to contribute to addressing the situation by helping encourage students to pursue a university degree and become productive citizens and future leaders of the Philippines. 1 https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1071884

Driven by passion more than responsibility

Beyond being part of the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, the Sharing the Dream Program reflects SCG’s passion to help improve the lives of the people in the communities it operates in. The program’s running theme, “Passion for Better,” captures SCG’s commitment to develop sustainable communities by encouraging students to strive for the better and nurture a continuous thirst for learning.

Khun Anuvat Chalermchai, SCG Philippines Country Director, speaking with the media

Anuvat Chalermchai, SCG Philippines Country Director said “We believe that the youth is every country’s hope for a better future, and nurturing them today is a must. Our commitment to support the Philippines remains strong as we continue to provide educational assistance to competent students with good academic performance and the dedication and passion to succeed in life.”

Outstanding scholars of 2019

SCG continues its support for 300 Filipino high school students, twice the number of scholars they provided when the program was first initiated in the country. Following the first 10 college scholars awarded in 2018, SCG wishes to recognize exemplary scholars to add to its roster of awardees.

All scholarship applicants underwent a tedious screening process aimed at selecting the most deserving recipients. Applicants are required to have a general weighted average (GWA) of 85 percent or higher and a strong drive to pursue a higher educational degree and help their families.

Each college scholar will receive Php25,000 worth of educational assistance per year on top of the annual trainings, seminars and workshops aimed at developing and improving their skills.

  • 1. April T. Nunag
    BS Education major in Fitness & PE – Bulacan State University
  • 2. Denniel C. Benedictos
    BS Electronic Engineering - Bulacan State University
  • 3. Luzviminda Leaño
    BS Legal Management – Bulacan State University
  • 4. Joan Kay B. Coyoca
    BS Accountancy – Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
  • 5. Dece Chris L. Ruiz
    BS Biology - Taguig City University
  • 6. Marianne D. Mangaring
    BS Accountancy – Rizal Technological University
  • 7. Karandeep D. Singh
    BS Civil Engineering – University of Batangas
  • 8. Dianne M. Gabbay
    BS Education major in Fitness & PE – Bulacan State University
  • 9. 9. Irene H. Bersano
    BS Education major in Fitness & PE – Bulacan State University
  • 10. Liezel Joy E. Talento
    BS Education major in Fitness & PE – Bulacan State University

Sharing the Dream is a regional program that has granted scholarships to students in ASEAN countries, including Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand, with the aim to improve the livelihood of people in the region through the support of human development.

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SCG has been present in the Philippines since 1993. With more than 1,400 employees, SCG has been running sustainable businesses through many subsidiaries. Chiefs among them include SCG Marketing Philippines, Inc., Mariwasa-Siam Ceramics Inc., SCG Trading Philippines, Inc., and United Pulp & Paper Co. (UPPC)