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What our scholars say

Our students share their experiences of our PwC Scholarship Program and how the scholarships have helped them.

Jhomelyn Vanessa R. Fernandez
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy 
Polytechnic University of the Philippines

“I will always be grateful for the Foundation's generosity.  The program exposed me to PwC people and co-scholars, and this has given me a glimpse of what I am about to face when I step out of the University. I met people from the corporate world who helped me in my studies, shared their own stories and inspired me to strive even more.”

*Jhomelyn is now a PwC employee


Jerold Jay M. Flores
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accountancy
University of the Philippines

“Success is something one does not easily get. Dozens of sleepless nights, countless cups of coffee and proper discipline are some of the things that will help someone like me to reach my dream. But a reliable support system is on top of it. And that's where Isla Lipana Foundation helped me, a Bracket D student from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.

Accountancy is a profession that requires tons of books, readings and other review materials which cost a fortune. Isla Lipana & Co. Foundation gave more than enough to provide all of these. Unlike other scholarships, the Foundation established close ties with their grantees and makes sure that they get the relevant mentoring from their deep pool of industry experts.

Knowing that someone is willing to back you up and help you no matter what, any student can focus solely on reaching their dream. On my case, it's topping the 2016 October CPA Board Exam.”

*Jerold is now a PwC employee


Reuben Ace J. Abayabay
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

“I will gratefully say this over and over again: Isla Lipana & Co. Foundation did wonders for me.  I also worked as an intern for the firm and boy, was it a great experience! Never have I imagined that a single program would give me tons of great life-long gifts: a new family, the career of my dreams, educational coaching and support and more importantly, the value that I am looking for. Yes, the financial aid is a tremendous help, but far beyond that, it is the support and coaching from the people behind the Foundation that made this program an opportunity of a lifetime."

Nicole "Nick" Cerenio
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

"As a scholar of Isla Lipana & Co. Foundation, I feel two things: thankful and honored. Thanks for the financial assistance I receive because I am now able to help my family by financing my own scholastic needs (tuition fees, textbooks and reviewers). Also, it allowed me to gain more connections to people in the corporate world. I was easily admitted as an intern in the prestigious PwC Philippines because of my status as a scholar and I am deeply honored for this. I know words are not enough to express how thankful I am to the foundation but I vow to give back all these blessings by studying really hard to become a likewise helpful citizen in the future. May God bless this foundation with more success and power!"

Contact us

Alexander B. Cabrera

Alexander B. Cabrera

Isla Lipana & Co. Foundation President, PwC Philippines

Tel: +63 (2) 8459 2002

Allan Cao

Allan Cao

Isla Lipana & Co. Foundation Executive Director, PwC Philippines

Tel: +63 (2) 8459 3183

Edwin Padillo

Edwin Padillo

Isla Lipana & Co. Foundation Program Director, PwC Philippines

Tel: +63 (2) 8845 2728 Ext. 3196

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