Negros Occ. prov’l gov’t enlists 70 more scholars

Friday, April 21, 2017

BACOLOD City – Seventy more students qualified for the Negros Occidental Scholarship Program (NOSP) for school year 2017-2018.

Now the provincial government has 374 scholars, according to Scholarship Division head Karen Dinsay.

On Wednesday the 70 students signed an agreement with Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. during a program at the capitol Social Hall.

Among them are 49 under the Indigenous Peoples (IP) Scholarship Category; 15 under the Degree Completion Scholarship; three under the Provincial Educational Assistance for Capitol Employees Category; and three under the Negros Occidental Provincial Medical and Nursing Scholarship-Medicine Category.

Marañon wished the new grantees well in pursuing their degrees.

The NOSP is one of the successful programs of the provincial government and is an effective tool in improving the quality of life of underprivileged students, the governor said.

During the program, NOSP scholars who graduated with honors this year were recognized.

In March, 98 scholars graduated, with 22 receiving academic honors and distinctions.

Capitol also released P383,950 for scholarship assistance to 95 elementary and high school students from IP communities in the province in February.

The beneficiaries included 41 elementary and 54 high school students from Toboso, Calatrava and Isabela towns and Sagay, Escalante, Cadiz, and Himamaylan cities.

Under the NOSP, 24 IP scholars have graduated from college, while 34 are currently enrolled in various degrees. (PNA)