Education, or love of learning, has always have a soft spot in my heart. The mere fact that I’m licensed teacher and teaching is my childhood dream came true, my love for the next generation fuels me to live in this calling. That’s why I supported causes and activities that gives free scholarships and free learning to students. And with line to that, Prestone, a leading innovator of cutting-edge coolants, brake fluid, and motor oils, announced the nine recipients of the ANAK NG MEKANIKO Scholarship Program last week. And YES! My heart is joyful!
In line with Prestone’s 90th anniversary, the ANAK NG MEKANIKO Scholarship Program was launched last year to give back to their loyal customers—the auto mechanics. The nationwide search aimed to provide a free college education to deserving children of local auto mechanics to help them achieve their dreams and ensure a brighter future.
“For parents, education is the best gift they can give to their children and Prestone resonates with this message,” said Monique Gonzales, brand manager of Prestone. “We hope that in the future, these nine deserving scholars will become successful individuals in their chosen endeavors.”
The nine ANAK NG MEKANIKO Scholars were selected through their submitted essays with the theme I am a Proud Anak ng Mekaniko. Their essays were based on their:
- Content – 50%
- Grammar and Syntax – 20%
- Style and Originality – 30%
Aside from the full tuition to a four-year course of their choice in any STI Colleges campus nationwide, the scholarship grant (to any course they choose), also includes miscellaneous fee and a stipend.
There were 44 entries for the essay writing and was shortened down to 27 entries before choosing the nine scholars The nine ANAK NG MEKANIKO Scholars who were chosen were:
- Jaime Kent Abesamis – Matina Davao
- Christian Diamante – Tagoloan Misamis Oriental
- Helen Joyce Maquincio – Dagami, Leyte
- Jojo Peñada – Burauen, Leyte
- Keith Bryan Perez – San Isidro, Antipolo
- Edmajea Aguinaldo – Bangkal, Makati
- Kristina Eñales – Bolton, Davao
- Aulinda Buban – San Isidro, Antipolo
- Melver Masangkay – Bauan, Batangas.
“As we officially present the grant to them, Prestone’s commitment to supporting them is only the beginning. We will still continue to be there to help them every step of the way as they embark on this new chapter of their lives,” said Gonzales.
Since the program was initiated, Prestone held pocket events in Antipolo, Makati, Quezon City, Tacloban, and Davao, to inform the auto mechanics about the scholarship grant and to also present ways on the proper application of Prestone products, which will be helpful in fixing their customers’ vehicles.