LUCENA, Quezon: Eight deserving incoming college students from Quezon were welcomed on Wednesday by the SM Store Lucena personnel as recipients of SM Foundation Scholarship Program for school year 2019-2020.
Most of the students came from Tayabas City, Sariaya and Lucena saying they were really surprised to be chosen as scholars, out of hundreds who applied. They favor Engineering and Accountancy as courses, at Mamuel S. Enverga University Foundation.
Priscilla Terrenal, Asst. Branch Manager of the said store, told the new scholars that aside from the tuition fee and monthly allowance, they are allowed to work part-time at the store during school vacation to experience employment and earning income.
Maricel Alquiros, mall manager, SM City Lucena advised the students to treasure the opportunity presented by the SM Foundation and not to stop striving hard to reach their goals.
The scholars also found an ally in Lilibeth Azores representing SM Foundation who guided them from the process of their qualifying examinations to the final background interview up to the awarding ceremony.
The simple awarding of College Scholarships Orientation and contract signing was held at the Training Room, 3F Administration Office of SM City Lucena.
The eight scholars from Quezon is part of the 500 incoming freshmen this year who were granted SM scholarship, bringing the total number of scholars to 1,200 in the country for SY 2019-2020.
Since 1993, the program has produced 3,274 college scholar-graduates who excel at their chosen courses.