Negros Occidental gov’t funds 215 new scholars

By Nanette Guadalquiver

May 2, 2018, 7:17 pm

<p><strong>SCHOLARS.</strong> Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. (seated 3<sup>rd</sup> from left), Board Members Pedro Zayco Jr. (2<sup>nd</sup> from left) and Salvador Escalante Jr. (4<sup>th</sup> from left), NOSP Head Karen Dinsay (standing 4<sup>th</sup> from left) with the incoming grantees of the Negros Occidental Scholarship Program at the Business Inn Hotel in Bacolod City on Wednesday (May 2, 2018) <em>(Photo courtesy of Negros Occidental Capitol PIO)</em></p>

SCHOLARS. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. (seated 3rd from left), Board Members Pedro Zayco Jr. (2nd from left) and Salvador Escalante Jr. (4th from left), NOSP Head Karen Dinsay (standing 4th from left) with the incoming grantees of the Negros Occidental Scholarship Program at the Business Inn Hotel in Bacolod City on Wednesday (May 2, 2018) (Photo courtesy of Negros Occidental Capitol PIO)

BACOLOD CITY – The provincial government signed up 215 new grantees under the Negros Occidental Scholarship Program (NOSP) in rites held at the Business Inn hotel here Wednesday.

Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. led the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the scholars, in the presence of 6th District Board Member Pedro Zayco, chairman of the committee on education, and 2nd District Board Member Salvador Escalante Jr., chairman of committee on finance.

Marañon said in his message that the provincial government will continue to provide equal access to education to children of the poor and the marginalized sector.

He said education could reduce the gap between the rich and the poor.

“Negrenses are intelligent and skillful people. We just need to properly develop and motivate them,” the governor said.

During the program, the new grantees received certificates of scholarship. Scholars who recently graduated with honors were given certificates, medals, and cash incentives.

In her report, NOSP head Karen Dinsay said 1,373 students have already graduated with assistance from the Capitol’s scholarship programs.

At present, 310 are enrolled while 419 are incoming scholars.

Under Project Free (Flagship to Reach Educational Excellence), 1,560 public school teachers have already completed their master’s and doctorate degrees. A total of 1,121 are currently enrolled at the University of St. La Salle.

The NOSP has various scholarship categories, among them the Pagkaon Scholarship with Food Technology, District Educational Scholarship, Indigenous Peoples’ Scholarship, Negros Occidental Provincial Medical and Nursing Scholarship-Medicine, Degree Completion Scholarship, Provincial Educational Assistance for Capitol Employees, and Best of Negros for winners of Panaad sa Negros Festival’s Lin-ay sang Negros beauty pageant.

The province also funds the Educational Assistance for Indigenous People’s Basic Education for elementary and high school IP students and the Miyakonojo Scholarship Grant for Senior High School students in Japan, as well as the Maritime Scholarship, Bridging Program from Mechanical to Marine Engineering, Japanese Language and Culture Training Program, Northern Territory, Australia Scholarship, and Project Free for public school teachers. (PNA)

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