Mapua offers scholarships to incoming SHS and students

INCOMING Middle and High School (SHS) students are better able to pursue their dream education with Mapua University scholarships and financial aid programs.

Despite high inflation, Mapua continued to offer various financial aid programs to economically disadvantaged students. College grants also include a variety of income-based financial aid programs (IBFAPs) and upper-class financial aid programs (UFAPs).

Meanwhile, its high school grants are sponsored by Mapúa, government agencies, and the Association of Mapúa High School Alumni Inc.


Mapúa has seen a 100% increase in applications for scholarships and financial aid in the 2021-2022 school year. The influx of candidates was most likely the result of the difficulties caused by the pandemic.

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During the fourth quarter of the previous academic year, the university provided scholarships and financial aid to 1,473 students. Of these, 713 received full and partial scholarships, 142 received financial aid, while 618 received substantial reductions in tuition fees.

On the other hand, Mapua Senior High School has awarded 8,500 scholarships to students since its opening in 2016. This includes 1,903 Mapua-sponsored scholarships, 6,586 government-sponsored scholarships, and 11 alumni-sponsored scholarships.

Students who have also demonstrated excellent performance in their studies are rewarded with a scholarship. This is a university-sponsored scholarship that applies to college and high school students who achieve a quarterly grade point average (QWA) for undergraduates or a general grade point average (GWA) for SHS students, ranging from 1.75 to 1.00.

Students with an average of 1.50 to 1.00 receive a full academic scholarship that covers 100% of their tuition fees, while those with an average of 1.75 to 1.51 receive a 50% reduction on tuition fees.

“Mapua believes in the importance of remaining involved and concerned about the well-being of its students – whether it is their health or their financial ability to continue their studies. Thanks to the academic aid and discounts that we grant, we are able to help students achieve a high level of education which can be their stepping stone to a more secure future,” said Shaira Mhae Hermano of the Mapua Center for Scholarships and Financial Assistance.

“Students have many opportunities to further their education through various financial aid programs. In addition to our academic scholarships funded by Mapua and IBFAP, the university also offers 12 alumni-sponsored scholarships, 11 scholarships offered by private institutions or foundations, and our new Bukas Tuition Remittance Plans in addition to various student discounts,” she added.

Some of these alumni-sponsored grants include National Association of Mapua Alumni Australia (NAMA-MAA), Mapua Alumni Association of Eastern USA (MAAEUSA), Guinhawa Family Scholarship, NAMA – British Columbia, and Texas Association of Mapua Alumni ( TAMA).

At the same time, students can also apply for scholarships offered by private entities and foundations that have partnered with the university, some of which include AY Foundation Inc., Analog Devices General Trias Inc., EMD Technologies Philippines Inc. , Maeda Road Construction. Co. Ltd, Megaworld Foundation Inc., Philippine S&T Development Foundation -Manila Inc. and Petron Foundation Inc.

Interested high school and college students can view the Mapua University scholarship and financial aid programs and submit their applications at

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