Dear Benefactors and Friends,
The school year has ended for Night High Scholars of A Better Chance Foundation and will also end soon for our 190 college scholars. We thank you for your generous support. Your donations and commitments to our program ‘scholarships for the poor’ is always important to us and especially to our scholars and their families.
School Year 2016-2017 will start in June for most of our scholars. Scholars in (UP) University of The Philippines will be one exception as their classes will start in August.
Our schedule of fees for the next school year will be as follows:
Junior High Scholars (grades 7 through 10) — P 4,000 per year (Note the name change to Junior High Scholars, new for SY 2016-2017)
Senior High Scholars (Grade 11 Scholars) –P 4,000 per year (Note the name change, no more Night High)
College and University Scholars:
For (PUP) Polytechnic University of The Philippines, (URS) University Rizal System, all Years, 1st through 4th or 5th –P 9,000 per school year. (Approximately $194.40 @ P46.30 to US $1.00)
For (RTU) Rizal Technology University, (QCPU) Quezon City Polytechnic University, (BSU) Bulacan State University, (TUP) Technological University of the Philippines and all other government colleges and universities we send scholars to, All Years, 1st through 4th or 5th –P 15,000 per school year. (Approximately $324.00 @ P46.30 to US $1.00)
For (UP) University of the Philippines, tuition discounts are given thru the (STS) Socialized Tuition System and this varies depending on the family’s capacity to pay. In the past our UP scholars have received discounted tuition of 50% to 100%. Regular tuition is P50,000 and more per year. (Approximately $1,080.00)
We invite you to return as a donor next school year to continue on with the legacy of generosity you have established. Rest assured, we need your help to continue on with having over 600 scholars in junior high school and high school and nearly 200 in college this past year.
In addition we will have 3 ongoing feeding programs next school year. One will be in St. Dominic Academy in Pulilan, Bulacan and it will be sponsored by Bob and Bev Sellar of Pleasanton, California for the 9th year. We will have two public school feeding programs in Quezon City and we are looking for donors. A price list is available and shows how you can feed children for anywhere from one day to one year, 200 school days. The cost of one nutritious meal is only P18.00 or US 0.39c
Good wishes to all and thank you again for making school year 2015-2016 a big success.
Lewis A. Edwards, Jr.
P.S. A Better Chance Foundation now has 180 College Graduates and 894 Night High Graduates, thanks to all of our donors.