MAAAC Scholarship Committee

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

Ben Ang

Dom Tolentino, P. Eng.

Roger Encarnacion

Reggie Villarama


MAAAC Scholars since 2008



Years Funding

Ave GWA During Funding

Year Graduated

Current Work

Joey Hosmillo




Failure Analysis Eng’r, NXP Semiconductors, Taiwan

Kenneth Dimalibot


2009 - 2011



Audience Engagement & Analytics, New Humanitarian, Geneva Switzerland

Joanne Mae Raneses


2012 - 2015



Civil Designer, Uniplan Engineering, CA, USA

Karl Hobbie Dionisio





Structural Steel Detailer, Yokogawa Techno Phils, Makati

Russel Carpio


2017 - 2019




Marc Cuaresma


2017 - 2019





Gratitude Letter from 2017 MAAAC Scholar Marc Cuaresma:

December 9, 2019

To the generous sponsors of the Mapua Alumni Association - Alberta Chapter Scholarship,

Good day! I am Marc Bernard J. Cuaresma, one of the lucky students who were chosen for the scholarship grant. I am truly humbled and grateful to be given the opportunity of the scholarship program. In my existence so far, I get used to many rejections - from school applications to peers and friends and thus this acceptance is very meaningful & unforgettable. Truly, things happen in unexpected moments and time. Life has been so tough for me and my family these past few years but I will never stumble to the obstacles of life and its unending challenges. Maybe this scholarship grant is God's way of telling me that even though as if the whole world and your life turns back on you, there will always be one good thing worth living for.

As your scholar, I have no access to what the future holds and so I could not guarantee anything but I promise to fulfil my duties and obligations to the best of my abilities and as well as in uplifting 1 the Mapuan spirit and the name of your organization. Every part of me will forever be thankful that I was the one chosen. To the sponsors, thank you for choosing me and believing in me and my capabilities that I could attain the requirements of your association. I do hope and pray for all your success and that you can help more students in the long run.  God Bless You all and Thank You Very Much!


Marc Bernard Cuaresma


Gratitude Letter from 2017 MAAAC Scholar Russel Carpio:

November 15, 2019

It was such an honor to be one of MAAAC's scholarship grantees. This opportunity made a big difference in my life and in my family also. Thank you very much sir, and to all the MAAAC Scholarship Committee for believing in me. You will all remain as my inspiration as I continue my journey. I will keep in touch and update you in the future. God bless! 


Russel Carpio


Letter from our new 2016 MAAAC Scholar Karl Hobbie L. Dionisio:


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.