Congratulations TPEF scholar graduates

TPEF proudly congratulates the graduates in 2021 and 2022.

One scholar graduate in 2021
In the year 2021, one scholar, E/C Eon Rudge Mojica, will have earned his bachelor’s degree in marine engineering at the Asian Institute of Maritime Studies. He also ranked seventh in his academic class.

12 scholars graduate in 2022
This year, 12 scholars finished their undergraduate courses from 10 universities and colleges, namely: Far Eastern University Institute of Technology; De La Salle University Incorporated; Eastern Samar State University; Catanduanes State University; Mindoro State University—Bongabong and Calapan campuses; Manila Tytana Colleges; Holy Angel University; Southville International School and Colleges, Inc.; and CIIT College of Arts and Technology. Their bachelor’s degrees range from engineering (electronics and communication, civil, and industrial), education (elementary and secondary), information technology, psychology, multimedia arts, and a Master of Arts in business administration.

The 12 scholars are from Eastern Samar, Catanduanes, Oriental Mindoro, Pampanga, La Union, Valenzuela City, Pasay City, Las Piñas City, and Sta, Mesa, Manila.

Speaking on behalf of the graduates are some of the scholars from Pampanga, Oriental Mindoro, Las Piñas City, and Catanduanes.

Ian Arvin Ponce, a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Holy Angel University, expressed how proud he is being a TPEF scholar. “To be granted such a scholarship and to become part of such a great family is an honor. TPEF has helped me fulfill something I once thought never would. I may have graduated, but the learning and exploration continues. For some, navigating where to go and how to grow leads us to question our next step. Hence, life itself is volatile. We begin to develop and mature because of life’s troubles, and from that, we start to build something far greater than what our eyes can see not just for the benefit of ourselves but for others as well.”

Charina Kaye Baruyot, Bachelor in Elementary Education from Mindoro State University, expressed gratitude for the help they received and encouraged her fellow scholars to live the values taught by the foundation. “TPEF is one of the reasons why my dreams turned into reality. I am grateful not just for the financial assistance provided but also for the opportunity to meet amazing people whom I consider as a family. The knowledge and skills I have acquired in TPEF helped me conquer all the impediments during my college days. To my fellow scholars, let’s be optimistic. Celebrate your success and learn from your failures. Let us keep on living life with the values of being a TPEF scholar.”

Jannea Mari Valladolid, Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southville International School and Colleges, Inc, also expressed gratitude and how to give her best for the betterment of the country. “I would like to express my sincerity in thanking the primary people behind this milestone. To my TPEF family, you have instilled that someone would never fail, as long as she holds her dreams tightly and fights for it no matter what. You are the light that led every aspiring student to the path of wisdom, and you served as the foundation towards the fulfillment of their hopes. In time, we shall repay such huge privilege by doing something for the country and give the best to help our fellow citizens.”

Verna Rica Posada, Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education major in Science from Catanduanes State University, considers her scholarship grant an answered prayer that enabled her to pursue her studies. “To be chosen as one of the recipients of TPEF scholarship program is an honor. I have accomplished what I thought was impossible. Your influence in my educational and personal growth has significantly helped me and my family. My parents who were not able to send me to college four years ago is immensely thankful to your outstanding organization. Because of the degree that you helped me attain, I will definitely give back to my community and help those students who are in need for them to reach their aspirations. I will lend them my hand, just how you lent yours.”

Since 2007, the TPEF Scholarship Program has been awarding financial grants to support deserving students across the country through college.