157 freshmen qualify under CHED financial assistance programs in CAR
BAGUIO CITY, June 9 (PIA) -- A total of 157 college freshmen are recipients of scholarships under the Commission on Higher Education-Cordillera (CHED-CAR) for the school year 2012-2013.
This is the number of slots allotted to the 985 students who applied for the Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPs) of CHED CAR for academic year 2012-2013, according to CHED-CAR Assistant Regional Director Dr. Ramon Santiago.
Santiago said qualified student grantees or scholars will enjoy financial benefits in the various programs. For the scholarship program, there are 12 recipients each for the full merit and half merit.
The full merit is enjoyed by students having a rating of 90 and above in general scholastic aptitude (GSA) of the National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) and have at least 80 percent general weighted average in high school. Half merit is availed by students who obtained a score rating of 85-89 in the GSA of the NCAE, and have at least 80 percent general weighted average in high school.
Under the grant-in-aid program called the Tulong Dunong, there are 12 recipients. The Tulong Dunong is for students who obtained a rating of 84 in the NCAE and have at least 80 percent general weighted average in high school. This is classified into Study Grant Program for Indigenous and Ethnic Peoples (SP-IEP), Study Grant Program for Solo Parents and their Dependents (SGP-SP), and Study Grant for Senior Citizen or elderly resident of the Philippines at least 60 years of age at the time of application.
The CHED Special Study Grant Program for Congressional Districts and Senate is classified as special program for the constituents of congressional districts, party list representatives and senators has 105 grantees. Santiago said the office of the senator or congressman accepts and screens applicants for slots allotted for the said scholarship program.
The Study Now, Pay Later Plan under the student loan program has 14 grantees. The program is availed by deserving college students enrolled in private higher education institutions.
There are also two scholars under the Gender and Development Program, one each for full merit and half merit. Santiago said this is availed by a male student in female dominated course while for female in a male dominated course.
Santiago said the StuFAPS is covered under CHED Memorandum Order 29 series 2009 which aims to rationalize and streamline the administration and implementation of CHED StuFAPs. The directive underscores the scholars and grantees obligations and the duties and responsibilities of higher education institutions. (JDP/SCA-PIA CAR)
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