Thousands of poor but deserving students in Tarlac receive scholarship grants

January 18, 2011 11:58 am 

CONCEPCION, Tarlac, Jan. 18 — At least 1,000 poor but deserving college students from the third district of this province would now have big chance to finish their schooling.

Rep. Jeci Aquino Lapus led the awarding of scholarship grants to the students from his district, comprising Bamban, Capas, Concepcion, and La Paz towns, in a simple ceremony recently held at Col. Jesus R. Lapus Sports Complex.

Lapus said it has been four years now since he continued the scholarship program of his brother Jesli Lapus, former representative of the district before he was appointed as Education Secretary of then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

“Qualified are those students whose parents belong to marginalized income earner and those who have no failing grades,” Lapus said.

During the ceremony, Myrna Masiclat, Congressional District Office (CDO) executive assistant, said that Lapus is not only willing to help students in their financial needs but also assist them in looking for jobs.

She said the CDO is in partnership with the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and other companies in nearby places to help unemployed individuals in their district for their job hunting.

Parents of the scholars thanked Lapus for helping them send their children to college.

As an additional incentive, Lapus announced that scholars with grades 1.90 or higher will get an extra allowance. (PNA)

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