The city government of Navotas welcomed 24 new beneficiaries of the NavotaAs Academic Scholarship Program for the school year 2021-2022.
Mayor John Rey Tiangco signed a memorandum of agreement providing scholarships to 15 incoming high school freshmen, seven incoming college freshmen, and two teachers seeking higher education.
“Education opens opportunities that would ensure a good future. This is why we support Navoteños who strive to finish their studies or further their learning,” he said.
“We want our scholars to reach their full potential and set an example to their fellow teachers and students, and at the same time, be of service to their family and our community,” he added.
To qualify for the high school scholarship, applicants must belong to the top 10 percent of the graduating elementary class. College scholars, on the other hand, must come from the top 25 percent of the senior high school graduating class.
Applicants also need to undergo a qualifying exam and an interview.
The city government gives high school scholars P18,000 per academic year for books, transportation, and food allowance.
Navotas Polytechnic College scholars get P22,000 per academic year for tuition, book, transportation, and food allowance. Scholars in other colleges or universities are given P262,000 for the same.
Furthermore, teacher-scholars receive P75,000 every academic year for their tuition; book, transportation, and food allowance; and research grant.
Since it was launched in 2011, the NavotaAs Scholarship Program has been able to support the education of 1,073 students and teachers.
Aside from academic scholarships, the city government also offers scholarships to students who excel in sports and arts, and to children or relatives of the Top Ten Most Outstanding Fisherfolk. Jun David