MANILA–Around 300 deserving indigent high school graduates from underserved communities in Quezon City will receive college scholarships from the city government under a program rolled out by Mayor Herbert Bautista.
Rod Torres, coordinator of the School Youth Development Program on Thursday said qualified students will receive a total of PHP5,500 covering tuition and allowance every semester.
Last semester, a total of 276 scholarships were given to indigent high school graduates residing in Quezon City.
The Quezon City government aims to increase the number of scholars up to 1,000 deserving graduates and expected to increase its number starting next year, the first batch of senior high school graduates.
Qualified graduates are urged to apply for the next batch of scholarships until the first week of May.
Those who wish to apply for scholarships are required to present his/her birth certificate, certificate of indigency from the barangay, income tax returns of parents, 2×2 ID pictures and a copy of scholastic record or report card.
Torres said applicants are advised to proceed to SYDP office at the 7th Floor, Civic Center Bldg. A, Quezon City Hall Complex or they can get in touch through telephone numbers 988-4242, local 8738/8707 for further inquiries.