Dr. Placido Mapa Scholarship Endowment

Dr. Placido L. Mapa, Jr., Ph.D. (Harvard) was the one and only Chairman of the Center for Research and Communication (CRC) and its successor institution, the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), until his demise on May 5, 2019, at the age of 86. During his 52 years with CRC/UA&P, those who worked with him “benefited immensely from (his) wisdom, prudence, and professionalism” (Villegas, 2021).

Dr. Mapa is well-known as an institution builder in the Philippines, having occupied key positions in both the public and private sectors, to wit: 2nd Director General (1981), after Gerardo Sicat, of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA); Governor of the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), 1977;  President of the Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank), 1989; President of the Philippine National Bank (PNB), 1983; and President of the Philippine Economic Society, 1965.

To honor his legacy, UA&P has established the Dr. Placido L. Mapa, Jr. Scholarship Endowment which aims to provide student grantees with 100% coverage of tuition and miscellaneous fees, a 10-month stipend of P8,000, internet allowance, a laptop, and an exclusive professional development coach from UA&P’s Board of Trustees.

The scholarship grant is awarded to the top 6YP and college freshman only. 

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