Security Bank Foundation Renews Scholarship Partnership with De La Salle University
Security Bank Foundation, Inc. (SBFI) renewed its partnership with the De La Salle University (DLSU) to provide educational assistance to an underprivileged but deserving college student. The renewal of partnership was sealed through a Memorandum of Agreement signing held last December at DLSU-Manila Campus.
Last February, the SBFI scholar under the partnership graduated cum laude with a degree in BS Management of Financial Institutions. With the renewal of the partnership, another underprivileged college student in DLSU will be given the opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s degree notwithstanding financial limitations.
Security Bank Foundation provides educational assistance through their Scholars for Better Communities Scholarship Program to deserving college students taking up courses directly supporting bank operations such as Accountancy, Business, Industrial Engineering, Management, Finance, Information Technology, Computer Studies, Mathematics, Statistics, Communications, and Social Sciences. Aside from providing financial assistance, Security Bank Foundation also extends developmental activities to its scholars through opportunities for internship, involvement in corporate social responsibility activities, and learning sessions provided by partner institutions.
“We recognize our industry partners who have kept the University attuned to the dynamic and complex changes happening in business and industry. Security Bank’s support to our University will ensure that our scholars, especially those who are taking programs related to finance and banking operations, will have a meaningful and nurturing university experience,” said Br. Raymundo Suplido, FSC, President of De La Salle University.
“The Scholars for Better Communities Scholarship Program aims to help deserving students become productive citizens of the country. By giving them the gift of education, we hope that they will build a better future for themselves, their families and their communities,” said Rafael Simpao, Jr., Chairman of Security Bank Foundation. “We also invite our scholars to consider building their career in Security Bank and help us deliver BetterBanking in the country,” he added.
For the School Year 2019-2020, Security Bank Foundation has provided educational assistance to 403 scholars nationwide, seeing an increase of 24% from the total number of beneficiaries last school year. For School Year 2020-2021, Security Bank Foundation will recruit scholars from incoming college freshmen enrolled in its eight (8) partners schools namely, Ateneo de Manila University, Chiang Kai Shek College, De La Salle University, Far Eastern University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, University of the Philippines Diliman, and University of Santo Tomas. Interested applicants may apply through https://www.securitybank.com/sustainability/education/.