Education

MetroGold Scholarship Program (MSP)

Background

1995, the College Scholarship Program (CSP) was established by the Metrobank Foundation (MBFI) to give poor and academically qualified students access to quality higher education and encourage them to strive for excellence in both academic and non-academic undertakings as well as hone their talents and skills for greater involvement in socio-civic humanitarian endeavors.  A total of 1,013 scholarship grants have been awarded to college students enrolled in Education, Engineering, Architecture, Science and Business courses from 1995 to 2011.

In 2012, the MetroGold Scholarship Program (MSP) was launched in response to the 50th Anniversary of Metrobank which allocated millions of pesos to the scholarship programs. From these funds, arose three additional scholarship programs. A total of 200 slots have been added to the program, including elementary, high school, and college scholarships.

How to Apply

  • In order to qualify, applicants must already be enrolled in any of the partner schools of the program, except for the MBFI-MTC Scholarship Program.
  • Applicants must submit requirements to the scholarship coordinator of the partner school. For application forms and requirements, please contact the scholarship coordinator/office of student affairs of your school.
  • The school will pre-screen applicants and those who qualified will be endorsed to the foundation for the final selection process. Scholars will be selected based on the following:
    • Paper evaluation of credentials;
    • Written Examination; and
    • Panel Interview
  • For more information, you may contact Ms. Cristina Bengson at 898-8898 or cristina.bengson@metrobank.com.ph.

The Scholarship Programs

Fluor-MBFI Scholarship Program

In 2009, Fluor Inc.,tied up with Metrobank Foundation to provide 25 scholarship grants to first year engineering students of any field of the partner schools, Adamson University, Don Bosco Technical College-Mandaluyong, Technical University of the Philippines-Manila, University of Santo Tomas, University of the East-Manila, and Central Philippine University (Ilo-ilo City). This is a five-year grant giving a full academic assistance and allowances to incoming 1st year students.  

MBFI-Boysen Scholarship Program

In 2004, Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Inc., a long-time valued client of Metrobank and market leader in the industry, expressed their intention to provide scholarship grants to deserving college students.  Boysen Paint hopes to further enhance its corporate social responsibility program by providing access to quality higher education. 10 scholarship grants are granted to incoming 2nd year Architecture students to those enrolled in University of the Philippines-Diliman and University of Santo Tomas. 100% coverage of tuition and miscellaneous fees, monthly allowance plus supplemental formation and training activities are some of its benefits.  

ASSISTANCE FOR THE COMPLETION OF COLLEGE EDUCATION FOR SUPERIOR STUDENTS II (ACCESS II) Scholarship Program

As part of the MetroGold Scholarship Programs, ACCESS II was launched to set the bars in providing access to quality education to deserving Filipino students. ACCESS II is the second wave of the Foundation’s main scholarship program established in school year 1995-1996 to help academically deserving and financially qualified students obtain quality college education in some of the country’s best private colleges and universities.  Priority academic course programs for the scholars are in the fields of Business, Education, Engineering and Science. This is a four-year scholarship grant to be given starting SY 2013-2014. The scholarship grants target five (5) strategic areas nationwide: Luzon (Region II-Cagayan Valley & Region Region IV-B – MIMAROPA; Visayas (Region VIII – Eastern Visayas); and Mindanao (Region-XIII-Caraga Region & ARMM). The above mentioned are the regions with the lowest enrollment and graduation rates in the tertiary level based on the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) data from SY 2006-2007 to SY 2010-2011. Further, allotment for high-performing schools in NCR will also be provided. The program shall support students taking up the priority courses identified by the Commission on Higher education (CHED): Information and Computer Technology, Business/Accounting/Management Courses, Engineering, and Education courses.  Monthly living allowance and full payment of school fees for state Universities/Colleges and for Private Universities/Colleges, an annual financial subsidy amounting to P50, 000.

MBFI-MTC Scholarship Program

The MBFI-MTC Scholarship Program is also a pillar of the MetroGold Scholarship Programs providing 50 scholarship grants to competent and deserving students of MTC. Parallel to ACCESS II, MBFI-MTC Scholarship Program hopes to produce high-performing graduates and potential leaders upon graduation. This program also reinforces the MTC’s capacity to provide quality education, and enabling environment for growth and self-actualization to smart and underprivileged students. The scholarship program is available for all qualified student enrolled in MTC in any course. Some of its benefits are full coverage in tuition and miscellaneous fees, RLE and affiliation/practicum fees and a semestral allowance. 

SHARE A GIFT OF EDUCATION II (SAGE II) Scholarship Program

The “Share A Gift of Education Program II”, a key component of the MetroGold Scholarship Program, is for the basic education of Filipino-Chinese students enrolled in schools accredited by the Association of Chinese-Filipino schools all over the country. This is a one-time scholarship grant which started in June of SY 2012-2013 and will end in SY 2017-2018. We are no longer accepting applicants for this scholarship.

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