Iloilo City scholars screening starts May 11

The Iloilo City Government will accept applications for its educational financial assistance program starting May 11-25.
Mayor Jose Espinosa III initiated the program that will benefit 200 incoming freshmen scholars for school year 2018-2019. Each scholar will receive P1,000 monthly.

Forms are available at Local Youth Development Division at 6th floor of City Hall.

Applicants should submit an accomplished Scholarship Application Form; two passport size colored pictures; certificate of residency issued by Punong Barangay both for the applicant and parents or legal guardian; certificate from the City Commission on Election (Comelec) that the applicant’s parents or legal guardian are registered voters of Iloilo City; Income Tax Return (ITR) if any, if both parents, or the legal guardian have business or self-employed; BIR Form 2316 if any of parents or the legal guardian is employed; Tax Exemption Certificate if any or both parents or legal guardian belongs to non-formal employment; and Certificate of good moral character and Form 138.

The city’s Scholarship Commission will check and finalize the list of pre-qualified applicants for the competitive exam on May 28-31.
The list of pre-qualified applicants for the competitive exam will be posted on June 1 while the competitive exam and finalization of qualified applicants will be conducted on June 4-8.

The list of names of qualified scholars will be posted on June 15.

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“I am inviting those who want to finish college despite financial difficulty to apply and have the chance to become city scholars to support their studies,” Espinosa said.

[READ: Pag-ulikid Scholarship Program qualifications, requirements]

Applicants must be residents of Iloilo City; should have good moral character; both parents or legal guardian must have a total gross income derived from livelihood, business, occupation, exercise of profession, allotment or pension of not exceeding P220,000 per annum for the last two preceding years; registered voters of Iloilo City; a graduate of any public or government recognized private senior high school with an average of 85 percent provided without final rating of 80% in any subject in the final year; and must be enrolled in any bachelor’s degree courses provided by Commission on Higher Education (CHED) except courses offered at Iloilo City Community College; and enrolled in schools recognized or accredited by CHED. (Merianne Grace Ereñeta/Iloilo City PIO)

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