Under the programme, 100 students from different fields (Accountancy, Engineering, and Transportation) are provided with full tuition fee subsidy and stipend. Aside from that, the scholars get to participate in a range of trainings conducted by Shell.
For two years now, the programme has been instrumental in addressing the educational needs of the scholars. Not taking the opportunity for granted, the scholars have consistently worked hard to excel in both academic and extracurricular activities.
Outstanding Scholar of the Year
The top of his class, Jomari Gingo (Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering), was awarded one of the Outstanding Scholars of the Year (A.Y. 2015-2016) by PUP. Receiving the award with him was his mother, who has been his inspiration. “She’s very proud of me. She’s also happy because it was her first time to visit the campus,” he uttered with enthusiasm.
At 19, Gingo already has a vision for his future – to serve the country. While some of his cousins have already established their lives abroad, he has no plans to follow suit. “I would prefer to stay in this country. I have dreamed of establishing a business to provide jobs to Filipinos and at the same time, teach,” he added.
Shell Eco-Marathon Asia
With the goal of surpassing past records, Team PUP worked hard on their prototype car for Shell Eco-marathon Asia (SEMA) held last March at Luneta Park. “We just made history,” said Louie Bombales, a BS Electrical Engineering student and the leader of Team PUP.
For the first time, the team’s car under the gasoline prototype category established a valid record of 79km/L (compared to last year’s “no valid run” record), placing them 11th out of 36 competing teams in Asia. “We have sacrificed a lot and it’s all worth it,” Bombales expressed with utmost joy. Meanwhile, PUP’s entry to the Diesel category, the PUP Hygear, placed 4th - the highest rank since PUP joined SEMA in 2014.