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 for receiving your thoughtful gift. Receiving this scholarship has reduced the financial burden of my family, given me peace of mind and will allow me to pursue my education and career goals. I also thank Shonny Ongco and Roselyn Villagorda for supporting and inspiring me.”


John Angelo, BS Biology

Graduating Class of 2024

“I am a BS Biology student with a plan to pursue studies in the medical field. This scholarship lightens my financial burden, allowing me to focus on studying and learning. I will strive hard and do my best in finishing my degree program. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity as this scholarship will pave the way in reaching my dreams.”



Angelin, BS Forestry

Graduating Class of 2022

"With this scholarship, I have become more hopeful especially in these trying times as the pandemic still persists and the struggles of remote learning that me with my fellow students are conquering to finish." In this one, the line would be changed to "With this scholarship, I have become more hopeful especially in these trying times as the pandemic still persists along with the struggles of remote learning that me and my fellow students are conquering to finish."




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