CITY OF MALOLOS – A brighter future awaits thousands of Bulakenyo college students after receiving a scholarship grant from the Provincial Government of Bulacan through the “Tulong Pang-Edukasyon para sa Kabataang Bulakenyo”, a program of Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado that ensures accessible and quality education for the Bulakenyo youth.
Alvarado personally handed the certificates of scholarship to 6,639 Bulakenyo college students from Bulacan State University, Bulacan Polytechnic College, Bulacan Agricultural State College and other universities outside the province, during the Scholars General Assembly held early Monday morning at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium in this city.
As part of his Seven-Point Agenda, the governor said that one of his goals is to create equal education opportunity among the Bulakenyo youth and to provide them financial assistance in order to finish their studies amidst poverty.
“Education is primarily the main element in building a strong foundation to achieve a progressive country. Ang edukasyon ang pinakamatibay na sandata ng bawat isa, lalo’t higit ng mga kabataang Bulakenyo na nangangarap na makatulong sa bansa. Ikintal natin sa ating mga isipan na ang susi sa kaunlaran ay ang edukasyon na sinamahan ng pagsisikap. Hindi tayo magsasawa na tumulong sa mga kabataang may pangarap na makaahon sa kahirapan,” the governor said.
Moreover, Ms. Catherine G. Aguirre-Inocencio, Asst. Department Head of the Provincial Administrator’s Office, said that accepted scholars are all registered Bulakenyo students who do not have a failing grade, enrolled in colleges and universities within and outside the province and do not receive any study grants from other schools, government and private organizations.
The scholarship program is divided into two categories, the Academic Scholar wherein students with General Weighted Average of 2.00 receive scholarship grant worth P 5,500 and the Educational Assistance wherein students who passed all their subjects coming from indigent family receive scholarship grant worth P3,000.
“The financial assistance received by the scholars is only for the second semester of school year 2015-2016. We have also conducted renewal application last January and details for the new application will be posted soon,” Inocencio ended.