The country’s pioneering live-streaming and digital bingo game operator BingoPlus, through the BingoPlus Foundation, is set to invest in the vast potential of young Filipinos to help engineer a better future for the country.
BingoPlus Foundation officially inked a three-year P6 million FutureSmart Scholarship Program with iACADEMY, one of the most innovative and sought-after technology, design, and business academic institutions in the country.
The FutureSmart Scholarship program will provide scholarships in BCSC software engineering, BS in entertainment and multimedia computing game development, and BS in information technology with specialization in web development to ten outstanding students from deserving families.
Jasper Vicencio, President of BingoPlus and Trustee of BingoPlus Foundation said: “The FutureSmart Scholarship is our way of investing in the country’s youth as the driver of progress in the future. And we want to give equal opportunities to deserving students with so much potential but lack the necessary resources to continue their education in pursuit of their dreams and aspirations for themselves, their families, and the nation. Indeed, doing something good especially for education is a plus.”
“Economies depend on digital-savvy individuals who are ready to take the helm of their organization’s digital transformation. BingoPlus itself, like any modern company, runs on the wonders of technology and a solid IT infrastructure. Our mission is not only to provide support for education but also future employment for qualified individuals,” Vicencio added.
iAcademy Chief Operating Officer Raquel Wong expressed her utmost gratitude to BingoPlus Foundation for extending its generosity to exemplary students who will not have to worry about finishing their program due to lack of financial resources.
“What BingoPlus Foundation and iAcademy crafted for the program will definitely help students fulfill their dreams, as well as contribute positive change to our society. The career path in computing is very lucrative and iAcademy has been very consistent because our programs, especially the ones related to computing, delivered 96% placement rate,” she said.
Stringent criteria, requirements and screening process have been set to ensure that only qualified and deserving students are accepted for the program. Students must have good moral character, General Weighted Average (GWA) of not lower than 1.75 and no grade lower than 2.50 and must not have been subjected previously to any disciplinary action by their schools, either academically or administratively.
The application also requires a two-minute video pitch explaining why they deserve the scholarship, and how they intend to collaborate with BingoPlus Foundation after finishing the course.
Interested parties may submit their applications at [email protected]. The names of the selected 10 scholars will be announced in January 2023.