Scholarship Program

The Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity (FLP) is again sponsoring a unique, merit-based Legal Scholarship Program for the school year 2018-2019. Co-sponsored by the Tan Yan Kee Foundation and undertaken in cooperation with the Philippine Association of Law Schools, it aims to look for the best and the brightest law students in the country.

Applicants must submit an essay written in English with a minimum of 2,000 words and a maximum of 3,000 words. It should be printed on an 11-inch by 8.5-inch white bond paper with text in 14-point font size, Times New Roman, single-spaced, with one-inch margins on both sides, top and bottom.

The essay must be on the philosophy of the Foundation, expanding on and espousing the precept: safeguarding of liberty and nurturing of prosperity under the rule of law, and how he/she will apply the same in his/her legal career.

The FLP Scholarship is a monetary scholarship award of PhP200,000.00 of which a maximum of PhP100,000.00 shall be for tuition fee and PhP20,000.00 for the book allowance.

The deadline for the submission of nominations/applications is on or before 5 p.m. on September 16, 2018. FLP gets its funds from generous donors for the scholarship program. Download the application form here.

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FLP Scholarship Program Guidelines

 

1. EligibilityThe Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity (FLP) is again sponsoring a unique, merit-based FLP Scholarship Program in the school year 2018-2019. Co-sponsored by the Tan Yan Kee Foundation and undertaken in cooperation with the Philippine Association of Law Schools, it aims to look for the best and the brightest law students in the country. For the school year 2018-2019, there will be 10 scholarship openings for incumbent third-year law students.

FLP is opening the 10 scholarship slots to all law schools that have obtained a percentage of passing above the overall percentage of passing for the 2016 bar exams based on the statistical data from the Supreme Court Office of the Bar Confidant.

These law schools are:

Arellano University
San Beda University – Manila
Ateneo de Manila University
San Sebastian College-Recoletos
San Beda College Alabang
Far Eastern University
University of the Philippines
University of San Jose-Recoletos
University of Sto. Tomas
University of the Cordilleras (Formerly BCF)
Saint Louis University
University of San Carlos
De La Salle University-Manila
Lyceum of Philippines University
University of San Agustin
Xavier University
Cor Jesu College
University of Cebu
University of Cagayan Valley
University of Batangas
Ateneo de Davao University
University of Pangasinan
University of Perpetual Help-Rizal
Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Siliman University
Centro Escolar University
Aemilianum College Inc.
Angeles University Foundation
University of St. La Salle
Father Saturnino Urios University

No law school shall have more than three (3) awardees. Applications from those who have submitted or will submit entries for the FLP Dissertation Contest are encouraged. FLP officers, staff and their relatives up to the third degree of consanguinity or affinity are not eligible to join. FLP reserves the right to reject any nomination/applicant at its sole discretion.

The scholarship is merit-based and may be received in addition to existing scholarships, funding, or other financial assistance being availed of by the awardees.

2. QualificationsNominees/applicants must satisfy the following:

2.1  Incumbent third (3rd) year student in one of the eligible law schools;
2.2  In the top 20 of the batch of their respective law schools in terms of academic performance;
2.3  Must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) not lower than 85% or 2.25 for the
immediately preceding school year (2017-2018);
2.4  No dropped subject and no grade lower than 75% or 3.0 during his or her stay at the law school;
2.5  Must not have taken a leave of absence for the immediately preceding school year (2017-2018); and,
2.6. Must have enrolled and completed the full load for the first two (2) years of law school.

Third-year scholars of FLP may continue receiving the grant for their fourth year provided that they maintain a GPA as provided in Section 2.3 computed for the year, with no grade lower than as provided in Section 2.4. They must likewise have not dropped any subject nor taken a leave of absence. They must always enroll and complete a full load for each semester. FLP shall require the submission of copies of their official transcripts of records or certified copy of grades every semester and a certification from the Dean or any authorized law school official that they have not dropped a subject and have enrolled/completed the full load of their third year.

3. Submissions. Applicants must submit an essay written in English with a minimum of 2,000 words and a maximum of 3,000 words. It should be printed on an 11-inch by 8.5-inch white bond paper with text in 14-point font size, Times New Roman, single-spaced, with one-inch margins on both sides, top and bottom.

