EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENT

Batch ’60 Completes P1.1M for the USTHS Scholarship Program
 

The next USTHS Grand Alumni Homecoming (GAH) shall be held on February 20, 2010, at Plaza Mayor right outside the UST Main Building. And while the GAH is geared towards bringing together the various alumni of UST High School of all batches and from anywhere in the world, it is moreover aimed at raising the needed funds for the joint scholarship program of UST High School and the UST High School Alumni Association Inc.

Yet, even before the big event transpires, the members of Batch 1960, the Golden Jubilarians of 2010, have gone ahead and risen to the occasion, now contributing a total of P500,000.00 to the scholarship program.

   

Specifically, Batch 1960’s most recently donated P100,000.00—the check for which was formally turned over by the Batch, represented by Mr. Girme Gutierrez, the Chairman of the 2010 GAH, to USTHSAAI, led by its President, Ms. Leebai Esquivias-Gamboa, on August 29, 2009, during that month’s OrgCom 2010 meeting at Girme’s residence in Pasig City. This donation completes the pledge made by Batch 1960 following its initial check donation of P250,000.00 to the scholarship program last July 1 and the succeeding check donation of P150,000.00 on July 25, 2009 .

Specifically, Batch 1960’s most recently donated P100,000.00—the check for which was formally turned over by the Batch, represented by Mr. Girme Gutierrez, the Chairman of the 2010 GAH, to USTHSAAI, led by its President, Ms. Leebai Esquivias-Gamboa, on August 29, 2009, during that month’s OrgCom 2010 meeting at Girme’s residence in Pasig City. This donation completes the pledge made by Batch 1960 following its initial check donation of P250,000.00 to the scholarship program last July 1 and the succeeding check donation of P150,000.00 on July 25, 2009 .

With this P0.5M donation, the Association is now only P1.5M short of its target P5.0M total consolidated endowment fund for the scholarship program. Initially established in 2000 and institutionalized in 2008 to cover at least one scholar per year level in the high school, the scholarship fund is generally derived from the accumulated donations of the respective jubilarian batches of the yearly GAHs, as well as from the general revenue of every GAH.

The scholarship fund has naturally become a way of encouraging USTHS alumni of different generations to come together and give back to their Alma Mater. It is likewise a means to inculcate in the scholars themselves an appreciation for their Alma Mater that they would ideally maintain once it is their turn to be USTHS alumni.

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