TABUK CITY, Kalinga – To financially assist underprivileged but deserving students whose parents are unable to provide their tertiary education due to financial predicaments, the City Scholarship Office Is still accepting applications for next school year’s batch of city scholars.
Scholarship coordinator Evangeline Sumaal said that the program provides scholarship to indigent senior high school and college students.
She said that to qualify an applicant for the program, he/she must be a resident of Tabuk City, with grades not lower than 75% and must be enrolled in a Commission on Higher Education (CHED)-accredited government education institution within the city.
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Sumaal also clarified that no two or more members of the same family shall be allowed to enjoy the educational assistance at the same time; and must not be a beneficiary of other scholarship grants.
She also said that priority consideration be given to students with difficult circumstances like being an orphan, with disability, or children of solo parent.
Parents of grantees, she said must not be government or private employee, or elective officials who are receiving regular salary.
Qualified applicants must submit the following documents such as two copies of application letter addressed to the city mayor; biodata with two 2×2 ID picture; photocopy of report card, any valid ID and certificate of live birth; a voter’s certification obtained from the Commission on Election; barangay residency and indigence certificate, and certification from the Bureau of Internal Revenue to prove the Gross Annual Income of parents.
A priority program manifested in the Executive-Legislative Agenda, the program gives better opportunity to secure stable employment breaking a generational poverty cycle through provision of P4,000.00 per semester for college students to cover tuition and matriculation fees, and also P4,000.00 for technical/vocational students within the duration of their course. For more information please visit the Scholarship Office at the 2nd floor of the City Hall building.
By Darwin S. Serion
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