The SM College Scholarship Program was established by SM Foundation in 1993 to help provide quality education to bright but underprivileged public high school graduates. The program has 1300 college scholars at any time nationwide. The scholars are enrolled in 82 colleges and universities in NCR, Baguio, Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Lucena, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Rizal, Tarlac, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Taclobanm and Cauayan, Isabela. To date, 1700 scholars have graduated from the program and many of them are gainfully employed with the SM Group of Companies and other companies here and abroad.
SM Foundation takes pride in its scholars’ achievements. The 2013 batch of graduates composed of 225 scholars yielded 91 who attained Latin Honors and Academic Distinction; 4 Summa cum Laude, 18 Magna cum Laude, 48 Cum Laude, and 21 Academic Distinction.
Chairman and Founder of the SM Foundation, Mr. Henry Sy Sr. together with the SM scholars during their General Assembly held at the SM Mall of Asia.
SM Scholars visit the Science Discovery Center at the SM Mall of Asia.
New graduates of the SM College Scholarship Program are eager participants in a Job Offer organized by the SM Foundation and the Human Resources Department of the different SM Group of Companies.
SM Scholars display their athletic prowess during the annual sportsfest held at the Asia Pacific College Gymnasium
SMFI-Kabayan Foundation in TOPS Search
In 2011, SMFI signed a MOA with Kabayan Foundation to manage the search for TOPS (Ten Outstanding Public High School Students). There are four awardees for Academic Excellence, four for Leadership Excellence and two for Special Circumstances. The winners receive full college scholarships plus monthly allowance.
For the School Year (SY) 2013-2014, the Kabayan Noli De Castro Foundation, Inc., in partnership with Department of Education, SM Foundation, Inc. and Rotary Club of Midtown Quezon City (District 3780) is organizing the Kabayan TOPS Awards for SY 2013-2014. This year's theme is Edukasyon: Tugon sa Hamon ng Kahirapan.
SM Foundation also opened its scholarship program to enrolees in Technical-Vocational courses in Punlaan School and Don Bosco, Makati. There are scholars and graduates in this program.
Punlaan School Don Bosco Technical Institute, Makati
SCHOOL BUILDING PROGRAM
The school building program assists in addressing the lack of classrooms in public elementary and high schools. Since 2002, SMFI has supported the Adopt-a-School Program of the Department of Education. Its lead benefactor, SM Prime Holdings, Inc. through SM Foundation has to date donated 46 school buildings with 114 classrooms. The classroom models are single-storey, two-classroom; single-storey, four-classroom; and two-storey, four classroom. Out of 46 school buildings, 12 resulted from a partnership with Deutsche Ag Manila Branch, Gfk Consulting, Stephen CuUnjieng and Banco De Oro Foundation.
2 - Storey 4 Classroom School building 1 - storey 2 classroom school building
in Tanza E.S. in San Manuel E.S.
City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan
SCHOOL BUILDING SITES
Manuel I. Santos Memorial N.H.S.
Sitio Tapayan Elementary School
Muntindilaw National High School
AFG Bernardino Memorial Trade School
San Manuel Elementary School
Pandacaqui Resettlement Elementary School
San Vicente Central School
Mabalacat Community High School
Sapalibutad Elementary School
Assumpta Technical School
Carmen Elementary School
Guiling-Coliling National H.S.
Josefa Cariño Elementary School
Irisan National High School
Pines City National H.S. – Pinsao Annex
Bagong Bayan Elementary School
Paliparan III Elementary School
Bacoor National High School Annex
Malinta Elementary School
Batangas National H.S. – NAVERA Annex
Looc National High School
Bulacnin National High School
Padre Burgos Elementary School
Ransohan Elementary School
Dalahican Elementary School
Gov. Natalio & Susana Enriquez E.S.
Don Manuel Abella Elementary School
Tinago National High School
Llano Elementary School
D. Tuazon Elementary School
Dr. Artemio Natividad Elementary School
AGAPP School Building
Tanza Elementary School
Ticud Elementary School
Nabitasan Elementary School
Montes Elementary School
N.J. Ingore Elementary School
Barrio Obrero Elementary School
Alangilan National High School
Vista Alegre-Granada Relocation E.S.
Cagayan De Oro City
Consolacion Elementary School
Mambuaya Elementary School
Tugbok National High School
Communal Elementary School
General Santos City
GSC-SPED Integrated School
Banisil National High School
EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION (ETV) INFRASTRUCTURE TO PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
In 2005, SM Foundation partnered with ABS-CBN Foundation to help provide quality education for children enrolled in public elementary schools thru educational TV (ETV). SM Foundation donated ETV infrastructure with teacher training to 60 elementary schools in Dasmariñas Cavite, Batangas City and NCR.
Grade III pupils of Lankaan Elementary School, Dasmarinas, Cavite with their teacher as facilitator, supplement their knowledge in Science by viewing the educational TV materials.
Grade VI pupils of Vicente P. Villanueva Memorial Elementary Schools watch one of 108 educational tapes from the Educational package.