The J. Amado Araneta Foundation, the social responsibility arm of the Araneta Group, recognized outstanding students of Quezon City and awarded them with 4-year scholarships in an Online Assembly last 27 October. The J. Amado Araneta Foundation Student Excellence Award and Scholarship (JAAF-SEAS) is a recognition and incentive program for Grade 12 public high school top 1 graduating students in select areas in the Philippines. It aims to support academically-excellent public high school graduates in their undergraduate studies that will perpetuate the vision and mission of the Foundation.
After the Bago City Awarding, JAAF worked with the Quezon City Government and the Department of Education Division Office. JAAF-SEAS provides the Scholar-Awardees with financial educational assistance for their studies through a semestral stipend for 4 years.
The 34 Awardees were present during the recognition ceremonies, with their parents who were proud of their children and the Scholarship they were awarded with. JAAF Executive Director Diane Romero gave an inspiring message to the Scholars, and we quote: “J. Amado Araneta Foundation responds to the call of the youth during this tough, uncertain time as we join hands for collaborative initiatives. It takes all of us working together to secure a future. The commitment of Araneta City and the Araneta Group to these children – the bright and persevering students of QC, is our way of securing the future of this City. We are investing in our future leaders, and that is you, our honored Scholar-Awardees.”
The JAAF-SEAS Quezon City Assembly was also attended by Mrs. Judy Roxas, the President of JAAF; Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and Councilor Irene Belmonte, the Chairperson of the City’s Education Committee; Quezon City Schools Division Superintendent Ms. Jenilyn Corpus, with Assistant Superintendent and others from the Department of Education, who joined the Assembly online.
J. Amado Araneta Foundation continues the Founder’s dream of bringing the good life to the people, with his children – Jorge, Maria and Judy, continuing his philanthropic legacy. It recognizes that education is one of the cornerstones for broad-based and inclusive growth, pathway out of poverty and inequality, and nation building.
[Article submitted by Glenda Carlota, J. Amado Araneta Foundation, Inc.]