The essay must be on the philosophy of the Foundation, expanding on and espousing the precept: safeguarding of liberty and nurturing of prosperity under the rule of law, and how he/she will apply the same in his/her legal career. The essay should answer, inter alia, the following questions:

  • What do you understand by the philosophy of liberty and prosperity under the rule of law?
  • How can you promote this philosophy as a student? How will you apply this in your legal career?

Suggested resources on the precept can be found at https://libpros.com/cj-panganibans-speeches-on-liberty-and-prosperity/. See this resource in particular.

The following should be mailed, or hand carried to Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity, 3rd Floor, PCCI Corporate Centre, 118 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. Except for the transcript of records, they should ALSO be transmitted electronically to secretariat@libpros.com.

  1. one copy of the duly accomplished FLP Scholarship Application Form
  2. one copy of the nominee’s/applicant’s official transcript of school records for the first two years of law school for the incoming third year applicants and the first three years of law school for the incoming fourth year applicants
  3. one (1) hard copy of the essay
  4. a certification from the School Secretary/Registrar or any authorized school official that the applicant
    1. is among the top 20 of his/her batch in law school in terms of academic performance; and
    2. has enrolled and completed the full load for the first two (2) years of law school for incoming 3rd year students.

4. Interview. There will be an interview to be conducted by the FLP Panel of Judges who will be given full discretion in the conduct of the said interview.

5. Judging and Selection. Judging will be made by the FLP Panel of Judges. The Panel shall consider the candidate’s ability to demonstrate clearly, logically and concisely what he/she has done and intends to do to propagate and espouse the philosophy of liberty and prosperity under the rule of law. Although the scholarship is merit-based, the less privileged shall be preferred in case of a tie between two nominees. Selection shall be final when affirmed by the FLP.

6. Awarding. The FLP Scholarship is a monetary scholarship award of PhP200,000 of which a maximum of PhP100,000 shall be for tuition fee and PhP20,000 for the book allowance. The amounts for the tuition fee and the book allowance will be transferred to the account of the student-created especially for this purpose and in tranches corresponding to the schedule of payment for tuition fee per semester of the pertinent academic institution. The remaining PhP80,000 for stipend shall be deposited monthly throughout the academic year to the same account created for this purpose. Only such amount needed shall be deposited. If the tuition fee component of the monetary scholarship award is in excess of the awardee’s tuition, the balance will be returned to FLP. If the awardee is entitled to another scholarship award, he/she will still receive the cash monetary scholarship award to be provided by the FLP.

7. Unclaimed award. If for any reason, an awardee is unable to attend schooling or is unable to claim the monetary scholarship award, FLP shall cancel said scholarship award and grant it to another qualified nominee at its discretion.

8. ReimbursementConsidering the deadline for applications provided in Section 10, awardees of the FLP scholarship who already paid the tuition for the corresponding semester will be reimbursed upon submission of proof of payment. Where partial payment has been made by the awardee as allowed by the law school, FLP will likewise reimburse the same upon submission of proof of payment and deposit the balance for the tuition fee as provided in Section 6 above.

9. AgreementAwardees must agree to the terms and conditions of the FLP Scholarship Program, including but not limited to, the requirement to provide volunteer services for the Foundation as well as giving back to the FLP Scholarship Program to ensure its sustainability such as teaching law subjects that espouse the philosophy of liberty and prosperity, developing a concept/program along the philosophy of the FLP and commitment to mentoring other law students, subject to institutional arrangements with partner law schools. Awardees must likewise agree to enter into a formal commitment agreement with FLP and the pertinent academic institution for this purpose.

10. DeadlineThe deadline for the submission of nominations/applications is on or before 5 p.m. on September 16, 2018. FLP gets its funds from generous donors for the scholarship program.

11. RevisionsFLP reserves the right to update and revise the guidelines of the program which shall be announced on its official website.

12. Financial CommitmentThe scholarship is subject to FLP’s receipt of funding from its donors and partners. While FLP has secured funding for the school year 2018-2019, if such donors and partners fail to provide funding for the subsequent school years, the awards may be terminated by FLP. The Foundation, its trustees, officers, and staff shall not be liable if such donors and partners fail to provide the funds for the monetary award or revoke such funding.

For further information:

  • Visit libpros.com
  • Email to secretariat@libpros.com
  • (632) 553-1102
  • FLP Head Office, 3rd Floor, PCCI Corporate Centre, 118 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City