Ayala Foundation, in collaboration with education startup U-Go, is launching a new grant program to assist young women from economically underprivileged families in pursuing higher education.
The Ayala Foundation will oversee all aspects of the program’s execution, including the evaluation of applications, interviewing and scholar monitoring.
The Philippines is the seventh country in which U-Go will operate. The California-based nonprofit launched by Room to Read founder John Wood is also in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Vietnam
Mariana Zobel de Ayala, BPI Senior Vice President of Consumer Bank Marketing and Platforms, has joined the U-Go Global Board of Directors and will lead expansion efforts.
“The issue of education equality for women is as much about empowering women as it is about building the most capable economy possible for the Philippines, to ensure our collective progress as a nation. The opportunity to contribute to this possibility, through U-Go Philippines, is exciting,” said Zobel de Ayala.
What is U-GO Scholar Grant Program?
The U-Go scholar grant program aims to support high-achieving, motivated Filipina students in public universities by providing financial assistance for their education.
The program hopes to provide scholarships to the initial class of 75-100, and expand to at least 1,000 recipients in the medium term.
Who can apply for the program?
It is open to college applicants only who are enrolled in PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES. Scholarship support will start in January 2023 in time for the 2nd semester.
What are the Qualifications?
- Desire to excel, have a Minimum of GPA 85%
- Aspire to bring positive change to Society
- Be a community model of integrity
- Demonstrate Financial need
- Be an active member of the community without any disciplinary or administrative cases
What are the benefits?
Each scholar will be awarded Php 40,000, which will renew annually as long as she maintains good academic results.
IMPORTANT: DEADLINE OF SUBMISSION FOR APPLICANTS: November 15, 2022 (Tuesday)
How to file your application?
All interested applicants may apply by clicking through this link https://form.jotform.com/222821575658464. Make sure to carefully read the instructions as you file your entry.
Source: Ayala Foundation, Inc.
About Ayala Foundation:
As the social development arm of the Ayala group of companies, Ayala Foundation envisions communities where people are creative, productive, self-reliant, and proud to be Filipino. Ayala Foundation is committed to community development, working closely with communities in identifying compelling developmental needs and providing suitable solutions with measurable outcomes. It implements programs under the following themes: Education, Sustainable Livelihood, and Love of Country.
U-Go envisions a world in which millions of young women in low-income countries have the opportunity to pursue university and higher education. It builds on the success of Room to Read (RTR) founded by John Wood. RTR is an organization that believes “World Change Starts with Educated Children”, and has brought the lifelong gift of education to 16.6 million children in 16 countries.
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