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Jul 11, 2019

InLife Scholars Graduate with Honors

Eight InLife Gold Eagle Scholars from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman recently graduated with flying colors.


Leading the group of awardees is Jerielle V. Malonzo who graduated as summa cum laude in completing her mathematics degree.


“My father does not have a stable source of income so my aunt would help us in our everyday expenses. But my school expenses had never been a problem because of my Gold Eagle Scholarship,” said Malonzo.


She added that her monthly allowance also allowed her to help in the family’s expenses.


“My goal when I entered UP was just to learn and know as much as I can. Studying in the premiere university can really be overwhelming and intimidating. Coming from a small public school, I knew that I did not have the same excellent academic background my classmates, from private and science high school, had. Hence, I had to work doubly hard. But this is not new to me since my mother has always taught and shown me the importance of hard work,” she said.


Four other InLife Gold Eagle Scholars received the distinction of magna cum laude while three others graduated cum laude. All scholars completed a bachelor’s degree in education.


Alyssa Benedict D. Mauricio, Michael Sonne C. Pajanil, Vincent C. Villacorta, and Roslyn Vea D. Damasco graduated magna cum laude.


Raven Kate T. De Leon, Gindie Faith C. Fontanilla, and Joy Florence M. Motin graduated cum laude.


This coming school year, more InLife Gold Eagle Scholars will start their academic journey to become teachers. Sixteen freshmen-scholars will take up BS Education, BS Mathematics and BS Statistics in UP Diliman. Fifteen freshmen-scholars will pursue BS Education in other partner state universities and colleges (SUCs). They will join the group of 32 scholars studying in UP Diliman and 30 scholars in other SUCs.  


According to InLife Foundation Program Manager Teresita T. Melad, education lies at the heart of Insular Foundation, the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Insular Life. “Through the Gold Eagle College Scholarship Program, the foundation invests in education, which is an enabler of opportunities for the less fortunate but talented and determined young learners.”      



A total of 51 scholars have completed their college education since the scholarship program started in 2008. From this number, three scholars graduated summa sum laude, 22 graduated magna cum laude, and 13 graduated cum laude. 

InLife Gold Eagle Scholar Jerielle V. Malonzo graduates “with the greatest honors” as one of the 54 summa cum laude of the University of the Philippines Diliman

Eight InLife Gold Eagle Scholars from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman recently graduated with flying colors

New Gold Eagle scholars meet InLife President and Chief Executive Officer Mona Lisa B. Dela Cruz (seated, rightmost); Vice President for Public Relations and Insular Foundation Executive Director Ana Maria R. Soriano (standing, rightmost); and Insular Foundation Program Manager Teresita T. Melad (standing, leftmost)