SM Scholarship 2021 Application Schedule: How to Apply

Looking for a scholarship grant to fund your college education? Good news! The SM Foundation College is offering its Scholarship Program for Academic Year (AY) 2021-2022. The program was conceived in 1993 through the late Henry Sy, Sr’s belief that education is the best defense against poverty. Since then, the SM Foundation is offering scholarships to thousands of deserving high school graduates giving them the opportunity to reach their full potential and have a better future.

SM Scholarship AY 2020-2021


Here are the qualifications you need to fulfill to become a scholar:

  1. You must be a Grade 12 high school graduate from public schools or a private high school graduate with DepEd voucher after completing Grade 10 from public schools in the areas covered:
    • Luzon: NCR, Albay, Bataan, Batangas, Benguet, Bulacan, Cagayan, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Cavite, Isabela, Laguna, Nueva Ecija, Palawan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Sorsogon, 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
  2. A general weighted average grade of at least 88% or its equivalent for Grade 12 – 1st semester.
  3. With a total household income of less than or equal to P150,000 per year.

Application Schedule 2021

The online application period for the SM College Scholarship Program for School Year 2021-2022 will start on January 1, 2021 until February 28, 2021. Please be reminded that the application will be done online and walk-in applicants will not be accepted. Stay tuned for more updates.

How to Apply

Here is the step-by-step process on how to become an SM Foundation Scholar:

1. Online Application

Using a computer with a good internet connection, go to On the landing page, click the STUDENT tab then click the Register button. Accomplish the online application form then upload all the required documents below:

  • Your parent’s or guardian’s 2017 Income Tax Return / Certification of Non-Filing of Income / Certificate of Indigency;
  • Latest Grade 12 or 4th-year report card
  • Birth Certificate
  • 2 x 2 ID picture
  • Sketch of home to the nearest SM mall

2. Confirm your Application

Confirm your scholarship application by logging-in to the SM Scholarship Online System within 7 days after the submission of the online application. Failure to confirm your application within this time period will render your application void.

3. Wait for the Notification

The Foundation will now assess and evaluate your application form and other documents. Wait for the e-mail notification indicating that you are qualified or your application is invalid or with incomplete requirements.

4. Pass the Examination

You will receive the schedule of examination through email within 15 days after confirming your online application. Exam passers will be announced on the same day.

5. Interview

Exam passers will be interviewed by SM Foundation staff on the same day of the exam.

6. Home Visit

After passing the exam and interview, the SM Foundation team will visit your house to check if you are really qualified for the program.

7. Confirmation of Course and School

After passing all the steps above, you will be called for the confirmation of your preferred course and school.

8. Orientation and Contract Signing

You will receive an email notification indicating the schedule of orientation.

Partner Schools

Allowed Courses

Here are the courses available to an SM scholar for the Academic year 2020-2021:

  • BS in Computer Science
  • BS in Information Technology
  • BS in Electronics and Communications Engineering / BS in Electronics Engineering
  • BS in Computer Engineering
  • BS in Civil Engineering
  • BS Mechanical Engineering
  • BS in Electrical Engineering
  • BS in Elementary Education
  • BS in Secondary Education major in Biology, Chemistry, General Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, English
  • BS in Accountancy
  • BS in Accounting Technology
  • BS in Accounting Information Systems
  • BS in Internal Auditing
  • BS in Financial Management
  • BS in Management Accounting

Benefits of Being an SM Scholar

SM Foundation Scholars are entitled to a full-tuition college education, a monthly stipend, and part-time job opportunities during semestral and Christmas breaks. Aside from these benefits, scholars will receive exclusive job offers with the SM group.

What are you waiting for? Submit your application now and become an SM scholar!

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Apple Joy
Apple Joy
2 months ago

Is the application for scholarship is available?

kaye marie tangaro
6 months ago

can i still apply?

Camille Estioco
Camille Estioco
10 months ago

Bawal po college student?

11 months ago

May i ask if there’s a re-sched of sm scholarship examination. I wasn’t able to attend po kasi because of school matters that i needed to comply the same date as the sm scholarship examination.

Ma.Lourdes Villa Cruz
Ma.Lourdes Villa Cruz
10 months ago
Reply to  Arianne

Pano din po d mkakaatend anak ko sa exam nya s monday my importante din po kasi clang activity sa school pano po gagawin re schedule po b?

6 months ago
Reply to  Arianne

when is the entrance exam 2021

11 months ago

May i ask if there’s a re-sched of sm scholarship examination. I wasn’t able to attend po kasi because of school matters that i needed to comply the same date as the sm scholarship examination. Salamat po

6 months ago
Reply to  Arianne

i need really a shcolarship can you help me

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