Toyota Foundation extends scholarship grants to JCMP HS graduates
In a bid to expand the scholarship grants for higher learning to graduates of the Justice Cecilia Muñoz Palma High School (JCMPHS), the Justice Cecilia Muñoz Palma Foundation (JCMPF) sought the assistance of the Toyota Foundation, Inc. to extend scholarships on automotive technology to deserving graduates of JCMPHS.
Through Engr. Ronald Gaspar, Coordinating Manager and Education Sector Head of the Toyota Motors Philippines Foundation, Inc., together with Ms. Eden Salazar, TMP Examiner, gave a qualifying examination for those interested in automotive technology was held on March 18, 2015. Through the able coordination of its principal, Ms. Juanita Alajar, and its Teacher 1-Technology & Livelihood Education (TLE) Mr. Charles Marquez, around 78 graduating students participated in the examination which was held at the school.
From among these examinees, 47 passed. However, only 7 passers made it to the first round of interviews conducted by the Toyota Motors Philippines Academy’s Technical Director, Mr. Loreto San Pedro. The last leg of interviews were done by the Toyota dealers who each adopted a student whom they will support for the 2-year automotive technology course.
The following are the first batch of scholars and their particular Toyota dealer-benefactors: Julius Christian Bedia (Toyota Alabang); Aldrin Cabatbat (Toyota Cubao); Paul Cedrick Carcer (Toyota Marikina); Mark Renan Tarnate (Toyota Jose Abad Santos); Alex Rulida, Jr. (Toyota-Quezon Avenue); Glen Abonales and Aljon Miñoza (both of Toyota Foundation).
The scholars will enjoy full scholarship complete with books and school supplies, room and board at the Toyota Motors Phils. Academy for two years. TMP Academy is located at the Toyota Special Economic Zone in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna.
Both the Toyota Foundation and the Justice Cecilia Muñoz Palma Foundation believe that education is a key factor in poverty alleviation and in socio-economic development. Giving access to education for students in need will ensure a better future for them.