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CEBU CITY – The Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (Aboitiz Foundation) welcomed its newest batch of scholar beneficiaries under the Aboitiz College Scholarship Program (ACSP) with their parents and guardians during the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) on January 15 led by Aboitiz Foundation President Ginggay Hontiveros-Malvar and Chief Operating Officer Mardi Mapa-Suplido.
“With immense pride and enduring hope, we welcome this new generation of future leaders – their promise and potential assure me our greatest, most purposeful chapters lie ahead,” Aboitiz Foundation President Ginggay Hontiveros-Malvar said at the OA signing.
The Aboitiz Group envisioned these new batch of scholars to become the future leaders in the country as they set out on this journey that will change today and shape the future for all Aboitiz Group, Malvar added.
Aboitiz Foundation Chief Operating Officer Mardi Mapa-Suplido also said that the newest Aboitiz Scholars affirm the group’s belief in the pivotal role that they will play in changing today, and shaping the future.
With this year’s batch of 10 scholars, the program beneficiaries now totaled to over 180 students. Scholars receive comprehensive support – from yearly tuition fee, monthly allowance, academic excellence incentives, and board review fees of the qualified scholars, Suplido revealed.
The scholarship program aims to provide educational opportunities to deserving students by providing financial assistance and supporting their overall growth and development through learning sessions and internships.
“It is a journey where I hold in high regard the significance of the scholarship bestowed upon me by the Aboitiz Foundation, recognizing it not just as a financial support but as a catalyst for transformation and achievement,” Heleina Marei Ong, an Industrial Engineering beneficiary, shared how the scholarship has impacted her journey.
The Aboitiz Group Scholarship Program establishes a significant standard for private sector efforts that promote fair access to education, ethical leadership, and sustainable development of human resources.
The ACSP aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 by promoting accessible and fair quality education while advocating for continuous learning opportunities for everyone.
Malvar and Suplido underscored the Aboitiz Group’s dedication to fostering the students’ development and empowering them to become transformative forces in society.