Colgate Philippines has awarded PHP5 million worth of scholarship money to young students around the country as part of the Colgate Scholarship Promo 2018, providing them with a future they can smile about through education.
Drawn from May to July this year, Colgate awarded PHP100,000 to a total of 50 winners who each nominated a scholar who will benefit from the scholarship money. Among the Colgate Scholarship Promo 2018 scholars are Noria, a 15-year-old student from Binangonan, Rizal. Meanwhile, Jojo Calapuan, who lives in Cebu City, and Sidney Lanete from Davao City, were awarded the scholarship money for their children’s education.
“The Colgate Scholarship Promo is part of our company’s commitment to give everyone a ‘future they can smile about’ by providing financial support to Filipino families and assisting them in the education needs of young student,’ who will be come future scientists, doctors, teachers, lawyers, engineers of this country,” said Arvind Sachdev, General Manager, Colgate-Palmolive Philippines, Inc., who led the formal awarding of the prizes to the scholars.
As a culminating event, Colgate gathered some of the winners from Luzon for an awarding ceremony and a day full of fun and exciting activities at The Mind Museum in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. The scholars and their families explored the amazing exhibits at the museum and were treated to a spectacular Science Show to inspire the children to keep on learning and aim for a brighter future.
Also present at the event were a few of the 2016 and 2017 winners of the Colgate Scholarship Promo. “I am happy that I won a scholarship from Colgate,” 11-year-old Vince, Colgate Scholarship Promo 2016 scholar, said. “I became more excited to go to school in order to achieve my dream of becoming a policeman someday.”
This year’s Colgate Scholarship Promo received approximately 174,000 entries, registering its highest number of entries per day in the promo’s three-year run. Aside from the grand prize of PHP100,000 in scholarship money, Colgate also gave away PHP500 National Bookstore gift certificates to 500 winners and PHP15 Prepaid Load to 5,000 winners.
Visit the Colgate Philippines’ Facebook page to see the full list of verified winners of the Colgate Scholarship Promo 2018.