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Agraryo scholarship program benefits 20 studes from Comval

by Sharon T. Flores

Nabunturan, Compostela Valley (25 June) -- The DAR Provincial Office of Compostela Valley recently conducted a MOA signing between the twenty (20) students who passed the qualifications as recipients of Programang Agraryo Iskolar which was formerly known as President Diosdado Macapagal Agrarian Scholarship Program (PDMASP).

According to Alberta Calope, Programang Agraryo Iskolar Provincial Coordinator, to qualify as a recipient of the said scholarship program, a student must be a legitimate dependent of an agrarian reform beneficiary; a high school graduate with a general average of at least 80% at the time of application and must have passed the college admission examination given by the school he or she intends to enroll.

"The scholars are only eligible to enroll a four-year college degree course from the field of Agriculture such as Agri-Business, Agri-Education, Agri-Economics, Fishery, Animal Husbandry, Food Technology, Community Development and the like," Calope said.

Calope further said that the scholars will enjoy free actual tuition and miscellaneous fees in an amount not exceeding P2,000.00 pesos per semester to be paid directly to the school; a monthly stipend of P1,000.00 to be given directly to the scholar every month; and book allowance of P740.00 per semester.

"However, there is a big responsibility that the scholars must deliver in order to maintain his or her scholarship and that is to pass all subjects with satisfactory scholastic grades; maintain a grade point average of at least 2.75 every semester and complete the course within the prescribed period," Calope articulated.

The said scholarship program aims to develop a pool of highly motivated, and technically equipped and well-educated dependents of agrarian reform beneficiaries who will assume responsibility in managing and making productive the land awarded to them by the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). (DAR-XI) [top]

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