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I helped a scholar through my love of art.
Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
We can all help in our own little way. Let's make education possible by helping deserving scholars at the University of the Philippines. Please help us prevent stories like that of Kristel Tejada, the U.P. student who unfortunately took her life because of the inability to pay tuition.
Tragically, in Kristel's case, she only needed $250 (PHP10,000) to pay her tuition for one semester.
Tuition at U.P. is based on the income bracket of the student's family. For the U.P. Diliman, Los Baños and Manila campuses, students with an annual family income of:
Over P1,000,000 – pays P1,500 per unit;
Between P1,000,000 and P500,001 – pays P1,000 per unit;
Between P500,000 and P250,001 – pays P600 per unit;
Between P250,000 and P135,001 – pays P300 per unit;
Between P135,000 and P80,001 – receives free tuition; and
Less than P80,000 – receives free tuition plus P12,000 per semester stipend.
There are currently 50 other students at U.P. Manila that are in the same situation as Kristel that need help.
Please help these qualified and worthy students avoid having to go on a forced Leave Of Absence because of financial constraints and enjoy a world class art show in the process!
Buy a ticket to 2013 New York Artexpo 2013
March 22nd (Fri), 23rd (Sat), or 24th (Sun)
One the world's largest fine-art trade shows for the past three decades, the expo will be held at an industrial-chic event space called Pier 92. Tour the extensive galleries brimming with works for sale by new and established artists from more than 30 countries, forge new relationships with established figures in the industry, or observe a seminar on topics like Period Design and Color Stories. Past exhibitors include Andy Warhol.
100% of proceeds will go towards helping Kristel's siblings and other deserving scholars at U.P. Manila fund their education and continue their studies.
Can’t attend or busy? Consider being a sponsor by donating any amount.
At U.P., we were taught about social responsibility. Thank you U.P. for helping us get to where we are now. This event is open to all who simply want to give something back and help others (Hello Atenistas out there!). Many thanks in advance to those who will be joining us and to those who will be supporting this project.
Should you wish to give a pledge of any amount, help out in some way, have any questions about the event or want to know how to sponsor a U.P. scholar: please contact Maria Luisa Schwartz at 347-248-1639.
When & Where
Former UP Alums and Friends from other Universities & Colleges
This event is sponsored by a group of UP Alums in NYC.