PAGPUPUGAY Scholarship Program 2023: Supporting Families of Medical Frontliners in the Philippines

PAGPUPUGAY Scholarship Program: Supporting Families of Medical Frontliners in the Philippines


PAGPUPUGAY Scholarship Program
PAGPUPUGAY Scholarship Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the crucial role medical frontliners play in our society. As a token of gratitude, the BPI Foundation, the social development arm of the Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), has launched the PAGPUPUGAY Scholarship Program. This initiative aims to provide financial assistance to the surviving family members of medical frontliners who either lost their lives or contracted COVID-19 while performing their duties. If you are a qualified applicant, read on to learn more about the eligibility criteria, benefits, and application process for this scholarship opportunity.

Eligibility Criteria

The PAGPUPUGAY Scholarship is open to qualified next of kin of the following medical frontliners who passed away or contracted COVID-19 in the line of duty:

  1. Doctors
  2. Nurses
  3. Medical technologists
  4. Community health workers
  5. Administrative, utility, and support services personnel in healthcare facilities

For married frontliners, priority beneficiaries are their children. For single frontliners, beneficiaries can be next of kin up to the 3rd degree of consanguinity.

PAGPUPUGAY Scholarship Program

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must:

  1. Be a college student (1st year to 4th or 5th year) in any college or university in the Philippines
  2. Have and maintain a General Weighted Average (GWA) of 85% or its equivalent or meet the university standard
  3. Not be a beneficiary of any other academic assistance program


  1. Fully accomplished scholarship application form (
  2. Fully accomplished data privacy form (
  3. If the medical frontliner is deceased: Affidavit of Endorsement and of No Objection (Next of Kin) (
  4. If the medical frontliner is still living: Affidavit of Endorsement and of No Objection (Frontliner) (
  5. Endorsement letter, duly signed by the authorized representative of the hospital or health care facility where the medical front liner was assigned
  6. Original or authenticated copies of the following:
  7. Course curriculum
  8. If a child of the medical front liner, NSO-authenticated birth certificate of the applicant
  9. If a sibling of the medical front liner, NSO-authenticated birth certificate of the applicant and the front liner showing their common parents
  10. If a nephew/niece of the medical front liner, birth certificate of the applicant, together with the birth certificate of the applicant’s parent and the medical front liner showing their common parents
  11. If a widow/widower of the medical front liner, NSO-authenticated marriage certificate of the medical front liner.
  12. PRC ID or License ID of the medical front liner
  13. If medical front liner is deceased, death certificate of the medical front liner – indicating COVID-19 or complications due to COVID-19 as cause of death
  14. If medical front liner is still living, medical certificate of the medical front liner – indicating COVID-19 in the findings
  15. Latest ITR of parents / guardian of the applicant
  16. Latest previous academic year Transcript of Records or Copy of Grades
  17. Certificate of Good Moral Character
  18. Only the applications with complete requirements will be processed.
  19. Scanned copies of application form and other supporting documents may be submitted. Hard copies will be required once applicants are selected for the scholarship.

Scholarship Benefits

Under the PAGPUPUGAY Scholarship Program, each scholar will receive a maximum of Php 100,000 per academic year as financial assistance to cover tuition fees and other miscellaneous expenses. The scholarship fund will be paid directly to BPI Foundation’s partner school.

Read: CHED Scholarship: Complete Guide

Application Process

Interested and qualified students can apply for the PAGPUPUGAY Scholarship Program through one of BPI’s partner schools, which can be found in the list below. If your school is not on the list, please contact the BPI Foundation directly at [email protected].

Partner schools will review PAGPUPUGAY Scholarship applications and provide BPI Foundation with a list of three shortlisted candidates. Successful candidates will be chosen based on their academic prowess and financial need. BPI Foundation will notify the selected students of their acceptance into the PAGPUPUGAY Scholarship Program through the schools and email addresses provided on the application form.

Partner Schools

  1. Ateneo de Manila University – [email protected]
  2. Cebu Institute of Technology University – [email protected]
  3. Christ the King College – Gingoog City – [email protected]
  4. De La Salle University (Manila) – Please visit the De La Salle University Facebook Page for the Google Form link
  5. Far Eastern University (Manila) – [email protected], [email protected]
  6. Holy Angel University (Pampanga) – [email protected]
  7. Lorma Colleges (La Union) – [email protected]
  8. Lyceum of the Philippines University (Davao) – [email protected]
  9. Mapua University (Manila and Makati) – [email protected]
  10. Malayan Colleges Laguna – [email protected]
  11. Malayan Colleges Mindanao- [email protected]
  12. Mindanao State University–Iligan Institute of Technology – [email protected]
  13. Miriam College – [email protected], [email protected]
  14. National Teachers College – [email protected]
  15. Philippine Women’s University – [email protected]
  16. PHINMA Republican College – [email protected]
  17. PHINMA St. Jude College – [email protected]
  18. Polytechnic University of the Philippines – [email protected]
  19. Saint Louis University – Baguio – [email protected], [email protected]
  20. Silliman University – [email protected]
  21. Southville International School and Colleges – [email protected]
  22. St. Mary’s College of Baliuag (Bulacan) – [email protected]
  23. Technological Institute of the Philippines – [email protected], [email protected]
  24. University of Batangas – [email protected], [email protected]
  25. University of Northern Philippines – [email protected]
  26. University of Nueva Caceres – [email protected]
  27. University of Perpetual Help Systems Dalta – [email protected]
  28. University of Santo Tomas (Manila) – [email protected]
  29. University of San Carlos – [email protected], [email protected]
  30. University of the Immaculate Concepcion (Davao) – [email protected]
  31. University of the Philippines (Diliman) – [email protected]
  32. University of the Philippines (Manila) – [email protected]
  33. Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan – [email protected]

Application Deadline: May 19, 2023

Source: BPI Foundation, Inc.

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