Financial support can be pivotal for students, easing economic burdens and propelling personal growth, recent programs show.
One initiative leading the charge is the Commission on Higher Education’s Merit Scholarship Program, or CHED CMSP, which aims to make quality higher education accessible for all Filipinos. The program specifically targets high-achieving students facing adversity like financial constraints, homelessness, disabilities or challenges as solo parents and their children.
CHED CMSP’s diverse packages include half scholarships with P35,000 stipends and P5,000 for books yearly, and full scholarships covering P40,000 in tuition and fees, P70,000 stipends and P10,000 for books annually.
Similarly, the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation has fostered educational opportunities for over 30 years, enabling Filipinos’ aspirations and the nation’s progress. As the foundation starts its next decade, it continues the Gokongwei family’s steadfast commitment to community welfare and environmental preservation through transformative education.