NAVOTAS CITY – The Navotas City government has named 34 new scholars under its educational assistance program during the graduation ceremonies of public schools in the city, a report by Manila Standard said.
Of the total number, 15 are incoming high school students, 12 are incoming students of Navotas Polytechnic College (NPC), one incoming college freshman, and six teachers seeking higher education.
High school scholars will receive P18,000 each and NPC scholars will get P22,000 each per academic year for books, transportation and food allowance.
Scholars of other colleges or universities will receive P26,000 a year for the same purpose.
Meanwhile, teacher scholars will each get P75,000 for their tuition, books, transportation and food allowance, and research grant.
In his address, Navotas City Mayor John Rey Tiangco emphasized the importance of education in one’s life and that one should continue dreaming.
“Education plays a vital role in achieving success. Through scholarships, we want to help Navoteño youth earn their diploma. This, in turn, will open doors of opportunities for them to fulfill their potential and succeed in life,” Tiangco said.
“We also hope to inspire and encourage our youth to keep on dreaming. We want them to aim high and work towards achieving their dreams not only for themselves but also for their family and loved ones,” he added.
Aside from academic scholarships, the local government also provides educational aid to students who excel in the arts, as well as for family members of eligible fisherfolks in the city.
Since its inception in 2011, the city government has sent 771 Navotas students through school under NavotaAs Scholarship Program.
Of the total number, 422 were athletic scholars, 325 were academic scholars, 19 were art scholars, and five were Ulirang Pamilyang Mangingisda scholars.