Nurturing Dreams, Transforming Lives

Nurturing Dreams, Transforming Lives

The UPAAS Scholarship Programme, a flagship initiative of the society, supports Filipino students with limited financial means to obtain quality education from the University of the Philippines, the country’s premier university.  Scholarship programme recipients are vetted by the UP Office of Scholarships and Student Services, which also administers the scholarship grant on behalf of UPAAS.

Our endeavour is to give hope and inspire these Filipino youth who are in need of a fully funded UP education. With your kind and generous support, we hope to raise funds to support our current scholars and potentially increase the recipient of this meaningful programme.  Every year, we allocate $1,500 for each scholar to fund their school fees, project fees and living expenses.

UPAAS Scholarship Programme has touched the lives of many, not only that of our scholars but also their families and the respective communities the former scholars are able to now serve and positively contribute to. The scholarship program is UPAAS way in supporting the vital role that UP plays in the development of Philippine society and its contribution to sustainable poverty alleviation initiatives.

This cause is only made possible through the support of our members and donors, the heart and soul of this Scholarship Programme. Through our outreach and financial assistance, we hope to encourage not only the academic but personal growth of our scholars. 


We reach out to you to give for education and for the betterment of the lives of deserving youth. Thank you for being a beacon of hope.

Donations could be made one-off, monthly, quarterly, as your heart desires.  Here are ways to donate: 

  1. Standard Chartered Bank
  • Account Name: University of the Philippines Alumni Association Singapore
  • Account Number: 4200007591
  • Bank Code: 9496/ Branch Code: 042
  • Reference: Scholarship Fund
  1. PayNow:
  • UEN: T03SS0198E
  • Please indicate for reference: Scholarship Fund (any amount)

We thank you for your continued support to our scholarship program.


Maria Isabella Valerie Po
BS Psychology, UP Diliman
Graduated Cum Laude, June 2020

Valerie was a recipient of the scholarship since 2016. A daughter of senior citizens with no other source of income aside from her father’s pension, she is ever grateful of the kind assistance that UPAAS has afforded her. She herself is not shy in helping others. Valerie is active in the CSSP Council during her university days.

Christian Pangilinan Jimenez
BS Geology, UP Diliman
Graduated, June 2019

Christian is a Geology major specializing in the field of Geochemistry. Hailing from Nueva Ecija, he endured life away from home to pursue his dream of getting a UP education. He is ever grateful to the organization for helping him alleviate the financial concerns that science majors have as they conduct science research. He placed 7th at the 2019 Geologist Licensure Examinations.

Kate Lyne Soleil Sta Rita
Bachelor in Elementary Education (Science and Math), UP Diliman
Graduated Cum Laude, June 2018

Barely a month after graduation, Kate Lyn is now living her dream as a Science and Math teacher at Miriam College. She has penned down her experience emotionally: “For the past few years, I had wandered the vast maze of my university hallways looking for the correct classroom. I kept wandering around, quietly panicking, knowing class was starting but powerless to figure out what to do. Now that I’m finally a degree holder, I know that I’ll still be doing the same – wandering a vast maze of hallways trying to get to classes. The only difference is I’m no longer a student, but a teacher.”

A daughter of a tricycle driver and a housewife, she is thankful of the scholarship afforded to her which alleviates financial difficulties from her parents.  

Emmanuel A. Ruiz
BS Electronics and Communications Engineering, UP Diliman
Graduated Cum Laude, June 2016

Emmanuel has performed well consistently in his academic work and on his way towards a bright future. According to him, the scholarship has given him hope to continue his dream to become an engineer and the courage to become a good leader to his fellow. He served as the President of the UP Circle of Engineering Students (UP CREST) during his 5th year in UP. 

Joey R. Joson
BS Mathematics, UP Diliman
Graduated April 2014

Given that his mother is a single parent raising five children on her own, the scholarship grant was a great help to Joey financially and a source of encouragement. The UPAAS support has taught him that “despite all the hardships one has been and will be going through, there will always be people who will help you achieve your dreams, just don’t falter along the way.”  

Joey is currently teaching Mathematics at UP Los Banos.

Kevin M. Corpuz
BA Political Science, UP Manila

Kevin is a proud scholar of the UPAAS for four years. Such support enables him to cope with the financial difficulties on school and living expenses, something which the meagre earnings of his mother who works as a canteen vendor cannot adequately cope. He is ever grateful to the generous men and women who have the heart of giving back to the alma mater. “If the school is the second home, the UPAAS is my second home annex. Not only does the Association support us scholars through its continuous financial assistance program. We also benefit from its large and solid network of UP Alumni who are always ready to provide time and opportunities. We are not afraid to withstand college problems, huge and small, as our titos and titas in the Association are readily constantly available for professional advice and emotional support.”

Cherry Joy F. Tumampo
BS Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, UP Diliman
Graduated Summa Cum Laude, April 2012 

Cherry is the eldest of three siblings. Her father, a janitor, and her mother, a housewife, struggle to make both ends meet. Cherry is grateful to UPAAS for giving her a chance to study in UP and making her a step closer to her dreams. “The scholarship gave me the chance to explore my potentials and capabilities as I make my way in the university. Without your help, I would not have the opportunity to learn from the best professors, interact with brilliant students and well, have the best time of my life.” She is currently pursuing higher studies in UP Manila and is a DOST scholar for the MD-PhD program in Molecular Medicine. She is due to enter her internship year in July 2019.  Recently, she visited Singapore to grace the 15th Anniversary Dinner of the UPAAS in December 2018. For the full article, please visit this link.

Leirald E. Reyes
BS Business Administration, UP Diliman
Graduated Cum Laude, April 2011

Leirald adroitly juggled academics, extra-curricular activities and volunteerism. In her university days, she was the Communications Department Manager of UP Interschool Business Association and a Servicing Officer in UP AIESEC*. While with AIESEC, she went on a Global Internship Program in Bangkok, Thailand where, together with an international team, she helped organized a summer camp for an orphanage of 60-80 kids.

Jonathan Cary R. Aguilar
BS Biology, UP Diliman
Graduated April 2010

Cary is now a Medical Doctor and a Resident Physician at the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Centre. He felt deeply honoured to be chosen as one of the scholars and was profuse in his thanks to UPAAS. The scholarship left a profound impact on him and inculcated a host of values. In his words, “…being a scholar of this grant inspired me to continually remember other people’s sake as well; to inculcate the values of service (bringing back to the people what they invested on us being “iskolar ng bayan”), selflessness, and brotherly concern. This scholarship also taught me to continue pursuing my future; not giving up despite so many trials, and failures. Without this, I would not have been motivated to struggle and face life’s challenges as they were not just from a student’s viewpoint but more importantly as human.”

There may be myriads of ways to combat poverty and shape a society’s well-being, but education will always have a special place on the list. It benefits the society; its impact is life-long; its significance is priceless. The value that education holds attains a special, profound meaning, if the way it is made accessible is borne out of sheer goodwill, painstaking efforts and solidarity among volunteers.