Sunday, July 14, 2013

Globe-SingTel Scholarship Grants Awarded to Top Students of UP, Ateneo

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Two senior college students from the country’s top universities were chosen as recipients of this year’s Globe-SingTel Undergraduate Scholarship Program after undergoing a rigorous screening process.

Gabrielle Angela Santos and Gabriel Roberto Barrios underwent a difficult screening process that included intensive interviews, leadership and behavioral assessments. The entire selection process initially involved 100 applicants.

Santos, 20, is taking up Industrial Engineering at the University of the Philippines while Barrios, 22, is taking up B.S. Communications Technology Management at the Ateneo De Manila University. Both of them will be given a two-year full scholarship covering tuition fees and allowances.

Both of them, upon graduation, will also be given an internship stint in SingTel and the chance to be a part of the management associate program of Globe or SingTel.

The scholarship program, spearheaded by Globe Telecom together its shareholder Singapore Telecommunications Ltd., aims to develop next-generation leaders in the field of business and information technology in the Asia Pacific region, said Mark Chung, CEO of International Singtel Communications Ltd.

“The scholarship program is expected to open a whole lot of possibilities for both of them including a firm start of their careers,” said Chung.

The program also enables the two telecommunications company to spot talents early for future leadership roles. The scholarship program also serves as an avenue for the two companies to harness young talents in the field of technology, added Chung.

The program was launched in 2008 by SingTel in partnership with its local affiliates in Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia. It was introduced in the Philippines only last year in partnership with Globe.

PHOTO CAPTION: Globe-Singtel scholarship awardees Gabrielle Angela Santos (center) and Gabriel Roberto Barrios (second from left) are all smiles as they were given a two-year full-year scholarship grants covering tuition fees and allowances. With them are Mark Chung, CEO of International Singtel Communications Ltd. (utmost left), Robert Tan, Globe chief technical adviser (second from right) and Renato Jiao, Head of Globe Human Resource Group (utmost right).

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