Investing in the future

MANILA, Philippines — Beyond being handed a crisp diploma or tossing one’s graduation cap with fervor, for many SM scholars, the completion of a college education is everything.

“Everything” means being able to share a plane ticket with your father on his first trip to Manila or being able to celebrate your debut with the money you’ve saved as part of your hard-earned allowance. Sometimes “everything” is being able to treat your family to their first meal at a popular fast food chain.

Similar to SM founder Henry Sy’s own journey, SM scholars have lived and survived the University of Hard Knocks before the doors of SM Foundation opened to them.