J. Amado Araneta Foundation Grants Scholarships to QC’s Top Grade 12 Graduates

The J. Amado Araneta Foundation (JAAF), the social development arm of Araneta City, partners with the Quezon City Government and the Department of Education to secure to future and well-being of the City’s best graduates amidst the pandemic.

Aside from being recognized for student excellence, the 40 deserving awardees who represent each of the graduating classes of Quezon City’s public high schools are given 4-year scholarships.

Under this Program, the student shall receive semestral allowance for his/ her college expenses with supplemental student support and enrichment activities for holistic well-being and growth.

The Scholarship Program is in partnership with the Local Government of Quezon City and the City’s Department of Education Schools Division Office.

The Memoradum of Understanding was signed last July 24 with Mrs. Judy Roxas, Christine Diane Romero (JAAF Executive Director) representing JAAF, Mayor Joy Belmonte with former Councilor Aly Medalla and Maricris Laureta representing the Local Government of Quezon City, and Dr. Jenilyn Corpuz with Dr. Susan R. Baetiong for the Department of Education – Quezon City.

JAAF has education as its major program theme, with over a thousand of Filipino students assisted throughout the years in its partnerships with other organizations such as the Gerry Roxas Foundation, Caritas Manila, St. Martin De Porres, HERO Foundation, among many others.

In 2017, JAAF started implementing its own scholarship program for the children of its employees, which has already supported over 200 students.

J. Amado Araneta, the man the Foundation was named after, had a mission to bring the best of the world within reach of the ordinary Filipino.  His children – Jorge, Maria and Judy– continue his dream of bringing the good life to the people by continuing Don Amado’s philanthropic legacy.

“The J. Amado Araneta Foundation Scholarship Program now made available for the top 1 graduates of Quezon City for the first time is another important milestone for the Foundation.  The Program is a symbol of my late father’s legacy living on.  It is a manifestation that we remain true to our promise of supporting the communities that host the Araneta Group and its future.  This is especially true for Quezon City where the Araneta City, which my father started, has flourished and expanded.  The students we are investing on today, carries a promise and hope for a better nation.,” quoted Mrs. Judy Araneta-Roxas, JAAF President.

JAAF recognizes that education is one of the cornerstones for broad-based and inclusive growth, a pathway out of poverty and inequality, and nation building.