For this academic year 2018-2019, the PHINMA Foundation, Inc. awarded 31 new scholarship grants under its flagship program the PHINMA National Scholarship (PNS). These new scholars were welcomed by the PHINMA employees and executives during the Annual Banquet last September 25, 2018.
Of the 31 new scholars, 15 of them are accountancy majors from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and 16 of them are education majors from the Philippine Normal University. Currently, there are 108 scholars under the PNS program.
During the Annual Banquet, PNS also recognized this year’s Making Lives Better Awardee, Ramil Chua, from the Philippine Normal University. This award is given to a recent graduate who has demonstrated a strong commitment towards nation-building and is an exemplar of the PHINMA core values of Integrity, Competence, Professionalism, and Patriotism.
Ramil is currently a Teacher Fellow of Teach for the Philippines in Malaban Elementary School, Laguna. As a scholar, Ramil was very diligent with his studies and was recognized an FSTEM Laurel Awardee by the Math and Science Department. He has led many initiatives on campus and in the PNS Program as well. In his speech, Ramil reminded the new scholars that one way of showing their commitment to making lives better for others is to study well and include others in their goals and aspirations.
“Mga bagong scholars, tandaan niyo na wala nang hihigit pa sa pangarap na hindi lamang para sa sarili kundi sa pangarap na para rin sa kapakanan ng iba. Hindi tayo nilikha ng maykapal para maging makasarili at hindi kayo naging scholar dahil magaling lang kayo kundi kinakitaan kayo ng puso na wala ang iba. Ang pusong ito ay ang puso na may pagmamahal sa bayan at ang pagmamahal na ‘yan ay nakita sa determinasyon mong mag-aral.”
– Ramil Chua, 2018 Making Lives Better Awardee