How to Apply BPI Foundation Pagpupugay Scholarship Program

BPI Foundation (BPIF) acknowledges the significant efforts made by the medical front-line personnel in the battle against COVID-19. Hence, in recognition of their valiant efforts, the BPI Foundation has established the “PAGPUPUGAY”, a scholarship program to support the kin of medical front-line workers who have died or been afflicted with the coronavirus.

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If you want to know more about this program, we have prepared a full guide about Pagpupugay Scholarship (BPIF) and step-by-step instructions, and a guide on how to apply.

How to Apply BPI Foundation Pagpupugay Scholarship Program

What is BPI Foundation?

BPI is the Bank of the Philippine Islands, one of the largest financial institutions in the Philippines, and the BPI Foundation is its corporate social responsibility arm. It was established with a mission to create a culture of financial wellness and be agents for sustainable positive change for underserved Filipino communities.

The foundation focuses on providing access to quality formal education, health services, housing, livelihood opportunities and different financial services for marginalized communities throughout the country. The foundation works with various partners including private sector stakeholders, local government units and non-governmental organizations.

What is the Pagpupugay Scholarship ofBPI Foundation?

BPI Foundation (BPIF) recognizes the great contributions of our medical front liners in the fight against COVID-19. Hence, to honor their heroic efforts, BPIF offers the PAGPUPUGAY, a scholarship program to support the next of kin of the medical front liners who passed away or were infected by the coronavirus. This scholarship program aims to help the kin of medical front liners.

Eligible Colleges or Universities

  1. Ateneo de Manila University
  2. Cebu Institute of Technology University
  3. Christ the King College – Gingoog City
  4. De La Salle University – Manila
  5. Far Eastern University
  6. Holy Angel University
  7. Lorma Colleges
  8. Lyceum of the Philippines University – Davao
  9. Mapua University
  10. Malayan Colleges Laguna
  11. Malayan Colleges Mindanao
  12. Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology
  13. Miriam College
  14. National Teachers College
  15. Philippine Women’s University
  16. PHINMA Republican College
  17. PHINMA St. Jude College
  18. Polytechnic University of the Philippines
  19. Saint Louis University – Baguio
  20. Silliman University
  21. Southville International School and Colleges
  22. St. Mary’s College of Baliuag (Bulacan)
  23. Technological Institute of the Philippines
  24. University of Batangas
  25. University of Northern Philippines
  26. University of Nueva Caceres
  27. University of Perpetual Help Systems Dalta
  28. University of Santo Tomas (Manila)
  29. University of San Carlos
  30. University of the Immaculate Concepcion (Davao)
  31. University of the Philippines (Diliman)
  32. University of the Philippines (Manila)
  33. Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan

Benefits

Here are some of the benefits and privileges scholars may get or benefit from the scholarship program.

  1. Each scholar will receive a scholarship grant of up to PHP 100, 000 every academic year to help pay tuition and other incidental expenses given directly to BPIF’s partner institution.
  2. The financial aid shall only pay school expenses for the ordinary school year or term and shall not, under any circumstances, reimburse school fees originating from or connected to the summer term unless the summer term is required by the course curriculum.
  3. For scholars from state universities and colleges, the financial assistance will cover monthly living subsidies and learning assistance allowance.

Qualifications

Below is a list of criteria that each student applicant must be able to meet to qualify and become eligible to apply for the BPI Foundation’s scholarship program:

  • Qualified next of kin of the following medical front liners who passed away or those who contracted COVID-19 in the line of duty:
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Medical technologists
  • Community health workers
  • Administrative, utility, and support services personnel in healthcare facilities

Additionally, if the deceased is married, the priority beneficiaries will be the children. If single, beneficiaries can be next of kin up to 3rd degree of consanguinity.

  • Applicants should be college/university students (1st year-4th year/5th year) of BPIF’s partner schools.
  • To qualify, eligible students must have and maintain a General Weighted Average (GWA) of 85% or its equivalent, or meet University standards for the previous academic year (for incoming 1st year) or for the previous semester (for incoming 2nd year-5th year).

Requirements

Attached below are the documentary requirements that scholars must be able to obtain before applying for the scholarship program.

1. A fully accomplished scholarship application form at https://bit.ly/2022PagpupugayAppForm

2. A fully accomplished data privacy form at https://bit.ly/2022PagpupugayDataPrivacy

3. If the medical front liner is deceased: Affidavit of Endorsement and No Objection (Next of Kin) (https://bit.ly/2022Affidavit-NextOfKin)

4. If the medical front liner is still living: Affidavit of Endorsement and No Objection (Front liner) (https://bit.ly/2022Affidavit-Frontliner)

5. An Endorsement letter that is duly signed by the authorized representative of the hospital or health care facility where the medical front liner was assigned.

