SM Scholarship 2023 Application Schedule

Looking for a scholarship grant to fund your college education? Good news! The SM Foundation is offering its College Scholarship Program for Academic Year (AY) 2023-2024. 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.


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 for 2023

The online application period for the SM College Scholarship Program for School Year 2023-2024 will start on February 1 until March 30, 2023. 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 Online 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. Online Interview

Exam passers will be interviewed by SM Foundation via Google Meet. The schedule and result of the interview will be sent via email.

6. Virtual Home Visit

After passing the exam and interview, the SM Foundation team will conduct random virtual home visits via Google Meet to those who passed the interview.

7. Confirmation of Course and School

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

8. Orientation and Contract Signing

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

Allowed Courses

Here are the courses available to an SM scholar for the Academic year 2022-2023:

  • 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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2 years ago

My exam was scheduled for Saturday, May 7. It was stated here that the exam results would be announced the same day; however, it is now May 9 and I have yet to receive an email regarding my results. Does this imply that I failed the exam?

2 years ago

Hi ask ko lang po SA mga nakapag take if mahirap po ba Yung exam? For exam na din po Kasi Ako SA may 7.

Dinna Mae Paras
Dinna Mae Paras
2 years ago

Good day po ma’am/sir, I am currently a 1st-year college student. I applied for the SM Scholarship when I was a Grade 12 student but unfortunately, I did not pass the exam. Am I still allowed to apply ma’am/sir? Are there any changes in requirements? Hoping for your soonest response. Thank you po and God Bless.

3 years ago

What if an older person who is a highscool graduate way back 1994 would like to have a scholarship for college to pursue his dream? Could you please help us if you know any scholarship grants. It will be very appreciated. Thank you in advance.

3 years ago

Same us sino po dto successful na naka exam