January 25, 2012

IFSU: Senator allots P1.8 million for study grants

(Repost from Sun.Star Baguio except image)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sen. Koko Pimentel & CARASUC
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet - Around 600 students from six state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the Cordillera Administrative Region are set to be benefitted by scholarship assistance grant from the Priority Development Assistance Fund of Senator Aquilino Pimentel III.
Pimentel and officials of the SUC beneficiaries headed by Benguet State University (BSU) president Ben Ladilad formally signed the agreement for the scholarship last Thursday during BSU’s 26th Charter Day anniversary, where the senator was guest.

Aside from BSU, other beneficiaries of the scholarship grant are the Abra State Institute of Science and Technology, Apayao State College, Ifugao State University, Kalinga-Apayao State College and Mountain Province State Polytechnic College.
Under the said program, each SUC beneficiary will be given P300,000 scholarship assistance to benefit 100 scholars per institution.
During the agreement signing, Pimentel also met with the 100 scholars from BSU that are set to benefit from the program. The senator encouraged the scholars to study well, as he stressed that education is the great equalizer that young students like them can use to have a better life in the future.
“Education is the great equalizer. It is up to you how you use it but what is important is that the skills and knowledge are imparted to you, through education. It is also important that you develop the love for learning,” Pimentel said.
According to Pimentel, he is a believer of scholarship as he himself has been a scholar before. He assured that he will do his best to sustain the program until the beneficiaries graduate.
Speaking in behalf of the SUCs, Ladilad thanked Pimentel, stressing the significance of such assistance to the education of the scholars. To the scholars, Ladilad encouraged them to do their part by studying well. (Lito Dar)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 17, 2012.

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