6. An Original or authenticated copy of the following:

  • a.    If applicant is a child of the medical front liner, the NSO-authenticated birth certificate of the applicant.
  • b.    If applicant is a sibling of the medical front liner, NSO-authenticated birth certificate of the applicant and the front liner showing their common parents.
  • c.     If applicant is the nephew/niece of the medical front liner, the birth certificate of the applicant, together with the birth certificate of the applicant’s parent and the medical front liner showing their common parents.
  • d.    If applicant is the widow/widower of the medical front liner, NSO-authenticated marriage certificate of the medical front liner.

7. A PRC ID or License ID of the medical front liner.

  • a.    If the medical front liner is deceased, the death certificate of the medical front liner – indicates COVID-19 or complications due to COVID-19 as the cause of death.
  • b.    If the medical front liner is still living, the medical certificate of the medical front liner – indicates COVID-19 in the findings.

8. The latest ITR of the parents/guardian of the applicant.

9. The latest previous academic year Transcript of Records or Copy of Grades.

10. A Certificate of Good Moral Character

Important Note: Only the applications with complete requirements will be processed. Scanned copies of the application form and other supporting documents may be submitted. Additionally, hard copies will be required once applicants are selected for the scholarship.

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How to Process BPI Scholarship for Applicants

Here is a step-by-step guide to help you out when applying for the said scholarship program. Scholars must be familiar with the following procedures:

Step 1: Interested and eligible students may apply through our partner schools. See the list above. Additionally, if your school is not included in the list, please coordinate directly with BPI Foundation through bpifoundation@bpi.com.ph

Step 2: Partner Schools will screen the applications and will submit a shortlist of three (3) nominees to BPIF.

Step 3: Successful applicants will be selected from the list of nominees through an evaluation of their academic excellence and financial need.

Step 4: Selected scholars will be notified by BPIF of their acceptance to the program through their schools and electronic mail indicated in the application form.

BPI Scholarship Application Form

In case you are wondering how to apply for a BPI Scholarship, you need to fill out the BPI scholarship application form. Here is a sample of some of the information you will need to provide as detailed in the application form below:

The BPI Scholarship Application Form above will allow you to assess if you are eligible to receive financial assistance for college. This form requires basic information about yourself as well as your academic performance and financial need.

Once completed, the application will be reviewed and BPI contact you with their decision.

Important Reminders

Below are some of the important reminders that scholars must bear in mind when applying for the BPI Foundation’s Scholarship Program.

  • Fill out the application form honestly and avoid giving falsified information as it will affect the status of your application.
  • Complete all the documentary requirements before filing your application for the scholarship program. Incomplete documents may hinder or cause delays with the status of your application.
  • Submit all the required documents on time and before the deadline indicated.
  • Read all the documents or forms thoroughly before filling them out to avoid erasures and/or incorrect information.
  • Also, interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to contact and email their colleges/universities for more information or submission applications.

Contact Information of BPI Pagpupugay Scholarship Partnet Schools

Please check out the following contact details to learn more about the BPI Foundation Scholarship based on the partner education institutions below:

Ateneo de Manila University
Email Address: scholarships.ls@ateneo.edu

Cebu Institute of Technology University
Email Address: oas@cit.edu

Christ the King College – Gingoog City
Email Address: ckcrvm@gmail.com

De La Salle University (Manila)
Visit the De La Salle University, Facebook Page, for the Google Form link

Far Eastern University (Manila)
Email Address: financial_assistance@feu.edu.ph
Other Email Address: scholarshiprequirements@feu.edu.ph

Holy Angel University (Pampanga)
Email Address: gpineda@hau.edu.ph

Lorma Colleges (La Union)
Email Address: scholarships@lorma.edu

Lyceum of the Philippines University (Davao)
Email Address: lpudvoscholarship.coordinator@lpu.edu.ph

Mapua University (Manila and Makati)
Email Address: Admissions-Scholarship@mapua.edu.ph

Malayan Colleges Laguna
Email Address: jromesina@mcl.edu.ph

Malayan Colleges Mindanao
Email Address: ldaquino@mcm.edu.ph

Mindanao State University–Iligan Institute of Technology
Email Address: admissions@g.msuiit.edu.ph

