MAAAC Scholarship Committee

Hubert Palpal-latoc, P.Eng. (Chairman)

Ben Ang

Dom Tolentino, P. Eng.

Roger Encarnacion

Reggie Villarama


MAAAC Scholarship Committee 2018 Scholar: Russel Carpio


Letter from our new 2016 MAAAC Scholar:


January 8, 2016

Mapua Alumni Association - Alberta Chapter

Dear MAAAC Sponsors,

My dream to finish my engineering course is moving forward, thanks to generous educational scholarships like yours. Since I am chosen as the new MAAAC scholar, with this letter, I wanna send my deepest gratitude. As the new MAAAC scholar, the maximum 75% discount in tuition will help me to gain more skills and knowledge in the field of engineering. Without your scholarship, a student like me has no assurance of finishing college.

Once again, thank you for choosing me as your new scholar. I am committed to my education and to the engineering field and one step closer to becoming a civil engineer, thanks to your continued generosity and the Mapua Alumni Association - Alberta Chapter Scholarship.


Karl Hobbie L. Dionisio


INTRODUCTION to the MAAAC Scholarship Committee

and its 2012 Scholar Joanne Mae Rañeses

The Mapua Alumni Association Alberta Chapter or MAAAC is the proud sponsor of a well-deserving student of the Mapua Institute Technology (Mapua) through collaborative efforts between its Scholarship Committee and the Centre for Scholarship and Financial Assistance (CSFA) of the Mapua Institute Technology. 

The criteria for being chosen for sponsorship is based on academic merit, financial status, and meeting pre-qualification requirements defined by CSFA.  These requirements are all stipulated in a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the MAAAC and Mapua.  

In 2012, Joanne Mae Rañeses, together with an exemplary list of 6 other candidates was pre-qualified by the CSFA to vie for the MAAAC Scholarship.  She was unanimously selected by the MAAAC Scholarship Committee as the MAAAC scholar for 2012 after careful evaluation by the committee of the short-list of candidates pre-qualified by CSFA.

Like the previous MAAAC scholar Kenneth Dimalibot, Joanne was selected based on academic merit and financial status stipulated by the MOA.  Now into her 3rd Year Civil Engineering studies, Joanne has consistently proven her worth by maintaining a General Weighted Average (GWA) not lower than 2.5 for the last two terms SY 2012-2013 and no failing grade in her subjects since her 1st Year.

Joanne hails from Camarines Norte and was raised with two other siblings by her parents in an agribusiness environment.  Her decision to move to Manila to take up engineering studies is driven by her desire “to contribute to make society a better place, exerting her best effort to attain a high degree of excellence, competence, integrity, and professionalism, and to extend help in whatever form to those in need.”

This young lady of 20 years old currently resides with her aunt and loves singing, dancing, playing the guitar, reading, watching movies, and of course, “keeping up with good grades to meet the requirements of her scholarship with MAAAC”.

She has currently attained a GWA of 1.90 in her 4th Term, 2nd Year CE thus entitling her to half scholarship shouldered to be shouldered by MAAAC and thus proving that she is indeed striving for excellence as she has mentioned in her report to the MAAAC Scholarship Committee.

Prepared By:

Hubert Palpal-latoc, P.Eng.
MAAAC Scholarship Committee Chairman




Joey Hosmillo
Prepared by: Jiggs Bascon, P.Eng.

Joey Hosmillo was born in Lipa, Batangas on December 4, 1986. His parents are Rolando and Clarita Hosmillo who both work at the Lipa National High School cafeteria. His father is from Balibago, Batangas and his mother is from Lipa. Joey was raised in Lipa City. 

Joey attended elementary school at Mabini Academy from 1994 to 2000 and graduated in the top 10% of his class. He enrolled at Lipa City National Science High School and graduated Valedictorian in 2004. During his high school years, Joey had garnered the following achievement awards: PGMA Leadership and Excellence award; President of Supreme Government Organization School and Division Level; and 3rd place in DOST Investigatory Project.

Joey is currently in his 4th year (4th term) at the   Mapua Institute of Technology, pursuing Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) - majoring in Microelectronics. He is also taking units in post graduate studies in the same field. His current grade point average is 1.71 and he is in the top 10% of his class.
The Mapua Alumni Association here in Calgary is proud of his accomplishments and wishes him well in all his future endeavors.