Twenty-two Navoteños were granted free education to schools of their choice under the “NavotaAs” Scholarship program of the city government.
Free schooling will be given to 19 secondary public school students and three public school teachers after successfully passing the examinations and interviews for the grant.
Navotas Mayor John Rey Tiangco said it is the local government’s aim “to fully support and uplift the standard of living of Navoteño students and teachers through quality education.”
The NavotaAs High School Scholarship is open to deserving Grade 6 public school pupils who recently graduated from the elementary level. They will received a stipend of P18,000 for the entire school year to defray expenses for transportation, food, and book allowances.
The NavotaAs Teacher Scholarship, meanwhile, is for teachers from the elementary and secondary levels who want to take masteral degree. Those chosen mentors will received P75,000 per year for their tuition, transportation, food, and book allowances. A research grant will also be provided for their thesis.
The city government started this scholarship program in 2011 and was able to support 255 scholars, 131 of which have finished their studies.