Apart from the free tuition and miscellaneous fees, the scholars also received books, uniforms and shoes, and school supplies as part of the scholarship program. In exchange, the scholars have to maintain an average of 85% with no grade lower than 80, and grow as God-fearing and responsible members of the community.
Few days after the opening of classes, the scholars received notebooks, ballpens, pad papers, and a case of Camay Beauty Bar Soap on August 10, 2018. On November 14, they received their school shoes and rubber shoes.
The Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. sees the need for the younger generation to be equipped with knowledge through quality education. Beyond this, the Foundation believes that continuing education as well as supporting strategic education projects helps mold young people to be competent individuals with good character.
The previous school year 2017-2018 saw 110 scholars, who are children of industrious farmers belonging to indigenous groups in Aritao, Kayapa, and Sta. Fe in Nueva Vizcaya, finish a year under the scholarship program. These hardworking scholars saw the fruit of their labor and sacrifices with some of them receiving recognition for their exemplary performance during the commencement exercises. Among them were Rommel Pilde, who recently finished Grade 12 with high honors and is now in college; and Novelyn Lacquias, who is now in Grade 9. Both see the value of education to better the life of their families.