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Provincial scholarship offer for indigent students of Agusan del Sur

April 7 would be the deadline for the submission of all documents for the application of scholarship offered by the provincial government to “less-fortunate” but deserving Agusanon-students who want to pursue their college education.

The Provincial Government of Agusan del Sur under SP Ordinance No. 14 S. 2006 is accepting applications for college scholarship for School Year 2017-2018 to poor but deserving students of the province. All application for scholarship would be submitted to the Office of SP Edward Plaza – Mellana the chair of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s Committee on Education.

SP Mellana thru an interview by DXDA Radyo Agusan Anchor; Mr. Jay Solis (hear the full interview thru this link said the program is intended to less-fortunate but deserving individuals who want to pursue their studies in college. The scholarship is open to 100% Native (IP’s), Non-native and Person with Disability (PWD). The qualified individuals can choose any four-year course.

The  SP Ordinance  cited that  the provincial government would  shoulder the entrance and tuition fee, miscellaneous fee not lower than P1, 000, uniform allowance not more than P1, 000 and monthly allowance of P2, 000  to all qualified applicants for four- year courses.

Aside from these, the province also granted scholarship program for Medicine proper, Law, UPOU (University of the Philippines Open University), doctorate and master’s degree.

For medicine, according to SP Ordinance No. 106 S. 2014 the scholar will receive P20, 000 tuition fees per semester, P3, 500 monthly cash allowance P12, 000 book allowances per semester, P10, 000 board review support and free entrance and miscellaneous fees.

Another 100 qualified scholars will be granted through the Expanded Scholarship Program under the Provincial Ordinance No. 107 s. 2014 that will benefit the free tuition fees not exceeding P10, 000 per semester.

credits: Ma. Socorro M. Vea / Michelle O. Villasis


New Provincial Scholars join the roll

TRUE TO PUBLIC SERVICE in the field of education, 171 young and hopeful Agusanons are added to the list of scholars of the Provincial Government of Agusan del Sur, making them 557 all in all for this school year 2016-2017.


The new scholars who came from 13 municipalities and 1 city, together with their parents or guardians attended an orientation on the afternoon of May 19, 2016 at the Provincial Covered Court.


Entitlements, Scholarship Conditions and Causes of Disqualifications are some of the major topics that were discussed. Application for Automated Teller Machine (ATM) accounts for the scholars’ allowances were conducted with a representative from Land Bank of the Philippines. Assignment of boarding houses among the Indigenous Peoples was done with Mr. Melvin Tiu, a representative from the implementing office, the Provincial Treasury Office.


“It is my hope that you, our provincial scholars will not waste this opportunity that the province has afforded you. Out from the hundreds of applicants, you are lucky to have qualified, so please study well and finish your courses”, Hon. Edward Plaza-Mellana, chairman of the Committee on Education quipped during his Welcome Talk.


Topics discussed were enriched during the Open Forum before the orientation ended.


This school year, The Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved Resolution No. 1486, series of 2016, authored by Hon. Edward Plaza-Mellana funding the following number of scholars; Medicine Proper 22; Doctorate Degree 6; Masters Degree 8; Academic Non-Natives 105; Full-Blooded Indigenous Peoples 98, Persons with Disability 15; Distance Learning at UPOU 6 and Expanded 297.


“We are happy and so thankful to be part of this community. I had so many sleepless nights worrying on how can I continue my college education”, says one of the scholars after the orientation.


The  provincial scholars this school year will be presented to the public and will be confirmed by Gov. Adolph Edward G. Plaza during the Grand Opening Program of the 24th Naliyagan Festival on June 12, 2016 at the Naliyagan Cultural Center.


83 New Provincial Scholars join the roll


TRUE TO PUBLIC SERVICE in the field of education, the Provincial Government of Agusan del Sur accepted 83 new qualified scholars making the scholars 294 this school year 2013-2014.

The scholars who came from 13 municipalities and 1 city attended an orientation on May 29, 2013 at the SP Session Hall headed by Hon. Vice Governor Santi Cane, Jr. and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member of District 1 and Chairman of the Committee on Education, Hon. Cesar M. Alonde.

“We are excited to be a part of this scholar community”, says an academic scholar before the orientation started. “I had so many sleepless nights thinking how I can enroll in college”.

During the orientation, provisions of the scholarship ordinances were clearly presented to avoid misinterpretations.

Right after the Open Forum and Signing of Contracts, the new scholars were made to apply for ATM cards for easy releases of their monthly allowances and other benefits.

This school year, The Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved Resolution No. 193, series of 2013 funding the following number of scholars; Medicine Proper 16; Nursing 6; Doctorate Degree 4; Masters Degree 6; Academic Non-Natives 110; Full-Bloodied Indigenous People 103, Persons with Disability 10; Law 3; Distance Learning at UPOU 11 and continuing the two-year Memorandum of Agreement with Ateneo De Davao University, Masters in Education for School Heads 25.


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