At BPI, through BPI Foundation (BPIF), we recognize the great contributions of our medical front liners in the fight against COVID-19. To honor their heroic efforts, BPIF offers PAGPUPUGAY, a scholarship program to support the next of kin of the medical front liners who passed away or were infected by the coronavirus.

Since the program's inception in 2020, BPIF has been able to provide educational assistance to fifteen (15) collegiate students, with scholarships being reviewed for renewal on an annual basis. For the Academic Year 2022 – 2023, BPIF will open applications for eight (8) new students.

Each scholar will receive a scholarship grant of up to Php 100,000.00 every academic year to help pay tuition and other incidental expenses given directly to BPIF's partner institution. The financial aid shall only pay school expenses for the ordinary school year or term and shall not, under any circumstances, reimburse school fees originating from or connected to the summer term, unless the summer term is required by the course curriculum. For scholars from state universities and colleges, the financial assistance will cover monthly living subsidy and learning assistance allowance.

  • Qualified next of kin of the following medical front liners who passed away or those who contracted COVID-19 in the line of duty:
  1. Doctors
  2. Nurses
  3. Medical technologists
  4. Community health workers
  5. Administrative, utility, and support services personnel in health care facilities 

If the deceased is married, priority beneficiaries will be the children. If single, beneficiaries can be next of kin up to 3rd degree of consanguinity.

  • Applicants should be college/university students (1st year-4th year/5th year) of BPIF’s partner schools.
  • To qualify, eligible students must have and maintain a General Weighted Average (GWA) of 85% or its equivalent, or meet University standards for the previous academic year (for incoming 1st year) or for the previous semester (for incoming 2nd year-5th year).

    Interested and eligible students may apply through our partner schools. See list below. If your school is not included in the list, please coordinate directly with BPI Foundation through

    Partner schools will screen the applications and will submit a short-list of three (3) nominees to BPIF. Successful applicants will be selected from the list of nominees through an evaluation of their academic excellence and financial need. Selected scholars will be notified by BPIF of their acceptance to the program through their schools and electronic mail indicated in the application form.

    The deadline for submission of applications is on June 24, 2022.
  1. Fully accomplished scholarship application form (
  2. Fully accomplished data privacy form (
  3. If the medical frontliner is deceased: Affidavit of Endorsement and of No Objection (next of kin) (
  4. If the medical frontliner is still living: Affidavit of Endorsement and of No Objection (frontliner) (
  5. Endorsement letter, duly signed by the authorized representative of the hospital or health care facility where the medical front liner was assigned
  6. Original or authenticated copies of the following:
  • Course curriculum
  • If a child of the medical frontliner, NSO-authenticated birth certificate of the applicant
  • If a sibling of the medical frontliner, NSO-authenticated birth certificate of the applicant and the frontliner showing their common parents
  • If a nephew/niece of the medical frontliner, birth certificate of the applicant, together with the birth certificates of the applicant’s parent and the medical frontliner showing their common parents
  • If a widow/widower of the medical frontliner, NSO-authenticated marriage certificate of the medical frontliner
  • PRC ID or License ID of the medical frontliner
  • If medical frontliner is deceased, death certificate of the medical frontliner - indicating COVID-19 or complications due to COVID-19 as cause of death
  • If medical frontliner is still living, medical certificate of the medical frontliner - indicating COVID-19 in the findings
  • Latest ITR of parents/guardian of the applicant
  • Latest previous academic year Transcript of Records or Copy of Grades
  • Certificate of good moral character

Only the applications with complete requirements will be processed.

Scanned copies of application form and other supporting documents may be submitted. Hard copies will be required once applicants are selected for the scholarship.

University and college emails

Interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to contact and email their colleges/universities for more information or submission of applications:

  1. Ateneo de Manila University -
  2. Cebu Institute of Technology University –
  3.  Christ the King College – Gingoog City –
  4. De La Salle University (Manila) - Please visit the De La Salle University Facebook Page for the Google Form link
  5. Far Eastern University (Manila) -,
  6.  Holy Angel University (Pampanga) -
  7. Lorma Colleges (La Union) -
  8. Lyceum of the Philippines University (Davao) -
  9. Mapua University (Manila and Makati) -
  10.  Malayan Colleges Laguna -
  11. Malayan Colleges Mindanao-
  12. Mindanao State University–Iligan Institute of Technology -
  13. Miriam College –,
  14. National Teachers College -
  15. Philippine Women’s University -
  16. PHINMA Republican College -
  17. PHINMA St. Jude College -
  18. Polytechnic University of the Philippines -
  19. Saint Louis University – Baguio -,
  20. Silliman University -
  21. Southville International School and Colleges –
  22. St. Mary’s College of Baliuag (Bulacan) –
  23. Technological Institute of the Philippines -,
  24. University of Batangas -,
  25. University of Northern Philippines –
  26. University of Nueva Caceres -
  27. University of Perpetual Help Systems Dalta -
  28. University of Santo Tomas (Manila) -
  29. University of San Carlos -,
  30. University of the Immaculate Concepcion (Davao) -
  31. University of the Philippines (Diliman) -
  32. University of the Philippines (Manila) –
  33. Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan -


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