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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[]

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.

EBest: Eat Bulaga's Excellent Student Award 2009
Scholar School Origin
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[]

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.

EBest: Eat Bulaga's Excellent Student Award 2014
Scholar Origin
Sherlyn Calay Romblon
Jerard A. Castro Bukidnon
Ean Dominic De Castro Payatas
Eries Isiderio Capiz
Zaldy B. Felisilda Bohol (Magna cum Laude)
Jobelle Galang Benguet
Jason Intano Rizal
Jessica Olevo Tacloban
Jessa Ortega Albay
Aldrin Punzalan Pampanga
Ferdinand Ramos Occidental Mindoro

Batch of 2021: New Normal[]

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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 Judgmental who is now a doctor, is the first new normal EBest scholar.

EBest: Eat Bulaga's Excellent Student Award 2021
Scholar Origin
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