What is #10forSTEMS?

The idea behind the hashtag

The idea behind the hashtag #10forSTEMS


The hashtag #10for STEMS is PACES’ signature campaign to raise funds in support of university scholars selected under its STEMS75 Scholarship Program.

It is an appeal for support.

PACES is supporting four deserving scholars in the Philippines. They are pursuing science and engineering courses in different state colleges and universities with scholarships that run from 2021 to 2023. Already in the 3rd and 4th years of their degree programs, these scholars have garnered academic honors and recognitions in college and high school, and have outstanding grades in college. You can read about them here.

These four scholars are the second batch being supported by PACES. The first batch of four PACES scholars graduated in 2019 and 2020 and are on the way to becoming productive citizens of the Philippines. We need your support to help more of these students in need. 

PACES is supporting them because their families cannot afford to finance their studies due to inadequate income or financial difficulties. 

Doing the math

It costs about EUR 1,500 to send one student to university for 2 semesters in the Philippines. This includes the cost of tuition and school fees, a modest allowance for textbook and required uniforms, a monthly living allowance for the scholar’s daily subsistence, daily transportation, clothing, and other needs.

We would like to raise money for these four deserving scholars and others who will come in the future.

Help us reach our goal!

After all expenses are considered, PACES estimates that at least EUR 6,000 per year for 4 scholarships, or EUR 18,000 for 4 scholars over 3 years. That equates to roughly 1 million pesos! While this may seem like a lot of money, we basically would only need about 150 pledges to reach this goal.

Help us reach our goal by pledging #10forSTEMS today. That is just a commitment of 10 euros per month for 1 to 3 years.

In Vienna, today, 10 euros will only get you 5 cups of coffee or 4.5 one-way tickets on the U-bahn. But in the Philippines, that 10 Euros can help a deserving student attain a college degree and mold the future economic, social and technological leaders of tomorrow.

Isn’t that an investment worth making?  To make a pledge or donation, please visit this page.

Use the hashtag #10forSTEMS

You can also help by using the hashtag #10forSTEMS whenever you post anything related to the campaign in your social media channels — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TIkTok, Youtube, and in your events, mentions, or comments. This will help raise awareness of our campaign among friends and colleagues.

Below are some images you can use freely:

Support a scholar. Pledge #10forSTEMS.

If you want to support a scholar but require more information, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can.