Ateneo Law Students Receive FLP Scholarship Award

February 20, 2019
The Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity (FLP) and Tan Yan Kee Foundation announced the 20 legal scholarship awardees for the School Year 2018-2019. Each scholar will receive P200,000 divided into P100,000 for tuition, P20,000 for books, and P80,000 for monthly stipends.

Of the 20 scholars, 10 are 3rd year students and the other 10 are 4th year students from different law schools in the country. Among the grantees are three Ateneo Law School students: Mayumi G. Matsumura (3rd year), Leo Francis F. Abot (4th year), and Arvin Paolo D. Cortez (4th year).

The FLP scholars were selected based on their academic merit and their ability to uphold and espouse the FLP’s philosophy of liberty and prosperity under the rule of law. Extra cash prizes are given those who graduate with Latin honors.

Fifteen FLP scholars took the bar examinations last year. The bar topnotchers among them will get P200,000 for the first place and P100,000 each for the second to the tenth placers.
 
With a financial grant from the Tan Yan Kee Foundation, the FLP sponsors the program with the assistance of the Philippine Association of Law Schools (PALS).
 

Supreme Court Senior Justice Antonio T. Carpio headed the Board of Judges which selected the scholars, with the following members: former Education Secretary Edilberto C. de Jesus, Tan Yan Kee Foundation Executive Elizabeth Alba, PALS President and University of San Carlos Law Dean Joan Sarausos-Largo, and Ateneo Law Professor Tanya Karina A. Lat.
 
The FLP Legal Scholarship Program is open to all third and fourth year students of law schools that obtained a percentage of passing above the overall average percentage of passing in bar exams based on the statistical data from the Office of the Bar Confidant of the Supreme Court.
 
To qualify, the grantees must (1) be incumbent 3rd or 4th year students in one of the eligible law schools, (2) be among the top 20 of the batch in their respective schools, (3) have a cumulative average not lower than 85% or 2.25 for the immediately preceding school year, (4) have no dropped subject and no grade lower than 75% or 3.0, and (5) have enrolled and completed the full load for each school year; and submit an essay on the philosophy of liberty and prosperity under the rule of law and how he/she will apply the philosophy in his/her legal career.
 
The FLP was founded in 2011 to perpetuate the core judicial philosophy of retired Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban -- that jurists and lawyers should safeguard liberty and nurture prosperity under the rule of law. For more information, please visit www.libpros.com
 
Its Board of Trustees is composed of retired CJ Panganiban (chairman), Sec. de Jesus, retired Supreme Court Justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez, Ms. Evelyn T. Dumdum, Asian Development Bank Consultant Joel Emerson J. Gregorio, Prof. Elenita C. Panganiban, Atty. Tanya Karina A. Lat, Rebecca G. Felix, and Ms. Maria Elena P.S. Yaptangco (members).
 
The Tan Yan Kee Foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of the Lucio Tan Group of Companies. It approaches corporate social responsibility from a holistic commitment framework targeting education; culture and sports; health and social welfare including environmental concerns; research; and manpower development. 
 
Its Board of Trustees is composed of Dr. Lucio C. Tan (chairman), Harry C. Tan (vice chairman), Joaquin Bernas, Frank Chan, Shirley Chua, Lawrence Chew, Emil Q. Javier, Artemio V. Panganiban, Marixi R. Prieto, Carmen Tan, Tan Eng Chan, Tan Hui Bin, Mariano Tanenglian, Amando M. Tetangco Jr. and Cesar E. A. Virata (members). For details, please visit www.tanyankee.org.   

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  • Ateneo Law Students Receive FLP Scholarship Award
    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    The Foundation for Liberty and Prosperity (FLP) and Tan Yan Kee Foundation announced the 20 legal scholarship awardees for the School Year 2018-2019. Each scholar will receive P200,000 divided into P100,000 for tuition, P20,000 for books, and P80,000 for monthly stipends.

    Of the 20 scholars, 10 are 3rd year students and the other 10 are 4th year students from different law schools in the country. Among the grantees are three Ateneo Law School students: Mayumi G. Matsumura (3rd year), Leo Francis F. Abot (4th year), and Arvin Paolo D. Cortez (4th year).

    The FLP scholars were selected based on their academic merit and their ability to uphold and espouse the FLP’s philosophy of liberty and prosperity under the rule of law. Extra cash prizes are given those who graduate with Latin honors.

    Fifteen FLP scholars took the bar examinations last year. The bar topnotchers among them will get P200,000 for the first place and P100,000 each for the second to the tenth placers.
     
    With a financial grant from the Tan Yan Kee Foundation, the FLP sponsors the program with the assistance of the Philippine Association of Law Schools (PALS).
     

    Supreme Court Senior Justice Antonio T. Carpio headed the Board of Judges which selected the scholars, with the following members: former Education Secretary Edilberto C. de Jesus, Tan Yan Kee Foundation Executive Elizabeth Alba, PALS President and University of San Carlos Law Dean Joan Sarausos-Largo, and Ateneo Law Professor Tanya Karina A. Lat.
     
    The FLP Legal Scholarship Program is open to all third and fourth year students of law schools that obtained a percentage of passing above the overall average percentage of passing in bar exams based on the statistical data from the Office of the Bar Confidant of the Supreme Court.
     
    To qualify, the grantees must (1) be incumbent 3rd or 4th year students in one of the eligible law schools, (2) be among the top 20 of the batch in their respective schools, (3) have a cumulative average not lower than 85% or 2.25 for the immediately preceding school year, (4) have no dropped subject and no grade lower than 75% or 3.0, and (5) have enrolled and completed the full load for each school year; and submit an essay on the philosophy of liberty and prosperity under the rule of law and how he/she will apply the philosophy in his/her legal career.
     
    The FLP was founded in 2011 to perpetuate the core judicial philosophy of retired Chief Justice Artemio V. Panganiban -- that jurists and lawyers should safeguard liberty and nurture prosperity under the rule of law. For more information, please visit www.libpros.com
     
    Its Board of Trustees is composed of retired CJ Panganiban (chairman), Sec. de Jesus, retired Supreme Court Justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez, Ms. Evelyn T. Dumdum, Asian Development Bank Consultant Joel Emerson J. Gregorio, Prof. Elenita C. Panganiban, Atty. Tanya Karina A. Lat, Rebecca G. Felix, and Ms. Maria Elena P.S. Yaptangco (members).
     
    The Tan Yan Kee Foundation is the corporate social responsibility arm of the Lucio Tan Group of Companies. It approaches corporate social responsibility from a holistic commitment framework targeting education; culture and sports; health and social welfare including environmental concerns; research; and manpower development. 
     
    Its Board of Trustees is composed of Dr. Lucio C. Tan (chairman), Harry C. Tan (vice chairman), Joaquin Bernas, Frank Chan, Shirley Chua, Lawrence Chew, Emil Q. Javier, Artemio V. Panganiban, Marixi R. Prieto, Carmen Tan, Tan Eng Chan, Tan Hui Bin, Mariano Tanenglian, Amando M. Tetangco Jr. and Cesar E. A. Virata (members). For details, please visit www.tanyankee.org.