June 2011 - Eleanor McCarthy Scholarship
The Padua Charity Fund has started a special scholarship program
for bright talented individuals with good high school grades who
can not afford to attend college. These young students are chosen
from underprivileged areas in Manila. This year PCF donors have
selected two new students who will benefit from the PCF programme
in honour of Eleanor McCarthy.
Above: Scholars April and Jhun in the PCF
library at the GK El Dorado site in Manila.
Our first awardee is Jhun Agang who is attending the City University
of Pasay (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Pasay), studying business management.
His high school grades are exceptional and he successfully passed
the PCF entrance written form and interview.
Our second selection has been awarded to April Jayne Fajardo.
She is 16 years old and is currently studying accounting at Lyceum
University. April is a delightful young lady and was selected
after an impressive interview.
Above: City University of Pasay (left) and
Lyceum University (right).
The PCF scholarship programme hopes to see these two bright deserving
students through to the end of their 4 year university courses.
We look forward to their outcome. The scholarship programme also
contributes to transport, schooling equipment and other expenses.
This scholarship is in loving memory of Eleanor McCarthy. Eleanor
graduated from Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart in 1960
with a bachelor’s degree in European history. She taught
at schools in Norfolk and in Dryden in New York, US.
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