By Jennifer C. Tilos
Dumaguete City offers P12,000 financial assistance to qualified city resident college students for school year 2018-2019.
This is part of the city’s efforts to extend assistance to college students with difficulties in paying tuition fees, miscellaneous, laboratory fees and other expenses, Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo said.
Councilor Karissa Tolentino-Maxino said the P 12,000 per school year financial assistance will be: P 5,000 for 1st semester; P 5,000 for 2nd semester and P 2,000 for summer.
A panel led by Councilors Tolentino-Maxino and Lilani Ramon interviewed student applicants, including their parents, to determine eligibility and finalize the list of recipients to be enrolled in the program.
Councilor Maxino clarified that only qualified college students, city residents and enrolled in both private or public colleges and universities can apply under the program.
They too must have a general passing average (GPA) of at least 80% upon application and a passing GPA in the succeeding semesters.
Additional requirements include Report Card (at least 80%GA), Certificate of Good Moral Character, Certificate of Non-Tax Filer, Barangay Clearance (applicant), Barangay Certification (parents)-number of years as residents -registered voter and case study by the social worker.
By Roi Lomotan
NEGROS ORIENTAL (PIA) – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) here announced that 24 third year college students from Negros Oriental have qualified for the Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) offered by DOST’s Science Education Institute (SEI).
The 24 student qualifiers were Kimberly Ann Alanano, Szanta Mae Alejado, Wayne Banaybanay, Julienne Marie Barot, Christian Rey Belingan, Nica De Baguio, Bryan Mark Fausto, Donald Gealon, Hannah Mae Jacosalem, Merly Ondangan, Christ Quinicot, Carleen Villamil of Negros Oriental State University; Kent Jude Beldeniza and Kenneth Jay Silva of Asian College; Julia Therese Cambongga and Venice Belle Visagas of Silliman University; Ivan Christopher Cordevilla, Romille Lijah Marquez and Hector Philippe Plame of Foundation University; Ray Marimat and Chrissie Kyell Trinidad of St. Paul University Dumaguete; Princess Annalou Ocana and Jason Sontousidad of Cebu Normal University and Rowe Ragay of Technological University of the Philippines-Manila.
JLSS is a scholarship program offered by DOST-SEI under R.A. 7687 which aims to provide scholarship slots to poor but deserving students whose families’ annual gross incomes do not exceed the poverty threshold limit, R.A. 10612.
This supports the implementation of K to 12 by providing a pool of scholar-graduates which can competently teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the basic education, and the DOST-SEI’s Merit Program.
The qualifying exam was held October 16, 2016 at Negros Oriental State University in Dumaguete City.
Some 158 individuals from the province took the exam.
DOST-Negros Oriental Information Officer Sean Adrian Guardiano said qualifiers will get to enjoy two to three years of science and technology scholarships of their existing science and technology priority course.
Those who qualified under R.A. 7687 and RA 10612 will be granted subsidy in tuition fee and other school fees, monthly living allowance, book allowance while scholars under the Merit scholarship program will likewise receive the same benefits except for the pro-rated monthly stipend based on the scholar’s family socio-economic status.
Guardiano said of the total passers from Negros Oriental, 17 qualified for the scholarships under R.A. 10612, four qualified under RA 7687 while three passed for the Merit program.
DOST-Negros Oriental has tentatively scheduled the orientation and contract signing for the qualifiers on the fourth week of January 2017. (rmn/ral/PIA7-NegOr/ with reports from Sean Guardiano, DOST Negros Oriental PSTC S&T Media Service/This article was originally published at PIA Website on January 5,2017)