LUNA, Apayao – Five yApayao students were awarded DOST Scholarship after passing the examinations held in March this year.
Out of the 152 qualified applicants from the province, 127 students took the DOST Scholarship examination. Five successfully passed the test, according to DOST Provincial Director, Engr. Debbie Glynn V. Manangkil.
In this connection, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Cordillera Administrative Region through the Apayao Provincial Science and Technology Office held the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Orientation and Signing of Scholarship Agreement at the DOST-Apayao PSTO Conference Hall in Luna, Apayao this July 18, 2023.
During the orientation, Grangery M. Agtulao, Project Technical Specialist and Scholarship Staff provided detailed information about the various Scholarship Programs, Policies, and Guidelines to the five (5) qualified DOST scholars of Apayao and their parents through a Zoom Conference.
Among the successful applicants, Paul Christian Menor was awarded the Merit Scholarship from the Philippine Science High School (PSHS)-CAR Campus. He intends to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology at De La Salle University in Manila.
Other passers were awarded the RA 7687 scholarship, also known as the “Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994.” Vi-Ann Danggan is from Apayao National Industrial Agricultural High School (ANIAHS) in Calanasan and plans to study Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at Cagayan State University in Tuguegarao City.
Aldrich Jan Marcos, a graduate of Apayao Science High School (ASHS), also intends to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, but at Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU). Van Lester Ancheta, a graduate of Flora National High School (FNHS), has also chosen MMSU to study for a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
Lastly, Rashed Basquez, a graduate of Santa Marcela National High School (SMNHS), is preparing to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.
Following the orientation, the qualified scholars signed their Scholarship Agreement and took their oath as scholars through Zoom, in the presence of DOST Regional Director Dr. Nancy A. Bantog and Apayao Provincial Science and Technology Director, Engr. Debbie Glynn V. Manangkil.
Scholarship privileges include actual tuition and other school fees up to P40,000 per academic year, learning materials and/or connectivity allowance of P10,000 per academic year, monthly living allowance or stipend of P7,000 per month, clothing allowance of P1,000 (first sem of first year only), transportation allowance of one economy-class roundtrip fare for those studying outside of home province, thesis allowance of P10,000, graduation allowance of P1,000, and group accident and health insurance premium. By Maureen L. Legazpi