Shaping Tomorrow’s Future Doctors: Introducing the Batch 2028 Medical Education Scholars August 11, 2023
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Shaping Tomorrow’s Future Doctors: Introducing the Batch 2028 Medical Education Scholars

St. Luke’s Medical Center Foundation Announces Successful Application of Eight Exceptional Students to Medical Education Scholarship Program

[Taguig City, August 11, 2023] – The St. Luke’s Medical Center Foundation Inc. (SLMCFI) is thrilled to announce the selection of eight outstanding students for its prestigious Medical Education Scholarship Program. These exceptional students have not only demonstrated remarkable academic achievements but also hail from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Established in 2014 with an initial cohort of five scholars, the scholarship program aims to provide financial support and opportunities for talented students who aspire to pursue a career in the field of medicine. Through this program, the foundation seeks to bridge the gap between academic potential and financial constraints, enabling promising individuals to access high-quality medical education. As of 2023, this initiative has already produced 18 accomplished doctors, while currently nurturing the aspirations of 49 scholars enrolled in St. Luke’s Medical Center’s College of Medicine.

The eight new scholars are:

  1. Elso Jr. Acuzar from the University of Santo Tomas
  2. Mariah Jalynna Bundoc from the Ateneo de Manila University
  3. Justine Joy Caliva from the Far Eastern University
  4. Celynros Victoria Caudal from the University of the Philippines
  5. Yobhel France Mae Esparas from the Bicol University
  6. Maverick Lance Loyola from the University of the Philippines
  7. Nigel Padua from the University of the Philippines
  8. Macario Vjuan from the De La Salle University Manila

The eight scholars, carefully chosen from a pool of highly competitive applicants, have exhibited exceptional dedication, passion, and perseverance in their pursuit of academic excellence. Despite facing challenging circumstances, they have consistently demonstrated their commitment to making a positive impact on the field of medicine and the lives of those they serve.

“These students have not only achieved outstanding academic records but have also overcome significant socio-economic challenges. We believe in their immense potential to become future leaders in the medical field, and it is an honor to support them in their journey,” said Dr. Benjo Campomanes, SLMCFI President.

The successful applicants will receive a five-year educational grant valued at approximately P1.5 million, covering the entirety of their medical school journey. The scholarship includes comprehensive financial assistance to cover tuition fees, textbooks, and other necessary educational expenses, relieving the students of the burden of financial constraints and allowing them to focus on their medical studies.

The St. Luke’s Medical Center Foundation would like to extend its heartfelt congratulations to the selected scholars, acknowledging their incredible determination and resilience. Their success exemplifies the transformative power of education and serves as an inspiration to countless others facing similar obstacles. The Foundation also expresses sincerest gratitude to the generous donors who have made this program possible.

“We believe that education is the cornerstone of empowerment and social change. By investing in these exceptional students, we are not only shaping their futures but also contributing to the betterment of society,” added Dr. Benjo Campomanes, SLMCFI President.

The St. Luke’s Medical Center Foundation remains committed to its mission of providing equal educational opportunities for deserving students and empowering them to reach their full potential. The Medical Education Scholarship Program stands as a testament to the foundation’s unwavering dedication to nurturing the next generation of medical professionals.

Note: The application period for the medical education scholarship program is officially closed. Scholarship applications for Academic Year 2024 to 2025 will resume next year. Kindly await our announcement for further information.


About St. Luke’s Medical Center Foundation, Inc.:

St. Luke’s Medical Center Foundation Inc. (SLMCFI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization and serves as the corporate social responsibility arm of St. Luke’s Medical Center. Established on August 28, 2012, SLMCFI is guided by its core programs: medical social service, medical outreach, medical scholarship, and medical research & development. For more information, go to or follow us on Facebook and Instagram