Scholarships for High School Students in the Philippines
In 2015, One Earth Foundation partnered up with St. Philomene Academy, a high school in Alcala, Cagayan, Philippines. Ten deserving high school seniors received a full scholarship on their last year in high school. These students were carefully selected based on their academic excellence, and their essays of stories about their dreams for themselves and their families. The essays were so touching, but had a common theme: all of them are smart, dedicated and caring students, but their families have financial difficulties since most of their parents are working as farmers in this small town. Paying for their tuition to attend their senior year in high school was an issue for these families. One Earth wanted to support these students’ dream to graduate from high school and provided them with a full scholarship.