SM Foundation College and Tech-Voc Philippine Scholarship Programs

SM Foundation was established in 1983 by Henry Sy Sr. and Felicidad T. Sy to pursue its mission anchored in “People Helping People”. The SM group of companies focused on social inclusion by nurturing and caring the underserved communities where SM is present. The affiliates of the programs managed by the SM Foundation are the Felicidad T. Sy Foundation, Henry Sy Foundation, and the BDO Foundation.


There are 3 components of the SM Foundation, namely the Felicidad T. Sy Foundation focused on the spiritual development and promoting Catholic living in the community such as church restoration, the Henry Sy Foundation focus on empowering the youth by giving grants to educational institutions and supporting educational institutions in promoting academic excellence, and the BDO Foundation focused on disaster response advocacy with relief rehabilitation and reconstruction as its main interventions.


SM Foundation offers college scholarships and the technical vocational scholarships. The foundation also helps in providing and donating school buildings for the underprivileged children in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd). The school buildings are fully equipped with student armchairs, wall fans, blackboards, toilets, and teacher’s desks.



SM Tech-Voc Scholarship

The scholar has an option to choose a quicker 2 year technical-vocational course in areas with great demand in the market.



  • Must be a high school graduate
  • Must pass the requirements presented by partner Technical-Vocational Schools




Full tuition subsidy in any of its partner schools

On the job internship

Referral to industry partners after graduation

Other fun filled activities


Courses accepted

Choice of specialization in the areas of

  • Food and Beverage
  • Automobile Mechanic
  • Fitter Machinist
  • Electro-Mechanical Technician
  • Refrigeration and Airconditioning
  • Small Arc Welding and Electromechanics



College Scholarship


  • Full tuition
  • Monthly allowance
  • Part time job opportunities during semestral and Christmas breaks
  • Exclusive job offers with the SM group upon graduation
  • Other fun filled activities and enrichment programs


Detailed list of courses accepted

The college scholar may choose courses in the following areas of study, accounting, information technology, engineering, and education.

  1. BS in Computer Science
  2. BS in Information Technology
  3. BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering
  4. BS in Electronics Engineering
  5. BS in Computer Engineering
  6. BS in Civil Engineering
  7. BS in Electrical Engineering
  8. BS in Mechanical Engineering
  9. BS in Elementary Education
  10. BS in Secondary Education major in Biology, Chemistry, General Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, English
  11. BS in Accountancy
  12. BS in Accounting Information Systems
  13. BS in Internal Auditing
  14. BS in Management Accounting



Applicants must come from the following areas

Luzon. NCR, Albay, Batangas, Benguet, Bulacan, Cagayan, Camarines Sur, Cavite, Isabela, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Palawan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Quezon, Rizal, Tarlac, Zambales.


Visayas. Capiz, Cebu, Iloilo, Leyte, Negros Occidental.


Mindanao. Agusan del Norte, Davao del Sur, Misamis Oriental, South Cotabato, Zamboanga del Sur.




  • Public high school graduates in the above areas covered.
  • Fourth year or Grade 12 weighted average grade of at least 88% in the second or third grading period.
  • Total household income of at most P150,000 per year.



  • NSO/ City or Municipal Registrar issued Birth Certificate
  • Latest Report Card Form 137
  • Income Tax Return/ Certificate of Non-Filing of Tax/ Certificate of Indigency
  • ID picture
  • Sketch of house from nearest SM Mall/ Outlet


Submit the requirements as attachments on the online application you are going to fill out. For your online application, please click this,


Interested applicants should fill out the SM College Scholarship application form, which is available at the customer service center of the SM Department Store and at the SCMC Administration Office.


Aside from the scholar’s tuition, the SM Foundation will also provide allowances. SM is also encouraging its scholars to earn extra income by offering them jobs during summer vacation. Graduates are not required to work for SM as payback for their education.



Partner schools

NCR scholars

Courses listed a-g; j-m, will be directed to enroll in any of the following

  • Asia Pacific College
  • FEU – Institute of Technology
  • National University (NU)


Courses listed h-m, will be directed to enroll in any of the following

  • Far Eastern University
  • Jose Rizal University
  • National University
  • Pamantasan Ng Lungsod ng Marikina
  • Pamantasan Ng Lungsod ng Maynila
  • Philippine Normal University
  • Philippines School of Business Administration (Manila)
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines
  • University of the East – Caloocan
  • University of the East – Manila
  • University of the Philippines – Diliman



All provincial scholars will be directed to enroll in any of the following SM Partner schools.

