BFAR announces fisheries scholarship program

DAGUPAN CITY – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region I is set to conduct its qualifying tests for the Fisheries Scholarship Program on February 24.

Regional Director Nestor Domenden said the scholarship is open in two categrories- the Fisheries Scholarship Program for Industry Leaders (IL) and the Fisherfolk Children Educational Grant (FCEG).

The IL scholarship is exclusive for the top ten of Senior High School graduating classes while the FCEG are for senior high school graduating students whose parents were registered fisherfolk in their city or municipality.

“It’s a competitive fisheries scholarship to help the children of small-scale registered fisherfolk and honor graduate students who want to pursue a four-year Fisheries course but could not afford college education,” Domenden told the Philippine Information Agency-Pangasinan.

The top five examinees of IL who will pass the examination in La Union will be required to pass the entrance exam and enroll in any of the following State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) for admission: Central Luzon State University (Nueva Ecija), University of the Philippines Visayas (Iloilo) and the Zamboanga Polytechnic State College (Zamboanga).

The top examinees for FCEG, on the other hand, are required to pass the entrance exam and enroll for admission in their respective nearby Fisheries SUCs.

Scholarship support and privileges will include school fees, monthly living allowance, on-the-job training or practicum support, book allowance, thesis and graduation support.

General criteria for eligibility requires the applicant to be a natural-born Filipino, not more than 25 years old, of good moral character and has a general weighted average of not lower than 80 percent.

All qualified applicants must submit their requirements before January 30, 2018 at the BFAR office. (VHS/PIA-Pangasinan)

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