For the second straight year, Monster Radio RX 93.1 launched its Monster Scholar program to help deserving youths to continue their education by way of sponsoring their first semester for school year 2010. Last year, Monster Radio decided to sponsor 2 students, but to our surprise, an additional 3 students were sponsored through the support of groups of listeners who offered their aid as well. So what should’ve been just 1 scholar, ended up as 5.
This year however, expectations were not only matched, but exceeded beyond expectations. Monster Radio RX 93.1 decided to sponsor 2 once again, but an overwhelming response from our listeners enabled us to award a scholarship to all 10 finalists! In all, we were able to raise P281, 651.oo in donations from listeners alone! This amount is separate from what RX contributed. We were just overjoyed to see such support from our listeners, enabling more students to continue their education. From Areane whose father had a heart attack in Saudi Arabia, to Mary Grace whose twin sister has heart problems, to Rainne who’s taking care of her father who recently suffered a stroke, to Rochelle whose mother is battling breast cancer, to Hazel whose mother suffers from Bipolar disorder, and the others who are all struggling to process what life has dealt them the past couple of years.
On a personal note, Delle and I are just so proud of The Morning Rushers, who, with no prodding from us, got together and came up with a fund drive among themselves, plugged it on The Morning Rush Forum, and was able to gather enough funds to co-sponsor 2 scholars. I’m sure many of them don’t have much themselves, but you found a way to give, no matter the amount. Some even from Rushers abroad. I’m so proud of you guys, more than you can ever imagine! Not only are you fun and witty and smart, but you have big compassionate hearts as well. I know we joke a lot, but with all seriousness, we’re truly honored to have people like you listen to Monster Radio RX 93.1.
These are the 2 scholars that the Rushers are co-sponsoring with other kind souls:
(taking up Nursing at UERM-MMC)
(taking up Secondary Education at UST)
Again, we cannot thank enough everyone who pitched in for a worthy cause. If not for the help of all the donors, we would only have 2 sponsors this year. But because of many people’s generosity, this year we have 10 Monster Scholars. And the experience of helping out people in need enriches both giver and recipient. It gives us all a sense of community, that we are not alone. That in times of need, there are people, although they may be few, there are people nevertheless who would help in whatever capacity they can. And should the time come when you’re the one who’s in a position to help, that you’d do the same. Days like these, my faith in human nature shines a little brighter.