Nine scholarship grants were awarded to six college and three senior high students under the Louis Coson Friendship Cup.
Known as the Louis Coson scholars, the deserving students are children of caddies/umbrella girls or boys.
Funding for their schooling are primarily proceeds from golfing tournaments sponsored by golfing friends in memory of Mr. Louis Coson.
During the awarding ceremonies, the scholars together with their caddie parents were profuse in thanking the Sy and Coson families for the opportunity to pursue their education, a major step that will ensure them of a better future.
A Louis Coson scholar graduate and a successful CPA examinee in 2017, Abegail Lacabra, was present to give her testimonial and share her experiences as a scholar. She thanked the Louis Coson Friendship Cup and all its golfers as well SM Foundation which manages the scholarship for all the support given her.
Meanwhile, Mr. Hans Sy announced in his closing remarks that in celebration of SM’s 60th year, the Louis Coson Cup will add five more scholars to the 55 scholars to make the total number of scholars sponsored this year to 60.