Electrical Engineering Student Lands Aboitiz Scholarship

Djoanna Joy Tan Carandang

Djoanna Joy Tan Carandang

Djoanna Joy Tan Carandang, a fourth-year Electrical Engineering student of the UE College of Engineering-Manila, has qualified to be part of the 2012 batch of Aboitiz college scholars.

Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. (AEV) is the sponsor of the Aboitiz Scholarship Program (ACSP), which is on its fifth year since being relaunched in 2008 and caters to various college courses.

Ms. Carandang’s Aboitiz scholarship covers her entire tuition and miscellaneous fees, and provides per-semester allowances of P6,000 for books and P1,200 for transportation. She also gets to be an exclusive on-the-job trainee under the Aboitiz Group of Companies.

Aboitiz scholars are required to have a load of at least 18 units per semester and maintain a general weighted average of 85%. Ms. Carandang is one of only six Metro Manila-based students turned Aboitiz scholars, along with three from the University of the Philippines-Diliman and one each from the University of Santo Tomas and the Mapua Institute of Technology.

A memorandum of agreement was signed by Ms. Carandang and her fellow scholars with the Aboitiz representatives, with UE’s COE Manila Dean Dominador S. Pagbilao and Assistant Registrar Mary Ruth S. Palanca among the witnesses. The signing was held on June 9, 2012, at the Makati Shangri-La Manila in Makati City.

AEV, reputed to be among the Philippines’ best managed companies, has three business groups that respectively engage in the power business, financial services and the food business.

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