The City Special Concern and Coordinating Office (CSCCO) has opened its doors to young Tabukeños for another semester of scholarship renewal options for the school year 2021-2022.
The scholarship will be renewed for one month, from January to February 28, 2022, by CSCCO. New candidates are also welcome from January through March, with the understanding that they must give preference to renewing scholars.
The estimated number of renewals is 2,949, the biggest number of scholars in the city’s history. This was made possible by Mayor Darwin Estrañero’s ratification of Councilor Eduardo Sacayle’s drafted law, Ordinance No. 005, series of 2021, “An Ordinance Expanding the Scholarship Program of the City Local Government Unit of Tabuk.”
It was fully implemented in the first semester of the current academic year, with 3000 scholarship places allocated.
Other modifications include a cash stipend of five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) per semester to cover tuition and matriculation expenses, as well as a subsistence allowance. Those enrolled in technical vocational courses will be paid a total of five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) for the duration of the course.
In addition, the grade requirement was lowered from 80 percent to 75 percent. “This is not to degrade academic quality,” Councilor Ivan Bagayao said during a scholarship orientation, “but to provide more opportunities to children, as more beneficiaries equals less out-of-school youth,” Bagayao added.
To minimize fluctuations, the CSCCO encouraged the scholars to visit their office early this month. Two (2) copies of the application letter addressed to the City Mayor, biodata with ID picture, photocopies of report cards/grades, photocopies of certificates of live birth, barangay certification of indigency, COMELEC certification of registration (both parents and applicants), long white folder, and school assessment form/proof of enrollment are the items that must be brought. By Rio Dongcayan Bassong