By Kean Andrei Bagaipo | September 14, 2023
Silliman University (SU) alumni organizations pledged additional funds for their scholarship endowments last August, benefiting more junior high school and college students this school year.
Administered by SU, two alumni organizations and a former working student donated for separate scholarship programs and other teaching tools and equipment for the College of Nursing (CON).
The SU High School (SUHS) Class of 1973 turned over a ₱1.2-million check to SU President Dr. Betty Cernol McCann as an endowment for the SUHS 1973 Junior High School Scholarship Fund, along with two other funds: Faith Fund and Hinabang Fund, in celebration of their 50th year on Aug. 25.
According to the university, the SUHS 1973 fund is the “largest endowment for junior high school scholarships,” which has already helped three students and is “expecting more to benefit from the financial resource.”
On the other hand, SU also received an additional $70,000 in May and August for the Robert James Michael and Elizabeth Sy-Michael Grant for working students, which amounted to $120,000 in donations since 2022.
Sy-Michael, a former working student who graduated with a bachelor of business administration degree in 1971, established her grants-in-aid program last year with an initial donation of $50,000.
Moreover, the SU CON Class of 1980, led by Grace Pal-Carpio, donated a complete life/form auscultation training station to the college on Aug. 28 through a turn-over ceremony held at the William Barry Thompson Hall.
Pal-Carpio said their donation “will serve as a teaching tool, where nursing students will be able to hear the different breath and lung sounds.”
The different scholarships and financial aid offered by the university are covered under the Office of Student Services (OSS) through the Student Scholarship and Aid Division.
(via Silliman University Office of Information and Publications)