BPI Foundation Pagpupugay Scholarship

The Pagpupugay Scholarship, initiated by BPI Foundation in 2020, provides substantial educational support to the children and close relatives of medical front liners who were affected by COVID-19. 

The scholarship offers up to Php 100,000 per academic year, covering tuition and other expenses, with additional financial assistance for state university students. 

The program targets the next of kin of doctors, nurses, medical technologists, community health workers, and other healthcare facility personnel. 

Eligible students must maintain a good academic standing and can apply through BPIF’s partner schools. 

This program not only honors our COVID-19 heroes but also aims to secure a brighter future for their families.

Program Overview

The Pagpupugay Scholarship was initiated in 2020 to provide educational assistance to the children and close relatives of our COVID-19 heroes.

BPIF has supported fifteen collegiate students since the program’s inception, with scholarships reviewed for renewal annually.

Scholarship Benefits

Each scholar will receive up to Php 100,000.00 per academic year.

This grant covers tuition and other incidental expenses, directly paid to BPIF’s partner institutions.

For scholars from state universities and colleges, the financial assistance also includes a monthly living subsidy and learning assistance allowance.

Eligibility Criteria

The scholarship is available to the next of kin of the following medical front liners who passed away or contracted COVID-19 in the line of duty:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Medical technologists
  • Community health workers
  • Administrative, utility, and support services personnel in health care facilities

If the deceased is married, the children are the priority beneficiaries.

If single, beneficiaries can be next of kin up to the 3rd degree of consanguinity.

Applicants must be college/university students (1st year-4th year/5th year) enrolled in BPIF’s partner schools.

Eligible students must maintain a General Weighted Average (GWA) of 85% or its equivalent, or meet University standards for the previous academic year (for incoming 1st year) or for the previous semester (for incoming 2nd year-5th year).

Application Requirements

  • Fully accomplished scholarship application form
  • Fully accomplished data privacy form
  • Affidavit of Endorsement and of No Objection (for next of kin or frontliner)
  • Endorsement letter from the hospital or health care facility
  • Original or authenticated copies of course curriculum
  • NSO-authenticated birth certificate (for children, siblings, or nephews/nieces of the medical frontliner)
  • NSO-authenticated marriage certificate (for widows/widowers of the medical frontliner)
  • PRC ID or License ID of the medical frontliner
  • Death certificate or medical certificate indicating COVID-19
  • Latest ITR of parents/guardian of the applicant
  • Latest previous academic year Transcript of Records or Copy of Grades
  • Certificate of good moral character

Scanned copies of application forms and supporting documents may be submitted, but hard copies will be required once applicants are selected.

* If interested in availing of this scholarship, be sure to keep posted with the BPI Foundation’s official communication and social media pages to know when the applications for the upcoming academic year will be opened once again.

Application Process

  1. Interested and eligible students can apply through BPIF’s partner schools.
  2. Partner schools will screen the applications and submit a shortlist of three nominees to BPIF.
  3. Successful applicants will be selected based on academic excellence and financial need.
  4. Selected scholars will be notified through their schools and the email provided in the application form.

Contact Information for Partner Schools

Interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to contact their colleges/universities for more information or submission of applications. Here are some of BPIF’s partner schools:

  • Ateneo de Manila University – scholarships.ls@ateneo.edu
  • Cebu Institute of Technology University – oas@cit.edu
  • Christ the King College – Gingoog City – ckcrvm@gmail.com
  • De La Salle University (Manila) – Visit De La Salle University Facebook Page for the Google Form link
  • Far Eastern University (Manila) – financial_assistance@feu.edu.ph, scholarshiprequirements@feu.edu.ph
  • Holy Angel University (Pampanga) – gpineda@hau.edu.ph
  • Lorma Colleges (La Union) – scholarships@lorma.edu
  • Lyceum of the Philippines University (Davao) – lpudvoscholarship.coordinator@lpu.edu.ph
  • Mapua University (Manila and Makati) – Admissions-Scholarship@mapua.edu.ph
  • Malayan Colleges Laguna – jromesina@mcl.edu.ph
  • Malayan Colleges Mindanao- ldaquino@mcm.edu.ph
  • Mindanao State University–Iligan Institute of Technology – admissions@g.msuiit.edu.ph
  • Miriam College – phizon@mc.edu.ph, coll-admission@mc.edu.ph
  • National Teachers College – scholarship@ntc.edu.ph
  • Philippine Women’s University – externalaffairs@pwu.edu.ph
  • PHINMA Republican College – drnarag@sjc.phinma.edu.ph
  • PHINMA St. Jude College – drnarag@sjc.phinma.edu.ph
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines – scholarship@pup.edu.ph
  • Saint Louis University – Baguio – cbkawi@slu.edu.ph, gcdir@slu.edu.ph
  • Silliman University – scholarships@su.edu.ph
  • Southville International School and Colleges – scholarships@southville.edu.ph
  • St. Mary’s College of Baliuag (Bulacan) – smc_baliuag@yahoo.com
  • Technological Institute of the Philippines – frank.alejandrino@tip.edu.ph, careercenter@tip.edu.ph
  • University of Batangas – nikki.chavez@ub.edu.ph, amyrose.septimo@ub.edu.ph
  • University of Northern Philippines – sgfas@unp.edu.ph
  • University of Nueva Caceres – sgo@unc.edu.ph
  • University of Perpetual Help Systems Dalta – fe.umali@perpetualdalta.edu.ph
  • University of Santo Tomas (Manila) – osascholarship@ust.edu.ph
  • University of San Carlos – scholarship@usc.edu.ph, fsboncayao@usc.edu.ph
  • University of the Immaculate Concepcion (Davao) – scholarship_office@uic.edu.ph
  • University of the Philippines (Diliman) – updscholarships@gmail.com
  • University of the Philippines (Manila) – upm-osa@up.edu.ph
  • Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan – aao@xu.edu.ph

Video: BPI Foundation’s Pagpugay Scholarship on Radyo Inquirer DZIQ

Catch former BPI Foundation Executive Director Owen Cammayo on Radyo INQUIRER as he discusses the Pagpugay Scholarship. This scholarship is specifically designed for the next of kin of medical front liners who tragically lost their lives while bravely fighting against COVID-19.



The BPI Foundation’s Pagpupugay Scholarship Program is a tribute to the bravery and dedication of our medical front liners.

By supporting the education of their next of kin, BPIF aims to create a brighter future for these families.

If you or someone you know is eligible, don’t hesitate to apply and take advantage of this incredible opportunity.

For more information about BPI Foundation and its programs, visit www.bpifoundation.org.

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