Puerto Princesa, Palawan - Malampaya Foundation Inc. signed memorandum of agreements with Western Philippines University (WPU) and Palawan State University (PSU) on May 7, 2014 to launch the Malampaya Sustainable Development Scholarship Program, a full undergraduate and post-graduate university scholarships in the areas of engineering, energy development, environment management and marine sciences.

The scholarship aims to form a critical mass of professionals and specialists on energy development and environment and natural resources management to help the provinces of Palawan, Batangas and Oriental Mindoro pursue sustainable development. It is intended for the local residents of the three provinces who possess the motivation and desire to serve their localities.

The scholarship is designed to meet the requirements of sustainability—balancing the economic, social and environmental aspects of a society’s development needs. Over the long-term, the program envisions the creation of a pool of local human resources that will provide leadership, advocacy and services in the conservation of natural resources, protection of environmental quality and the promotion of clean energy technologies. After graduation, the scholars are expected to actively participate in the development efforts of their respective localities.

The scholarship is for bona fide residents of the provinces of Palawan, Oriental Mindoro and Batangas. Other universities included in the scholarship are University of the Philippines and Batangas State University. Below are courses covered by the scholarship program:

BS Mechanical Engineering
MS Energy Engineering
BS Geology
MS Geology
Ph D Geology
MS Environmental Science
Ph D Environmental Science
MA Urban Regional Planning: Environment and Natural Resources Planning and Management Specialization
MS Marine Science
Ph D Marine Science
BS Fisheries
MS Fisheries

BS Mechanical Engineering
BS Petroleum Engineering
MS Environmental Management

BS Aquatic Biology
MS Marine Biology

BS Mechanical Engineering
BS Petroleum Engineering

For inquiries, please contact:

University of the Philippines - Office of Scholarships and Student Services, Room 305, 3rd Floor, Vinzon's Hall Roxas cor. Shuster Avenue, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila 1101, Philippines.  
Contact information: Telefax: (632) 928-7228. Trunkline: (632) 981-8500. Email: osss@up.edu.ph

Palawan State University - Dr. Grace Abrina, Office of Scholarships and Student Services, Palawan State University Campus, Tiniguiban Heights, Puerto Princesa City.
Contact information: Email Add: graceabrina@yahoo.com, Tel: (048) 433-3625

Western Philippines University - Dr. Lota Creencia, Western Philippines University, Sta. Monica Heights, Puerto Princesa City.
Contact information: Email: lota.creencia@gmail.com, Tel: (048) 433-4367

Batangas State University - Scholarship and Financial Assistance Office (SFAO) Rizal Avenue, Batangas City 4200 Philippines
Contact information: Tel. No. (043) 300 - 2202 Loc 105