Miriam College
Email Address: phizon@mc.edu.ph or  coll-admission@mc.edu.ph

National Teachers College
Email Address: scholarship@ntc.edu.ph

Philippine Women’s University
Email Address: externalaffairs@pwu.edu.ph

PHINMA Republican College
Email Address: drnarag@sjc.phinma.edu.ph

PHINMA St. Jude College
Email Address: drnarag@sjc.phinma.edu.ph

Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Email Address: scholarship@pup.edu.ph

Saint Louis University – Baguio
Email Address: cbkawi@slu.edu.ph or  gcdir@slu.edu.ph

Silliman University
Email Address: scholarships@su.edu.ph

Southville International School and Colleges
Email Address: scholarships@southville.edu.ph

St. Mary’s College of Baliuag (Bulacan)
Email Address: smc_baliuag@yahoo.com

Technological Institute of the Philippines
Email Address: frank.alejandrino@tip.edu.ph or careercenter@tip.edu.ph

University of Batangas
Email Address: nikki.chavez@ub.edu.ph or amyrose.septimo@ub.edu.ph

University of Northern Philippines
Email Address: sgfas@unp.edu.ph

University of Nueva Caceres
Email Address: sgo@unc.edu.ph

University of Perpetual Help Systems Dalta
Email Address: fe.umali@perpetualdalta.edu.ph

University of Santo Tomas (Manila)
Email Address: osascholarship@ust.edu.ph

University of San Carlos
Email Address: scholarship@usc.edu.ph or fsboncayao@usc.edu.ph

University of the Immaculate Concepcion (Davao)
Email Address: scholarship_office@uic.edu.ph

University of the Philippines (Diliman)
Email Address: updscholarships@gmail.com

University of the Philippines (Manila)
Email Address: upm-osa@up.edu.ph

Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan
Email Address: aao@xu.edu.ph

Video: BPI Foundation

Check out the video through the link provided above to get a better idea of the BPI Foundation and its mission.

The Pagpupugay Scholarship offered by the BPI Foundation is part of their Corporate Social Responsibility. We hope you understand the process you have to go through when you will apply for the said scholarship program. Hence, if you are a kin of a medical front liner and wish to avail of the Pagpupugay Scholarship, you might find this video helpful.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I avail the Pagpupugay scholarship program?

To avail of the scholarship program, you must first be qualified to apply for the said scholarship and become its beneficiary. Hence, you must have and maintain a General Weighted Average (GWA) of 85% or its equivalent, or meet University standards for the previous academic year for incoming 1st year students or for the previous semester for incoming 2nd year-5th year students. You may also see the full list of eligibility requirements criteria above.

2. How much is the monetary assistance?

Each scholar will receive a scholarship grant of up to PHP 100, 000 every academic year to help pay tuition and other incidental expenses given directly to BPIF’s partner institution. Other benefits and perks from the scholarship are also given to the scholars such as allowances for monthly living subsidy and learning assistance allowance.

3. Is there a maintaining grade for the Pagpupugay Scholarship of the BPI Foundation?

Eligible student applicants must have to maintain a General Weighted Average (GWA) of 85% or its equivalent or meet the University standards for the previous academic year for incoming 1st year students or for the previous semester for incoming 2nd year-5th year students.

4. Who can apply for the Pagpupugay scholarship (BPIF)?

BPI Foundation has established the “PAGPUPUGAY” which is a scholarship program to support the kin of medical front-line workers who have died or have been afflicted with the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, any kin of the members of the medical front liners is encouraged to apply for the scholarship program as long as they can meet the established set of requirements of the scholarship program.

5. Is Pagpupugay Scholarship (BPIF) still open?

For the Academic Year 2022 – 2023, BPI Foundation has open applications for eight (8) new student applicants. It is a keen and thorough process of screening, assessment, and evaluation. However, once you qualify and become a scholar, you may expect a lot from the scholarship program.

6. Does BPI Foundation offer a Scholarship program?

BPI Foundation has officially reopened its “Pagpupugay” scholarship program to support the next of kin of medical front liners who contracted COVID-19 or passed away in the line of duty during the pandemic and if you qualify, take advantage of this opportunity since this scholarship program has a lot to offer for you.

Summary

Hence, this is a process of applying for the Pagpupugay scholarship (BPIF), this is to support the kin of medical front-line workers who have died or been afflicted with the coronavirus, just bear in mind that you have a family member or relatives who are medical front liners to become eligible for the grant.

You must also secure and attached all the documents along with your application form and ensure that you have filled out all the required fields and verify whether all the information you have provided is accurate. This is to avoid delays in the processing of your documents application.