DMC Scholar Jamaica Ramirez with her parents.
DMCI Homes has been helping finance the education of the children of eligible skilled workers through the David M. Consunji (DMC) Scholarship.
The DMC Scholarship program for dependents of workers with the rank of capataz or foreman has already produced five college graduates since its inception in 2018.
Fernando E. Peña Jr., a DMC Scholar studying BS Civil Engineering at the Technological Institute of the Philippines in Quezon City, found the scholarship program helpful especially during the pandemic.
“Malaking tulong ang scholarship na ito para sa akin at sa magulang ko lalo na ngayong pandemya dahil nasusuportahan nito ang pinansyal na pangangailangan ng aking pag-aaral,” said Peña whose father, Fernando Sr., is a sub-capataz at the Alder Residences construction site in Acacia Estates, Taguig City.
“Labis akong nagpapasalamat sa DMCI Homes sa oportunidad, partikular sa tulong pinansyal. Napakalaking tulong nito lalo na sa pagbili ng mga libro na higit na kailangan sa aking kurso para sa online class dahil para sa akin, mas epektibo ito kumpara sa online instructional materials,” he added.
DMC Scholar Fernando Peña Jr.
Hopeful tourism student
Jamaica Ramirez, a fourth year BS Tourism Management student at the Philippine Women’s University in Laguna, is also thankful to be a beneficiary of the program particularly during the pandemic.
“Since ang laking probelma ang dinala ng COVID-19 pandemic, nagamit ko yung allowance ko pang gastos namin sa bahay pero syempre ni-make sure ko na may matitira pa ding panggastos ko para sa school. Buti nalang andyan pa din ang DMCI Homes scholarship para tulungan kami sa aming financial needs,” shared Ramirez.
Ramirez’s father Melvin is a foreman currently assigned at Sonora Garden Residences project site in Las Piñas City. She thanked DMCI Homes for helping her family get through the pandemic by supporting her education.
“I want DMCI Homes to know that their generous support helped me a lot in financing my studies. I hope that this scholarship program will continue to support students like me who want to achieve their dreams despite having financial problems,” she said.
How to apply
To qualify for the DMC Scholarship, eligible applicants must be children of either a capataz or a foreman working in DMCI Homes for at least four years, has good moral standing with no violation record on safety and administrative policies of the company, and highly recommended by their respective project-in charge (PICs).
The students must also pass the evaluation of the selection committee and have received the endorsement letter from the president of the company.
The scholarship program is part of DMCI Homes’ “Kaakbay sa Edukasyon” Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives which aim to enhance learning and education in the country. “Kaakbay sa Edukasyon” is under the umbrella CSR program “Kaakbay” which aims to extend global affluence and uphold the well-being of Filipinos.
To learn more about DMCI Homes’ CSR initiatives, log on to www.dmcihomes.com