23 Capiz HS grads qualify for DOST scholarships

Twenty-three public secondary graduates from various schools in Capiz qualified for the 2012 Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarship.

The qualifiers are among the 226 senior high school students who took the written competitive examination for the scholarship conducted by the Department of Science and Technology – Science Institute Education (DOST – SEI) last November 2011 at the Capiz State University (CapSU) – Main campus.

According to DOST– Capiz, the successful examinees are Wilden B. Espinolo and Maria Carmela Y. Quintia of Malonoy and Dao National High Schools (NHS) in Dao town, respectively, and Jobee V. Navia, Nilmar V. Otero and Rusty V. Villa of Macario Bermejo NHS in Barangay Jaena Norte in the municipality of Jamindan.

Another qualifier from Jamindan is Nonelon L. Lara, Jr. of Jamindan NHS.

April Shaira F. Javier of Concepcion Castro Garcia NHS and Gladys Mae C. Jimenez of Dumalag Central NHS both from Dumalag town also qualified for the scholarship.

Also included in the list are Imy Mitzel V. Bernas of Estefania Montemayor NHS (Dumarao), Remar D. Fuentes of Maayon NHS, Toni Rose D. Billones of Commissioner Luis R. Asis NHS (Panay), Chil V. Seo, Jr. of Filamer Christian University, Connie C. Durana and Jeneffer May D. Millona of Marciano M. Patricio NHS (Pilar), Michel R. Bacas and Mika B. Uehara of Pontevedra NHS, Isis A. Aman and Abigail P. Acolentaba of Capiz NHS, Jerlyn Joy C. Villanueva of Tanque NHS (Roxas City), Denmark E. Ampuyos and Edcel P. Oquendo of Lonoy NHS (Sapi-an), Fred D. Valentino of Vicente Andaya Sr. NHS (Mi-anay, Sigma) and Ana Mae L. Inocencio of Camburanan NHS in Tapaz town.
DOST – SEI awards scholarship slots to qualified applicants who wish to pursue priority fields of study in science, mathematics and engineering courses.

The scholarship grant may be availed through Republic Act. (RA) No. 7687 Scholarship and the Merit Scholarship Program.

RA No. 7687 is designed for poor but bright students who belong to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set of values of certain indicators as approved by the Advisory Committee on the Science and Technology Scholarships.

A DOST release stated that the scholarship privileges include tuition and other school fees not exceeding P6,000 in every semester/term; allowance for prescribed textbooks at P5,000 per academic year; outright grant for prescribed Physical Education uniform of P500 for first semester of the first year; free transportation for one economy-class round trip fare between permanent residence and place of study on reimbursement basis for those studying outside of home province; and post-graduation clothing allowance.
A monthly living allowance of P5,000 each month will be given for those who will pursue BS Physics/Applied Physics, Physics Teaching, Geology/Mining Engineering under Republic Act 7687 awardees while those who will pursue other DOST – SEI priority courses will get a monthly living allowance of P4,000 every month. (Alex A. Lumaque JCM/AAL-PIA6 Capiz)
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