A future engineer who wants to build a house for her parents, a pharmacist in the making with big hopes to make medicines available to everyone and an aspiring accountant soon to deal with financial statements. These are the new college scholars entering the roof of Luzon Hydro Corporation scholarship program.
Helping to enable these big dreams, Luzon Hydro welcomes its scholars aboard during the signing of Memorandum of Agreement last August 11.
Judy Ann Lupinna from Alilem, Ilocos Sur, Karen Vera Saguilot and Michelle Mariacos both from Bakun Benguet are officially scholars of the run-of-river developer, Luzon Hydro.
“I tried applying for other scholarship however my chosen course was not included in their list” laments Judy Ann now taking up Civil Engineering at San Fernando La Union. Judy Ann’s father works as a Laborer in the company and his mother takes care of their home. Being the first of two siblings, Judy ann holds a stern determination to uplift her family.
Michelle is looking forward to finish Pharmacy in two years. She entered the scholarship in the hope that she can help her family. “I love science, that’s the reason I took this course.”
Meanwhile Karen loves math more than any subjects. Her roots are in Bakun though she transferred in Baguio to avail of a highschool scholarship. Now that she is a scholar of Luzon Hydro, she vows to do her best in school. “My parents serve as my ultimate inspiration.”
Through the scholarship which will handle their tuition, book allowance and monthly allowances these young dreams kicks off with high spirits.
Alilem and Bakun host the 70MW Bakun AC by Luzon Hydro. As host to its plant, Luzon Hydro makes sure that they are provided with sustainable projects. And education is one of the priority projects the company is promoting.
Luzon Hydro is sustaining seven scholars. Its sister company, Hedcor operating in Benguet and Davao keeps 19 scholars. These scholars went through screening process based on the company’s given guidelines. Aside from being a resident of host communities, they must attain academic excellence in high school. And lastly, they must pass an examination and interview.
In support to the scholars’ local officials of Alilem represented by Mayor Mar Ruel Sumabat, Bakun vice Mayor Paulino F. Dalmones and some councilors vowed their support to these young scholars.
Luzon Hydro and Hedcor’s senior vice president encouraged parents to support their children in this journey.