SM scholar beats the odds to achieve his dreams

Fritz Mendez will graduate this March 2014 from his Bachelor of Science in Accounting Technology course at the University of San Agustin at the age of 23.

While the usual graduating age falls between 20 and 21 years old, Fritz was delayed for two years when he had to quit school twice when he was still in high school. It was because his parents could not financially afford to let him finish his education.

Not until Fritz got a scholarship from SM Foundation Inc.(SMFI).

Fritz was among the hopefuls who applied for SM scholarship four years ago and passed the exam and the interview conducted by the foundation during its stop in Iloilo.

Coming from a poor family, Fritz will be the first degree holder in the family come this March 2014. Ironically, he is the youngest among his siblings but he was the one who persevered to finish his education because he hopes to give his family a better life.


Just recently, SM Foundation Inc. conducted exams and interviews at SM City Iloilo, to screen applicants who will qualify for School year 2014-2015 and who will compose another batch of SMFI scholars. (Source: SM City Iloilo)

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