EBest: Eat Bulaga's Excellent Student Award is a scholarship program that provides scholarship grants to students who excel academically but whose families could not support their education.
In 2009, the show feted thirty underprivileged but deserving elementary students from all over the country as part of its thirtieth anniversary celebration and its gesture of paying back to the public who has supported the program all these years. With the help of Eat Bulaga!, the kids and their parents can be spared from daily expenses that high school education brings.
In lieu of a grand celebration with a big-budgeted show, production numbers, and lavish party, Eat Bulaga! opted for a more tangible offering.
A second batch of thirty EBest scholars were chosen again in 2013. The new batch also received financial help and educational assistance from the show throughout their four years in high school.
In 2017, the original batch of EBest scholars are invited back to Eat Bulaga! as the students graduate from college one by one.
Batch of 2009[edit | edit source]
As part of its 30th anniversary celebration dubbed as "Tatlong Dekads ng Dabarkads", Eat Bulaga! began a scholarship program for 30 deserving elementary students who were entering high school in the upcoming school year.
After their life stories were featured on the noontime show, the thirty EBest students were officially awarded their special scholarship grants on 23 May 2009. Throughout their four years in high school, the awardees received financial help and educational assistance from the noontime program.
In 2013, the thirty EBest awardees were invited back to the show to be congratulated on their graduation from high school. Furthermore, the show pledged to financially help the students in college as a continued commitment to help with their academic journey.
In 2017, the original batch of EBest scholars were invited one last time as the students graduate from college one by one. The graduates retell their stories of and reveal the academic degrees that they have completed from their universities. The hosts congratulate the graduates and provide them a final gift to be used for their future endeavors.
|Almira Bless Amorado||Zapatera Elementary School||Cebu City|
|Angelbert K. Baguhin||East City Central School||Cagayan De Oro|
|Ma. Myka S. Barbilla||Don Rodolfo A. Medel Sr. Elementary School||Bacolod|
|Regine Benito||Don Manuel Abella Elementary School||Camarines Sur|
|Rosette Caballero||Malinta Elementary School||Valenzuela|
|Jenelyn Dela Cruz||Sapa Elementary School||Pampanga|
|Nikko Angelo Dela Rosa||Kalibo Pilot Elementary School||Aklan|
|Cleo Dela Torre||Polo Elementary School||Zamboanga|
|Melvin M. Dugan||Napindan Elementary School||Taguig|
|Joshua Estrella||Salian Elementary School||Bataan|
|John Lancer Fabon||F. Benitez Elementary School||Makati|
|Joyce May Gilboy||Mayao Crossing Elementary School||Quezon|
|Angela Wella Lacsa||Bangkal Elementary School||Bulacan|
|Ara Lambon||Milagroso Elementary School||Leyte|
|Isah Clarise B. Lilia||Dr. Albert Elementary School||Manila|
|Jaydee Lucero||Camarin D. Elementary School||Caloocan|
|Hanelyn Mae Milca||Tugbok Central Elementary School||Davao|
|Sylvan Dan M. Moldes||Hulo Elementary School||Mandaluyong|
|Marjorie T. Pagulayan||Parabba Elementary School||Tuguegarao|
|Shaira Pateño||Langtang Elementary School||Cebu|
|Grace Angela Pocyoy||Pinsao Elementary School||Benguet|
|Romar Angelo D. Ponce||P. Burgos Elementary School||Pasay|
|Rica Daniella Sapigao||Torres Bugallon Elementary School||Pangasinan|
|Yllor Sedol||Quirino Elementary School||Quezon City|
|Hannah Rose Sibi||Amparo Elementary School||Leyte|
|Maribel Singian||Don Pequeño Elementary School||Iloilo|
|Prince Jomari M. Soriano||Mayapyap Elementary School||Nueva Ecija|
|Caroline Faith Vidan||Sta. Clara Elementary School||Batangas|
|Kate Marie Viray||Platon Elementary School||Laguna|
Batch of 2014[edit | edit source]
In 2014, another batch of thirty elementary students throughout the country was awarded scholarship grants as they approached high school in the upcoming year.
The second batch of EBest scholars shows the commitment of the noontime show to help deserving children to pursue their dreams by providing an education that is unhindered by financial problems. Eat Bulaga! awarded the grants to the thirty students on 31 May 2014.
|Jerard A. Castro||Bukidnon|
|Ean Dominic De Castro||Payatas|
|Zaldy B. Felisilda||Bohol (Magna cum Laude)|
|Ferdinand Ramos||Occidental Mindoro|
Batch of 2021: New Normal[edit | edit source]
As part of its 40th anniversary, Eat Bulaga! searched for 40 outstanding students across the Philippines who are deserving to receive scholarship grants. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Eat Bulaga!, on their 41st anniversary on 30 July 2020 introduced New Normal EBest Scholars wherein the program would search for nursing graduates who would also serve as "frontliners" during and after the pandemic, the program would answer the expenses for the fees of their board examinations. Joeffrey Mambucon of Bukidnon, who became one of the guest choices of the July 14, 2020 episode of Bawal Judgemental who is now a doctor, is the first new normal EBest scholar.
|Joeffrey Mambucon (Bawal Judgmental! awardee)||San Fernando, Bukidnon|
|Ma. Ana Cinco||Marikina City|
|Elaine Sebastian||Zamboanga City|
|Danelle Tungpalan||Apalit, Pampanga|
|Alexzan dela Cruz Bernardino||Imus, Cavite|
|Kelvin R-Jay V. Esposo (Bawal Judgmental! awardee)||Muntinlupa City|
|Stephanie Joy M. Seño (Bawal Judgmental! awardee)||Boac, Marinduque|
|Jessica Ann G. Fullero (Bawal Judgmental! awardee)||Pasay City|
|Anton Cedric G. Bautista (Bawal Judgmental! awardee)||Batangas City, Batangas|
|Sitti Sharmina C. Pereira (Bawal Judgmental! awardee)||Taal, Batangas|
|Neil M. Alviar (Bawal Judgmental! awardee)||Agusan del Norte|
|Jesper Sta. Juana Selendron (Bawal Judgmental! awardee)||Bulacan|