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Lasallian heroes of a different breed

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ONRITCHELLEQuiros: bright orange romper, brocade bracelet, colored-block heels, clear brown glasses, all from Folded & Hung.On Joelle Pena: orange sheer print top, neon-yellow belt, wedge, all from Folded & Hung.On Julio Fajardo III: red varsity jacket, heather gray polo, black slim-fit jeans, all from Folded & Hung

De La Salle University (DLSU) is without a doubt one of the top schools to be enrolled in when yearning for higher education. With the long lines that aspiring students go through every time there are entrance exams, it is without a doubt getting more and more competitive, from the rivalries of UAAP sports to the very pen and paper that creates the next great idea. The country certainly has its share of academic excellence. DLSU very much values education in its effort to be the best university in the country and to be globally competitive as well. The Star Scholar program, probably one of the most prestigious scholarships that a student can apply for in DLSU, is definitely set out to take care of our country’s great minds.

These scholars would have the privilege to study in a university in which their expenses will be taken care of as well as some benefits like use of certain facilities in the campus. This is very rare for someone who is just looking for good education for a better future. The most recent batch of star scholars has been dubbed as the new “heroes” for this year. Probably because DLSU is making some changes for the better more so after celebrating their centennial year, it is set on inspiring more people to excel in whatever course they might be in.

One of the current star scholars even described themselves as being “pampered” by the school and they are being given more than the usual special treatment. Definitely, the star scholars for this year are more confident than ever with them being prepared for the challenges that their future lessons have in store for them. Definitely, this wild ride for these students have proven to be additional motivation in studying and doing more than good in whatever is given to them. Countless opportunities await them not only in the classrooms but also in different organizations like student publications or the cultural arts and other student organizations.

ONANA Riza Quiros: knit top, peach tulle skirt, pink shoes, all from Forever 21. On Christine Octavio: woven shirt, sleeveless tiger tank, black leggings, all from Forever 21. On Maria Lourdes Justiani: green knit sweater, peach embroidered dress, fuchsiaMary Jane pumps, all from Forever 21

Also, probably the best thing about being a star scholar is where they can go straight into studying for their master’s degree right after their undergraduate education. This goes to show how much is being put to take care of the brilliant minds that this country has to offer. By also having the university fellows guiding them along the way to make sure they are given the best mentors.

With advance enrolment being something that each student of the university fights for by trying to be in the dean’s list, the different scholars of the school are given these things to assist them in their journey in education. It would be one of the things that students would literally kneel for in a large student population. It just goes to show how much is being given to support these students and to enhance, inspire and test their performance in the university.

The pressure is not only on maintaining their grades, but that knowing what they have is very rare in a place where people go through thick and thin just to even try to get a shot at being in a good school. This is definitely something these students can be proud of regardless of whether they have already started bagging awards or recognition from different organizations or just simply hitting the books for another quiz the following day.


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