TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Around 2,220 scholars of the city government received educational financial assistance from the city government of Tabuk for the first semester period.
Records from the City’s Scholarship Program Coordinating Office indicates that having complied with the conditions of the grant, each scholar received P3,500.00 from the city government.
Almost all of said scholars were renewed while 400 are new.
During the release of checks, the scholars were also orientd regarding the grant policies, documentary requirements and grounds for termination.
The financial assistance covers one academic year, renewable every semester and could be granted until the students complete their college degrees or vocational courses as long as the student complies with the policies and requirements.
Starting the first semester for the school year 2017 – 2018, the city government will be giving P4,000.00 each student per semester, allotting a total amount of P20 million for the program.
For the school year 2016-2017, the city government allotted P17 million for the scholarships.
The amount is given to the beneficiaries to augment their financial needs for their tuition and matriculation fees.
The scholarship program was initiated in 2002 under former Mayor Camilo Lammawin Jr. to financially support the poor but deserving students of Tabuk.
This intends to open opportunities for the poor to avail of quality education, improve the literacy rate of the city and reduce the number of out of school youths in the locality.
By Geraldine G. Dumallig