Luzon Partner Schools

Benguet Baguio

  • Saint Louis University
  • University of the Philippines – Baguio
  • University of the Cordilleras




  • Pangasinan State University
  • Lyceum Northern Luzon Pangasinan
  • Lyceum Northwestern University


Isabela – Cauayan

  • Our Lady of the Pillar College – Cauayan, Isabela
  • University of Perpetual Help System – Isabela
  • Philippine Normal University – Alicia, Isabela




  • Meycauayan College
  • Bulacan State University
  • Baliuag University



Nueva Ecija – Cabanatuan

  • Araullo University
  • Central Luzon State University




  • Holy Angel University
  • University of the Assumption
  • Angeles University Foundation




  • Tarlac State University



Zambales Olongapo

  • Gordon College
  • Columban College




  • Dela Salle University – Dasmarinas, Cavite
  • San Sebastian College – Recoletos De Cavite
  • National College of Science and Technology
  • Cavite State University
  • Rogationist College




  • Southern Luzon State University
  • Manuel Enverga University Foundation




  • University of Perpetual Help System – Binan, Laguna
  • University of Perpetual Help System – Rizal, Calamba, Laguna
  • Laguna College of Business and Arts
  • Laguna State Polytechnic University – Sta. Cruz
  • Laguna State Polytechnic University – San Pablo
  • University of the Philippines – Los Banos, Laguna




  • University of Batangas
  • Batangas State University – Main
  • Batangas State University – Lipa
  • Batangas State University – Rosarion
  • University of Batangas
  • De La Salle University – Lipa
  • First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities
  • Lipa City College



Palawan – Puerto Princesa

  • Palawan State University



Camarines Sur – Naga

  • Ateneo de Naga University
  • University of Nueva Caceres
  • Universidad De Sta. Isabel
  • Naga College Foundation
  • Partido State University
  • Camarines Sur Polytechnic College




Visayas Partner Schools

Leyte – Tacloban

  • Saint Paul School of Professional Studies
  • Eastern Visayas State University
  • Leyte Normal University
  • University of the Philippines – Tacloban College




  • University of San Jose Recoletos
  • University of the Philippines Visayas Cebu College
  • University of Cebu – Lapu Lapu and Mandaue
  • University of Cebu – Banilad
  • University of San Carlos
  • Cebu Institute of Technology
  • Cebu Normal University




  • University of San Agustin
  • Central Philippine University
  • University of the Philippines Visayas Iloilo
  • West Visayas State University



Negros Occidental – Bacolod

  • Colegio San Agustin
  • University of St. La Salle
  • Technological University of the Philippines Visayas
  • University of Negros Occidental Recoletos




Mindanao Partner Schools

Davao del Sur – Davao City

  • Ateneo de Davao University
  • University of Southeastern Philippines
  • University of Mindanao
  • University of the Philippines Mindanao – Davao City
  • University of Immaculate Concepcion



Misamis Oriental – Cagayan de oro

  • Xavier University – Ateneo De Cagayan
  • University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines
  • Liceo De Cagayan University
  • Cagayan De Oro College



South Cotabato – General Santos

  • Mindanao State University
  • Notre Dame of Dadiangas University



See the announcement for these areas soon

  • Albay and Cagayan
  • Capiz
  • Agusan del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur



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Contact information

SM Foundation

SM Corporate Offices Building B

J.W. Diokno Boulevard, Mall of Asia Complex

Pasay City, 1300 Philippines

Telephone: (632) 857-0100 loc. 1678

Telefax: (632) 831-8282




Carmen Linda Atayde

Telephone:  02 552 7013 or 02 857 0100 loc. 1681, 1684, 1687, 1688



Health & Wellness

Connie Angeles

Telephone: 02 857 0100 loc. 1682



Farmers’ Training

Cristina Angeles​

Tel. No.: 02 857 0100 loc. 1679



SM Cares

Chito Bauzon

10th Floor SM Mall of Asia Annex Building,

Coral Way corner J.W. Diokno Boulevard,

Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City

Telephone: 02 876 1111



Henry Sy Foundation

Virginia Yap

10th Floor L. V Locsin Building 6752 Ayala

Avenue, corner Makati Ave., Makati City

Telephone: 02 818 0071

Fax: 02 830 0900


Felicidad T. Sy Foundation

Imelda Elido

10th Floor L. V Locsin Building 6752 Ayala

Avenue, corner Makati Ave., Makati City

Telephoe: 02 819 1616

Fax: 02 817 2828



BDO Foundation

Mario Deriquito

Ground Floor North Tower, BDO Corporate Center,

H.V. Dela Costa Street corner Makati Avenue,

Salcedo Village, Makati City

Telephone: 02 840 7000 loc. 6046




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5 thoughts on “SM Foundation College and Tech-Voc Philippine Scholarship Programs

  1. Good morning..
    I want to apply in your scholarship program but im just an als passer.
    By any chance.. am i allowed in your scholarship program??

    1. Yes, please read the article, especially the eligibility requirements, and then submit all to the contact information provided at the end of the article. Thanks.

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