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2012 Metrobank Foundation and Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines honor architect scholars

MBFI - Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Inc. College Scholarship Program 

The Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) and the Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Inc.  recently celebrated the graduation of its Batch 2012 scholars through the annual Graduates’ Forum held last April 28 at the Metrobank Plaza, Makati City.
The Graduates’ Forum is an annual assembly of the Foundation’s graduate scholars where they get to meet and interact with their fellow scholars as well as with their benefactors. The event also serves as a venue for their benefactors to hear the scholar graduates’ plan for the future, particularly in what way they intend to give back the gift of education they received in order to pursue their degree.

“We have always looked forward to this annual gathering of scholars for a number of reasons. First, we are excited to meet another batch of young and promising individuals who represent the hope of this country. Truly, your dedication and commitment even as students inspire us as we pursue our CSR efforts, “said MBFI executive director, Nicanor L. Torres, Jr.

A total of nine (9) architecture scholars from the University of the Philippines-Diliman and University of Santo Tomas (UST) have graduated under the “Metrobank Foundation, Inc. - Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Inc. College Scholarship Program”—with 3 of them marched with Latin honors.

“I hope you get to really listen to your inner voice, your intuition and find out what your life’s purpose is, what you really want to accomplish, and have the courage to follow it. Don’t let other people’s thoughts or opinions stop you from achieving that, said Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Inc. vice president Johnson Ongking in his inspirational message.

“To become one of the chosen few recipients of the scholarship program is an honor and I have always thought of it as a mission that was entrusted to me in order to do well in school and eventually serve others the best way I can,” said UST’s Abigail Ko who delivered the response on behalf of her fellow scholars.

Started in 2005, the MBFI-Boysen Scholarship Program has 33 assisted graduates to date, 16 of which have finished with Latin honors, majority of whom are now licensed architects working in top firms.

Aside from the 100% tuition and monthly allowance, the scholarship program also encourages its scholars to build the character of social responsibility and stewardship for their respective communities by encouraging them to participate in community projects that benefits the less fortunate.