PROPERTY listing site Lamudi Philippines is seeking to attract and develop young local talent for its operations with the launch of a scholarship program for undergradute college students.
In a statement over the weekend, Lamudi said it is introducing a new scholarship program for undergraduate college students in the Philippines who are in their third or fourth year of their studies.
Lamudi said it is primarily looking for college students majoring in Business and Management, Economics, Marketing, Media and Communications, Information Technology and Computer Science, and Engineering.
However, the property listing site stressed that students with different majors may also apply for the scholarship program.
“Those who have the most potential will be awarded with P20,000 and a paid internship in any department at Lamudi’s local office in the Philippines,” Lamudi said.
Lamudi said that only one student would be awarded with the scholarship for each semester for the 2016–2017 academic year.
Eligible applicants must be over 18 years old and have a consistent GPA of 1.75 or higher.
The scholarship program is in line with Lamudi’s aim to socioeconomic development in the countries in which it operates.
Lamudi Philippines said the scholarship program is mutually beneficial as it helps the company attract new talent as well as financially support the studies of deserving students.
“Lamudi stands the chance of gaining a talented recent graduate, and a student has the opportunity to impress a potential future employer,” the property listing site said.
In order to apply for the scholarship program, applicants must write a letter of intent (500 words in length) that showcases their talent and potential.
“They [applicants]should express what an internship at Lamudi would mean to them and explain how they would put the scholarship funds to good use,” Lamudi Philippines said.
“As an online property platform, Lamudi brings innovation and transparency to the real estate industry. Entrants who can show that they are capable of driving innovation in a team will be the most successful of all,” the property listing site added.