Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. yesterday signed the scholarship agreement between the provincial government and scholarship grantees, in a ceremony held at the Negros Occidental Multi-Purpose Activity Center in Bacolod City.
A total of 133 students have been granted of scholarships under the Negros Occidental Scholarship Program in five categories such as the District Educational Scholarship offered to children of low-income families; Pagkaon Scholarship offered to children of farmers, fisher folks, and sugar workers; Vocational Technical Scholarship; Indigenous Peoples Scholarship; and Provincial Educational Assistance for Capitol Employees (PEACE) offered to children of provincial government employees with Salary Grade 15 and below.
Under the PEACE category, five employees were granted Master’s Degree scholarships and Doctorate Degree scholarships to three employees.
Gov. Marañon advised the grantees to take advantage of the opportunity given by the provincial government so that they will be able to help their families in the future.
He added that quality education is a priority thrust of the provincial government as he believes in the ability of every Filipino to excel.
He advised them to pray and thank God for such privilege, and said he will be glad that after four years, he would be happy to see the scholars with diplomas in their hands.
The scholars who graduated with honors in the recent graduation were also recognized in the activity, and were given certificates, medals and cash incentives.
Also present in the activity is Board Member Pedro P. Zayco who chairs the SP Committee on Education. /Capitol News
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