Tuesday, January 25, 2011

PNB Global Filipino Scholarship : A College Grant for Children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW)

Last January 24, 2011, I read a supplementary article from the Inquirer entitled "Wanted: Global Filipino Scholars". I am intrigued by the availability of scholarship grants here in the Philippines so I read on. If I must say, I like everything I read.

The article is an announcement about a project launched by the Philippine National Bank or PNB as part of its corporate social reponsibility of PNB. . The project is called Global Filipino Scholar which will provide scholarship grants to 20 qualified incoming college students. Each PNB Global Filipino scholars receive upto 100,000 of educational support every year as college tuition.

To qualify for the PNB Global Filipino Scholar grant, the applicant's chosen field must be in the area of business, finance, marketing, computer science or any banking-related course.

The requirements to qualify for the program are as follows:
1. Incoming college freshman for schoolyear 2011 to 2012
2. Must have passed the qualifying exam in any of the PNB Global Filipino partner schools
3. Grade weighted average of 85 percent
4. No failing mark for the third year or fourth year subjects in highschool

As for the parent of the PNB Global Filipino Scholarship applicant:
1. The applicant's parent must be a PNB client who is currently as an OFW
2. The OFW parent must be using PNB remittance service in the last six months

Once accepted in the Scholarship program, the successful PNB Global Filipino Scholar will be given a PNB Savings Account from where the grant will be deposited at the start of every school semester or trimester.

The PNB Global Filipino partner schools for this scholarship includes:
Ateneo de Zamboanga University
Ateneo de Naga University
De La Salle Lipa
Don Mariano State University La Union
Notre Dame Cotobato
Notre Dame Koronadal
Notre Dame General Santos
Siliman University in Dumaguete
St. Louis University Baguio
St. Paul University in Quezon City
University of San Carlos Cebu
University of St. La Salle Bacolod
University of the East
University of the Philippines Baguio
University of the Philippines Diliman
University of the Philippines Manila
University of the Philippines Mindanao
University of the Philippines Visayas
Xavier University in Cagayan De Oro

To get an application form and to find more details about the PNB Global Filipino Scholar, check out http://www.pnb.com.ph/scholarship/index.php

Sources: Inquirer Magazine "Wanted: Global Filipino Scholars" B3-1 January 24, 2011

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