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Four Oro city scholars complete 1st term as dean's listers

Cagayan de Oro City (25 October) -- Four of the 200 city college scholars under the City College Scholarship Program (CCSP) ended the first semester of the school year 2006-2007 with an outstanding scholastic record as Dean's Listers in their respective schools.

Wilma Polley-Rugay, CCSP chair disclosed that among those who excelled in their respective schools are Ryan Arancon-2nd year Accountancy student of Xavier University from Barangay Kauswagan; Babiejane Mejias-2nd year Accountancy student of Xavier University from Barangay Puntod; John Ralph Enterina - 2nd year Bachelor of Science in Chemistry student of Barangay Balulang and Rolaisa Agar-2nd year Education student of Cagayan de Oro College from Carmen, this city.

Rugay said that she is very glad that there are students who really excelled in their studies and they serve as inspiration to others, and that they did not make their financial situation a hindrance in achieving their dreams.

Earlier, the City Government allotted for this school year a total of P7.5 million to support the college education of the 200 scholars for the school year 2006-2007.

Aside from free tuition and matriculation, city scholars are also given a monthly allowance of P1,000 for scholars residing in the hinterland barangays and P500 for scholars residing in the urban area.

Rugay said that the scholars are members of financially destitute families who wanted to pursue their dreams of earning a college degree. Under the CCSP, the city government sponsored the college education of 200 scholars, with 65 scholars in the 1st year, 82 scholars in the 2nd year, 35 scholars in the 3rd year and 23 scholars in the 4th year college for the school year 2006-2007. This brings to 558, the total number of CCSP beneficiaries the city government supported since the scholarship program was launched in 1999.

Considered as the bedrock of the city government administration of Mayor Emano, the CCSP already spent a total of P28,425,768.92 since 1999 to support the college education of poor but deserving students in the city. (City Information Office/RAGCOM) [top]

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