Loven Codoy, a scholar of Visayan Electric Company (VECO), has achieved a remarkable feat by graduating magna cum laude from the University of San Carlos (USC) with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He is one of the 15 VECO scholars who received full tuition and miscellaneous fees, monthly stipend, and book allowance from the company.
“I am beyond grateful and blessed for the opportunity that VECO has given me in pursuing my educational aspirations without having to worry about my academic fees. This has not only alleviated financial stress but has also ignited a profound sense of motivation within me,” Codoy said.
Codoy, who hails from Mandaue City, was a consistent honor student since elementary school. He was also active in various extracurricular activities, such as being the president of the USC Electrical Engineering Society and a member of the USC Choristers. He said that his passion for learning and serving others drove him to excel in both academics and leadership.
He also credited his family, especially his mother, for being his inspiration and support throughout his journey. “My mother is a single parent who works as a housekeeper. She sacrificed a lot for me and my siblings. She always encouraged me to study hard and pursue my dreams,” he said.
Codoy expressed his gratitude to VECO for providing him with quality education and valuable experiences. He said that being a VECO scholar helped him develop his skills and confidence, as well as exposed him to the industry and community. He also thanked his mentors and fellow scholars for their guidance and friendship.
As a fresh graduate, Codoy hopes to land a job in the power sector and contribute to the development of the country. He also plans to pursue further studies in the future. He advised aspiring scholars to never give up on their goals and to always seek opportunities for growth.
“VECO is more than just a scholarship program. It is a family that nurtures and empowers its scholars to become competent and compassionate professionals. I am proud to be part of this family and I hope to inspire others to follow their dreams as well,” he said.