AgNor’s scholarship program intensified
BUTUAN CITY, June 2 (PIA) — The provincial government of Agusan del Norte has intensified the implementation of its scholarship program to assist those youth in poverty line to be able to get a degree and improve their way of living.
Jerry Ampo, Jr., who was a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration recounted how thankful he was being a beneficiary of the provincial scholarship program in Agusan del Norte.
He also called on all other scholars to study hard and achieve their dreams in life, as not all are given the opportunity to finish a course in college.
“To my peers who were lucky to be part of this program, please study well and give your best because not all are given the privilege to have this kind opportunity to study and finish a degree in college,” said Ampo.
There are three types of the provincial scholarship program in Agusan del Norte. First is the provincial special educational scholarship program for the qualified Senior High School graduates, college level students, or even drop-outs who wanted to graduate from their respective college courses. Under this program, scholars are given a maximum of P20,000.00 per semester.
Second is the Provincial Indigenous Scholarship Program. This is intended for the indigenous peoples (IPs) who live in the province and they are given a maximum of P50,000.00 every semester.
The third is the Provincial Medical Scholarship Program particularly for those who passed the National Medical Admission Test. The provincial government helps them finish their courses and provides a maximum of P100,000.00 per semester.
According to Maria Eleanor Tupaz, project evaluation officer of Agusan del Norte, with the positive impact brought about by the implementation of scholarship programs to the youth sector, the local chief executives are also giving additional slots every year, so that more could benefit from the government’s educational assistance.
Meanwhile, this has already been an ordinance issued by Agusan del Norte Governor Dale Corvera, in order to help more of the Agusanon youths. (JPG/NCLM/PIA-Caraga)