A total of 1,141 incoming grantees of the Negros Occ. Scholarship Program, for the school year 2023 – 2024, signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Gov. Bong Lacson at L’fisher Hotel in Bacolod City.
The MOA signing was witnessed by Board Member Rita Gatuslao, chairman of the SP Committee on Education, Negros Occ. Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, and Negros Occ. Scholarship Program Division Head, Karen Dinsay.
The new scholars are from various cities and municipalities of the province who were granted scholarships in various categories such as District Educational Scholarship, Pagkaon Scholarship, Pagkaon Scholarship – Food Technology, Pagkaon – Degree Completion Scholarship, Indigenous Peoples’ Scholarship (IP), Degree Completion Scholarship, Negros Occidental Provincial Medical and Nursing Scholarship – Medicine, Negros Occidental Provincial Medical and Nursing Scholarship – Nursing, Provincial Educational Assistance to Capitol Employees – Post Graduate Studies, Provincial Educational Assistance to Capitol Employees – Bachelor’s Degree, Persons With Disabilities Scholarship, and OFW Scholarship.
The scholars will enjoy free tuition and miscellaneous fees (for those enrolled in private schools), and book and uniform allowances.
Gov. Lacson said that the MOA signing with the scholars is a big step towards the goal of making education accessible, especially to the less privileged but deserving Negrense students.
He said that the signing represents a new door to a world of opportunities for the Negrense youth.“
As you venture into this new chapter, always remember that you are also paving the way on behalf of other young Negrenses who are going to follow your footsteps; be responsible students and take full advantage of this chance to learn and grow,” he added.
A total of 358 provincial scholars graduated this year, and 43 of whom are Latin honorees.*#AbanseNegrense