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PIA Press Release
Saturday, January 14, 2012


Solon allots P1.8M scholarship assistance to 6 SUCs in Cordillera

by Lito Dar

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan.14 (PIA) -- Around 600 students from six state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the Cordillera Administrative Region will get scholarship 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.

Aside from BSU, other beneficiaries of the said 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 MOA 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.

Speaking in behalf of the SUCs, Ladilad expressed their gratitude to Sen. Pimentel stressing the significance of such assistance to the education of the scholars. To the scholars, Ladilad encouraged them to do their part and study well.

Arian Cayso, a third year Bachelor of Science in Applied Statistics student, in behalf of her fellow scholars and their parents, expressed their appreciation and gratitude for the educational assistance.

“It will have a great impact on our lives as young students. A lot of young people dream of college but not everyone has financial resources to make the dream a reality. Through your scholarship, I am sure that all of us will be relieved of our financial dilemma and we will be fully able to focus on our studies and will no longer be bothered by payments of our school fees,” Cayso said.

“We are also hoping and praying that your scholarship program will sustain until we graduate college. Your generosity also inspires us to help others and bring back to the community,” Cayso added. (JDP/LD-PIA CAR)

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