Alfonso Yuchengco Endowment Fund

Award: Up to $2,000

About the Endowment Fund:

The Endowment is named after Ambassador Alfonso T. Yuchengco, a prominent Filipino industrialist who heads the Yuchengco Group of Companies composed of several firms including Rizal Commercial Banking Corp., Pan Malayan Management & Investment Corp., Great Pacific Life Assurance Corp., House of Investments, Inc., and the Alfonso Yuchengco Foundation, which has sent more than 5000 youths to school nationwide in the Philippines. He has served as Ambassador to Japan and the People’s Republic of China. He has also been a Professor of Accounting in Philippine universities and went to Columbia for graduate studies in business administration.

Who are eligible?

UH Full time undergraduate or graduate student in good standing in a social sciences and professional schools with an academic focus on the Philippines/Filipinos Overseas, and preferably of Philippine ancestry.

*Applicants from other countries and institutions are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must present:

1) A 3-5 page research proposal outlining project, e.g. fieldwork in Mindanao needed for M.A. thesis, completion of doctoral dissertation on Philippine economic history, etc.

2) 1-2 academic reference letters

3) evidence of excellent oral and written communications skills, specifically a writing sample

4) A detailed timeline and budget.

5) Grant recipients must submit a report about how they used the award at the end of the grant year and share their research findings in a lecture/talk for the CPS Colloquium Series.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. The scholarship is based on merit, not on financial need.

Send application (in consolidated pdf file) to: Dr. Pia Arboleda, Director, UHM Center for Philippine Studies, at with a cc to Dr. Fred Magdalena at

For further information, call 956-6086 or email

Deadline: April 2 (first Monday after Spring break, or at least 30 days before the event like a conference or travel).

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