GSIS Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

MANILA, Philippines --- A scholarship program of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) offers 200 slots for children of low-salaried government workers for school year 2012-2113.

GSIS president and general manager Robert Vergara has invited low-income government workers to nominate their children for inclusion in the GSIS College Scholarship Program.

The deadline for the filing of applications for the scholarship is June 30.

"As part of celebrating our 75th anniversary this year, the current Board of Trustees revised the scholarship program to ensure that our low-income members will be given the opportunity to send their children to colleges and universities that provide quality education," Vergara said.

The GSIS is accepting scholarship nominees from members with a salary grade of 24 or below, or its equivalent, until June 30, 2012.

The nominee of parents with the lowest salary Grades will be given priority in the scholarship grant.

"The nominee must be a child of the member and an incoming freshman accepted in the schools identified by the pension fund," Vergara said.

The scholar of the program will be entitled to the actual cost of tuition and miscellaneous fees not exceeding P20, 000 and a monthly stipend of P2,000.

"The scholar may also opt to take a four- or five-year course but must meet the scholastic requirements set by the school for student retention under the program," Vergara said.

"Aside from the scholarship program, the GSIS is granting its members, a 4,000 educational assistance, which is payable in five years at six percent interest rate," he said.

Nominees to the program should be freshmen who have been accepted to the following schools: Adamson University; Adventist University of the Philippines; Angeles University Foundation; Assumption College; Ateneo de Davao University; Ateneo de Manila University; Ateneo de Naga University; Ateneo de Zamboanga University;

Baliuag University; Bataan Peninsula State University; Batangas State University; Benguet State College; Bicol University; Bukidnon State University; Bulacan State University; Cagayan State University; Camarines Sur State Agricultural College; Capiz State University; Catanduanes State College;

Cavite State University; Cebu Doctors' University; Cebu Institute of Technology; Cebu Normal University; Cebu State College of Science and Technology; Central Luzon State University; Central Mindanao University; Central Philippines University; Centro Escolar University; Centro Escolar University-Malolos; Colegio de Dagupan; Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology;

De La Salle University; De La Salle University-Dasmarinas; Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University; Eastern Samar State University; Eastern Visayas State University; Far Eastern University; Filamer Christian College; Holy Angel University; Holy Name University; Ifugao State College of Agriculture and Forestry; Isabela State University; Jose Rizal University; Kalinga Apayao State College; Leyte Normal University; Leyte State University; Liceo de Cagayan University;

Lyceum Northwestern University; Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas; Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila; Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation; Mapua Institute of Technology; Mariano Marcos State University; Mindanao Polytechnic State College; Mindanao State University;

Miriam College Foundation; Mt. Province State Polytechnic College; Naval Institute of Technology; Negros Oriental State University; Notre Dame of Dadiangas University; Notre Dame of Marbel University; Notre Dame University; Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology; Nueva Vizcaya State University; Our Lady of Fatima University; Palawan State University; Palompon Institute of Technology; Pampanga Agricultural College;

Pangasinan State University; Partido State University; Philippine Normal University; Polytechnic State College of Antique; Polytechnic University of the Philippines; Ramon Magsaysay Technological University; Rizal Technological University; Saint Louis University; Samar State University; Silliman University; St. Joseph's College of Q.C.; St. Mary's University; St. Michael's College of Laguna; St. Paul University of the Philippines; St. Paul University-Dumaguete; St. Paul University-Manila; Sultan Kudarat Polytechnic State College; T. Tancinco Memorial Institute of Science and Technology;

Tarlac College of Agriculture; Tarlac State University; Technological Institute of the Philippines-Q.C.; Technological Institute of the Philippines-Manila; Technological University of the Philippines; The Philippine Women's University; Trinity University of Asia; University of Baguio; University of Batangas; University of Cordilleras; University of Eastern Philippines; University of Luzon; University of Mindanao; University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos; University of Northern Philippines;

University of Perpetual Help System; University of Regina Carmeli; University of Rizal System; University of San Carlos; University of San Jose-Recoletos; University of South Eastern Philippines; University of Southern Mindanao; University of St. La Salle; University of St. Louis; University of Sto. Tomas; University of the East; University of the Philippines; University of the Visayas; Wesleyan University of the Philippines; West Mindanao State University; Western Philippines University; Western Visayas College of Science and Technology; Western Visayas State University; and Xavier University.

For more details about the GSIS scholarship and educational assistance programs, visit www.gsis.gov.ph.

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