In the months of May and June this year, we appealed to you, our parishioners and friends, to once again support the Santuario de San Antonio JPIC Scholarship Program by sponsoring young college applicants who successfully passed our intensive screening interviews.Through the Parish Bulletin, we individually presented the profiles of our new scholars, as well as our continuing college scholars from past years.

Our prayers to our dear Lord and St. Anthony were heard for your response was overwhelming! THEY CAME and YOU GAVE! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kindness and generosity, for reaching out to so many needy but deserving youth who come to our parish for help to finish their studies in college. Because of you, their dreams for a better tomorrow for themselves and for their families are becoming a reality.

With great pride and joy, and because of your support, we have again grown in numbers. The SSAP JPIC Scholarship Program for 2013-2014 has a total of 83 scholars – 25 in college, supported by your generous donations, and 58 taking vocational and technical courses, supported by the parish from funds raised during Francisfest every year. To all our benefactors – big, medium and small – our heartfelt THANK YOU!

By Millette T. Ocampo/Menchu O. Bautista
SSAP JPIC Scholarship Program Committee