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PIA Press Release
2010/02/24

OWWA picks 9 Bicolanos for scholarship program

Legazpi City (24 February) -- Nine graduating high school students from across the Bicol region are among the top 150 passers out of 2,363 national examinees for the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) for the school year 2010-2011.

OWWA Bicol Regional Director Jocelyn O. Hapal disclosed that the nine successful examinees are: Kristin E. Antivola (Gubat, Sorsogon), Carina O. Capsa (Gubat, Sorsogon), Jerome D. Balanoyos (Bulan, Sorsogon), Carlo B. Ditan (Sorsogon City, Sorsogon), Ralph Christian G. Bodollo (Pili, Camarines Sur), Peter Paul Victor J. Canada (Naga City, Camarines Sur), Elsie R. Delfin (Tabaco City, Albay), Loren A. Bolilan (Tabaco City, Albay), and Anna Trisha A. Olivera (Ligao City, Albay).

EDSP is a scholarship grant offered to qualified beneficiaries/dependents of OWWA member-OFWs who intend to enroll in any 4- to 5- year baccalaureate course, with financial assistance amounting to P30,000) per semester, or a maximum of P60,000 per school year covering the tuition fees and allowances.

"We are very proud of these young Bicolanos who bring pride and source of inspiration and hope for their parent-OFWs." Hapal said.

The nine successful examinees, together with their parents or guardians will be awarded with the certificates of scholarship on March 9, 2010 at the OWWA regional office here.

The qualifying exam was administered throughout the country by OWWA in coordination with the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) last November 15, 2009. Bicol region had a total of 133 EDSP applicant-examinees. (OWWA V/PIA) [top]

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