The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region I is set to conduct its nationwide recruitment examination for the Fisheries Scholarship Program slated next month.
Regional Director Nestor Domenden said the scholarship is open in two categories- the Fisheries Scholarship Program for Industry Leaders (IL) and the Fisherfolk Children Educational Grant (FCEG).
The IL scholarship is exclusive among the top 10 of the Senior High School graduating class 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 among the IL who will pass the examination on February 24, 2018 in La Union province are 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, explained Domenden.
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 of 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.# Source - (JNPD/VHS/PIA-1)