TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- Some 32 students from National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) host communities here in Cagayan Valley have been granted scholarship for school year 2018-2019.
Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Officer Lilibeth Gaydowen said there are currently 24 NGCP scholars from Cagayan State Universities (CSU) and eight scholars in Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU).
The scholarship program is part of NGCP’s continuous corporate social responsibility programs and activities to host communities. These communities are areas covered by NGCP’s transmission lines, facilities, towers, and substations, Gaydowen said.
NGCP’s scholarship covers any degree program of the student’s choice. With free tuition in partner state universities, the scholarship also covers miscellaneous fees, book and uniform allowances, and monthly allowance of P5,000.
A scholar must only maintain general weighted average (GWA) of 80%.
“Tuluy-tuloy po iyong [scholarship] hanggang grumaduate sila basta i-maintain nila yung 80% na GWA. Magbubukas po ulit kami ng slots by 2019,” Gaydowen said.
Meanwhile, although there are no scholars taking engineering in the region as of now, Gaydowen said there is a high chance for NGCP engineer scholars to be accommodated by the agency.
NGCP has various partner universities such as University of the Philippines Baguio and Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
Gaydowen said NGCP might work out to get additional partner private schools in the future.
Meanwhile, NGCP will also give school supplies to grades one to three pupils this upcoming school year through “Gamit ni Bulilit,” formerly known as “Balik-Eskwela” program.
From 400 school beneficiaries nationwide, North Luzon has the highest number of recipient schools with 166.
Cagayan province will get the most number of beneficiaries with 19 schools.
Pupils from the selected schools will get a bag full of school supplies such as notebooks, pens, and crayons. Northernforum.net