SM Scholarship Application Now Open: Apply Now!

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) 2020-2021. 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

The SM Foundation Inc. is now accepting online applications for its College Scholarship Program for School Year 2020-2021 until December 31, 2019. Please be reminded that the application will be done online and walk-in applicants will not be accepted.

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!

30 thoughts on “SM Scholarship Application Now Open: Apply Now!”

  1. Good morning po! What should I do po? I found no button for confirmation at the end of my profile page but had thoroughly read the message.

  2. Good evening. I can’t confirm my application, I don’t know why. Nakailang try na po ako pero wala pong lumabas. Thankyou. Hoping for reply.

  3. Pwede ba mag avail ng scolarship nito kung yung parents ay nasa probinsya? Bale nakikitira lang sita sa ate nyng may pamilya. Pano po yung home visitation? Please let me know.

    • Good day! May I ask po kung pwedeng mag-apply dito ang currently 2ND YEAR COLLEGE STUDENT? (BSEducation-Major in English, @PUP Maragondon, Cavite) Graduate rin po ako ng Senior High last 2018.

    • Pwd po yong graduate ng 1year course? Na gusto magpatuloy? 2014 po ako graduate ng vocational course ko. Pero bago n po ang curriculum ngayon. Kung e babasi po siguro K-12 n po yon. Gusto ko po magpatuloy sa pagaaral.

  4. if ever po ba na makapasa kami sa examination, automatically po ba ay makakapasok na kami sa school na pipiliin namin or kailangan pa po namin makapasa sa entrance exam?

  5. Is there a possibility that you will accept a philosophy major student? By the way, I am currently in my 12th grade.

  6. I want to apply scholarship for me to finish my studies but I am not yet finish my senior high school I am still studying …I hope that I will one of the scholars of this organization because I wanted to finish for studies to help my family

    • Would it be possible that a north cotabato resident will be accepted as an SM Scholar?
      And I would also like to know when will be the opening of the Application for the asy 2020-2021.
      Thank you for the response! Blessings!

  7. When can I submit an application for the schoolyear 2020-2021? I may not able to go to school this schoolyear 2019-2020. Am a graduating Grade 12 student this April, 2019. I want to finish my studies, please help me.

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