Three students receive support from UPAAT's Adopt-a-Scholar Program
By: Althea Papasin
Among the University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Toronto’s (UPAAT) many ongoing activities and projects is the Adopt-a-Scholar Program which is funded from various fundraising activities like the Tee UP High and dinner-dances. This is one of the scholarship programs of the association which was started in 2019 in partnership with the University of the Philippines at Los Banos. Every year, PhP48,000 each is awarded to three students enrolled at the Los Banos campus of the University of the Philippines, the premier university of the country.
The scholarship program provides monthly stipend and book allowance to the scholars who are screened by the UPLB’s Office of Scholarships and Grants. Students who qualify are those who are in their sophomore stage with good academic standing (GWA of 2.5 or better) and whose family’s gross income is not more than PhP150,000 per annum. The spirit of bayanihan and supporting those in need is more important now, especially with the onset of the COVID19 pandemic.
The UPAAT thanks the members for their continued support to the projects of the association and wish these young scholars a bright and successful future.
Interested in broadening this initiative and sponsoring a scholar? Every dollar counts! Read here for more information about the Abot Kamay fund.
For 2020, UPAAT was able to provide scholarship to three recipients among a dozen of scholars who applied:
Renz Pril, BS Human Ecology
Graduating Class of 2023
“As I complete my education at UPLB, I am very thankful fo