July 15, 2021

BECOME A SCHOLAR

The PHINMA Foundation makes lives better by helping our financially challenged kababayans to gain access and finish their education. Are you a college or a high school student? Or maybe a seminarian or even a bishop who wants to pursue further studies?

The PFI has 4 different scholarship grants that you might be interested to apply for.

  • PHINMA National Scholarship
  • Science and Engineering Fund Grants
  • Seminarian Scholarship Fund
  • The Bishop’s Fund

PHINMA National Scholarship (PNS)

**Go to SY 2021-2022 application details, click here.

 The PNS is the flagship program of PHINMA Foundation, Inc. The program offers not just financial support but also Leadership and Mentorship Program. Here is the list of partner schools under this program.

Philippine Normal University

  • Education degree with a specialization in the fields of:
    • English
    • Filipino
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social Science
    • Early Childhood
    • Information Technology Education

University of the Philippines – Diliman

  • Engineering courses such as:
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Electronics and Communications Engineering

Polytechnic University of the Philippines
 Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

PHINMA University of Pangasinan
 Education Degree
 Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
 Bachelor of Science in Engineering

For more details on how to apply, please check this link.

PFI Science and Engineering Fund Grants

In this scholarship, the PFI offers purely financial aid for college and high school students. You must be enrolled in one of the following schools. For inquiries and application, you may get in touch directly with the contact persons listed below.

Partner University/Contact InfoPartner Science High School/Contact Info
Cebu Institute of Technology
Office of Admission and Scholarship
032 2617741
GUSA Regional Science High School
(088) 8813219 | (088) 8557212
Central Philippine University
Student Development & Programs
033-329-1971 to 79 loc 1084/2154
Manila Science High School
(02) 8525-6197
Mapua Institute of Technology
Center for Scholarships and Financial Assistance
Tel. No. +63 (2) 8247.5000 local 1203
Muntinlupa Science High School
(02) 8519 9770
MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology
Admission and Scholarship
(063) 2232351
Phil. Science High School – Bicol Region Campus
(054) 453 2048
St. Louis University
Admission and Scholarship
(074) 4448246 to 48 loc 222
Phil. Science High School – Cagayan Valley Campus
(078) 321-4112
University of San Carlos, Talamban Campus
Office of Student Affairs
(032) 2301000 loc. 276
Phil. Science High School – Central Mindanao Campus
(063) 836 0097 to 98
University of the Philippines – Los Banos
Scholarship and Assistance Division
(049) 536-3209
Phil. Science High School – Central Visayas Campus
(032) 485-1000 local 5002
Phil. Science High School – Eastern Visayas Campus
(053) 3235616 to 17 | (053) 8880366
Phil. Science High School – Southern Mindanao Campus
(082) 293 0002 to 04 loc. 122
Phil. Science High School – Western Visayas Campus
(033) 3295644 loc. 204
Phil. Science High School – Ilocos Region Campus
(077) 6471454 | (077) 6471446

Seminarian Scholarship Fund

The PHINMA Foundation’s Seminarian Fund was put up to commemorate the canonization of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, a poor, dedicated missionary priest, who was martyred in Japan. Inspired by his life, the Foundation aims to help seminarians who are preparing for the priesthood in poor dioceses.

  • Qualifications of Seminarian Grantees
  1. Must have completed his philosophy course
  2. Should have been accepted to do his theology course
  3. Must be endorsed by the Bishop or the Rector of the Seminary where the applicant is enrolled, to: 
    • Have a strong spirituality and an explicit intention of continuing on to the priesthood.
    • Be physically, intellectually and morally fit to pursue theological studies, and 
    • Be financially needy.  (Please attach income tax returns of all family members contributing for family need
  • Documents to be submitted upon application 
  1. Accomplished scholarship application form; download here
  2. Letter from applicant requesting for scholarship assistance;
  3. Endorsement letter from the bishop or seminary rector 
  4. Transcript of records for college studies 
  5. Transcript of grades in theology school (if applicable) 
  6. Photocopy of income tax returns of family members contributing to family needs. 
  7. Two recent 2 x 2 photos
  • Scholarship Privileges
Amount
Semester 1PhP 11,250
Semester 2PhP 11,250
TOTAL FUND GRANT PER SYPhP 22,500

The seminarian scholar will be entitled to a total of PhP 22,500 per school year which will partially cover his schooling and/or lodging requirements.

PHINMA Foundation, Inc. will pay the scholarship amount through check. The check will only be addressed directly to the Seminary/Diocese or the School where the seminarian is enrolled. The check cannot be addressed to the seminarian.

  • Renewal of the scholarship

The grantees will be eligible for their scholarships every year provided that they submit the following: 

  1. Transcript of Grades at the end of each year;
  2. Short write-up at the end of each year; and 
  3. Bishop’s & /or  Rector’s endorsement for continuation of support at the end of each school year. 
  • Duration of scholarship

The scholarship funding shall be available for as long as the grantee is:

  1. Still in the seminary,
  2. Continuing his theology education,
  3. Has not been ordained, 
  4. Continues to submit his grades every year,
  5. Continues to be recommended by the Bishop and/or Rector of the Seminary every year for the scholarship award, and
  6. Continues to submit his write-ups every term

The financial assistance will not be given to those who are in their regency year. In the event that a scholarship grantee will have to leave for his residency year, he will have to renew the scholarship once he returns to continue his education.

The Bishop’s Fund

  • Who are qualified to apply for the Bishop’s Fund?  
  1. Diocesan priests, after their 5th year of ordination to the priesthood may avail of The Bishop’s Fund provided they are recommended by the Bishops of their dioceses.
  2. Dioceses and prelatures that qualify for the program are those located in poor missionary areas, lacking of renewal programs for diocesan clergy, and insufficient financial support for the diocesan priests.
  3. A diocese/prelature shall be entitled to only one grant or grantee in order for The Bishop’s Fund to reach out to as many dioceses/prelature as possible.
  • How to Apply for the Bishop’s Fund? 

The Bishops of selected dioceses and prelatures may recommend priests whom they deem are prepared for advancement. They should submit the following for each recommendation: 

  1. Accomplished scholarship application form; download here
  2. CV and present assignment of the sponsored priest
  3. Program to be attended by the sponsored priest, purpose, duration, location, total cost of the program. (please include course outline and description if available)
  4. Two recent 2×2 photos

*A diocese / prelature shall be entitled to only one Grant / Grantee per year

  • How will the priest know if their application is approved? 

Should a priest’s application be approved, the Bishop who recommended him shall be notified by PHINMA Foundation, Inc.

  • How much will be provided by the Fund for each grantee? 

The Bishop’s Fund will provide 70% of the cost of the program which is chosen by the priest subject to the approval of the Bishop of his diocese/prelature, up to a maximum of fifteen thousand pesos (PhP 15,000) PHINMA Foundation, Inc. will pay the scholarship amount through check. Grants will be sent directly to the Bishop’s concerned. 

  • Requirements of the scholarship

After the program, the sponsored priest is required to submit a personal evaluation of the course attended, and what he has gained from the course.

For other inquiries regarding the scholarships stated, you may contact Ms. Jeng Mungcal at jbmungcal@phinma.com.ph.