Education

Creating Opportunities for a Better Future

Henry Sy, Sr. believes that education is the best defense against poverty. We at SM Foundation provide college and technical-vocational scholarship grants as well as access to primary education through school buildings to help the youth achieve their dreams.

Henry Sy

“You are young with the future before you. Remember the young boy who arrived in Manila many years ago, a stranger with nothing to his name…

If I can do it, the young people of today can do it too.”

Henry Sy, Sr.

College Scholarships

Our experience with the scholarship program for over two decades strongly affirm our belief that when one family member graduates from college, the scholar can help another sibling go to school and serve as the key to lift their family out of poverty. Through the SM College Scholarship, we help the youth reach their full potential and achieve their dreams.

Be an SM College Scholar

Applicants must meet the following criteria: 

  • Completed the K-12 curriculum

  • Have a weighted average of at least 88% by second or third grading period

  • With an annual family income of PHP 150,000 at most

Our College Scholars enjoy:

  • Choice of specialization in accounting, information technology, engineering and education

  • Full tuition subsidy

  • Monthly allowance

  • Part-time opportunities during school breaks

  • Exclusive job offers with the SM group upon graduation

  • Other fun-filled activities

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Technical-Vocational Scholarships

We broaden our reach by providing today’s youth the option of a quicker two-year technical-vocational course in areas with great demand in the market. Through our partner schools, we help out-of-school youth harness their skills to have better opportunities in life.

Be an SM Tech-Voc Scholar

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a high school graduate

  • Must pass the requirements presented by partner Technical-Vocational Schools

Our Tech-Voc Scholar enjoys:

  • Choice of specialization in the areas of Food and Beverage, Automobile Mechanic, Fitter Machinist, Electro-Mechanical Technician, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Small Arc Welding and Electromechanics

  • Full tuition subsidy in any of its partner schools

  • On the job internship

  • Referral to industry partners after graduation

  • Other fun-filled activities

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School Buildings

We help provide underprivileged children with better quality public education by donating school buildings and classrooms in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd). DepEd identifies areas in need to help address the backlog of classrooms in accordance with national requirements. With the new and conducive environment for learning, children perform better in school and are more inspired to learn, while teachers also become more effective.

Our School Buildings are fully equipped with:

  • Student armchairs

  • Wall fans

  • Blackboards

  • Teachers’ Desk Sets

  • Toilets/Washrooms

Program Partner

SM Foundation, Inc.