Enderun Colleges Offers New Scholarship Grant to Incoming Freshmen—Here’s What to Know

Enderun Colleges is glad to welcome applications from highly deserving students for the Robin Boumphrey Grant for the academic year 2022-2023. The Enderun Scholarship Committee makes the Robin Boumphrey Grant available to highly deserving students from the top 10 percentile of high school graduating batch of the top Philippine high school ranked by the Department of Education. It is awarded to two qualified incoming freshmen applying for Bachelor of Science in Economics with an amount of Php 50,000 off the tuition per year, renewable every year for up to four years of study at Enderun.

“I started teaching at Enderun in 2006. At that time, I was working at Asian Development Bank (ADB) and was not allowed to take paid employment. Then, somebody suggested that Enderun would put money in a fund to be used for students in financial need. Actually, I wasn’t aware that there was a scholarship fund until one of the graduates thanked me in her farewell speech,” says Robert “Robin” Boumphrey. “It was a good use of the money and I’m glad Enderun decided to do it.”

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Boumphrey graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) in Economics and Sociology at Durham University in England and later earned a degree in Master of Arts in Economics at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. He began his career as an economist in London then moved to Canberra, where he worked for six years before coming to work at ADB in Manila. In the mid 1980s, he had consulting experience working for the World Bank in Pakistan.

Among the many scholars produced by Enderun is Armae Margarethe Panganiban who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a triple degree in Bachelor of Science Business Administration major in Financial Management, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Operations Management, and Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship in 2020 and 2021. Aside from being awarded an industry partner grant, Panganiban qualified to join the Work Study Program, a form of financial aid where students partially pay off their tuition while gaining valuable experience through various student jobs available on campus.

When she started college, her plan was to graduate, to work for two years as a management trainee, to take her MBA, and to climb the social ladder. But that all changed during her later years in Enderun when she wanted to start her own business rather than entering the corporate world. 

“I feel like at such a young age of 23, I have already achieved my career goal and that is to have my own company, one that is able to save the environment and gives job opportunities from the grassroots and the local community. I don’t see myself doing anything more than expanding the business and the system that I’m currently implementing through my family business and through my own. So I guess the next best thing is not only to replicate and expand, but to make it sustainable—one that could last generations, one that could help the earth more, and one that gives more job opportunities to the locals. My 5 years working in the Business Center as an Enderun scholar has been my practice stage, my training ground, so I may hone my professional skills in a way that I am able to talk to all kinds of people and handle different kinds of situations,” Panganiban explains.

The Robin Boumphrey Grant recipient must show a strong commitment to academic excellence and an enthusiastic attitude towards career development. Boumphrey says, “I always want them (the students) to be far more inquisitive. They should be motivated to query what they read and what they hear. I’d like to see them be successful in their future careers.”

Enderun has conferred 920 million pesos worth of scholarships and financial aid to 728 students since its inception in 2006. Currently, 20 percent of the school population are recipients of academic scholarships, industry partner grants, and financial aid.

For inquiries, please send an email to admissions@enderuncolleges.com or visit https://www.enderuncolleges.com/contact-us.

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