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Metro Baguio

NGCP now accepts applications for scholarship program

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is now accepting applications for their Educational Assistance for Tertiary Edification (EATE) this year. The EATE is the company’s scholarship program under their enhanced Corporate Social responsibility (CSR).

Melma Batario, regional communications and public affairs officer of NGCP, said that this is a nationwide project with a total 400 slots available. “Interested students can coordinate and secure application forms with our state university partners,” she said.

To qualify, applicant must be a first year to 3rd year college student, has a general weighted average of not lower than 80 percent. The annual family income does not exceed P300,000 and has no existing scholarship grant. “Applicants must not be a graduate of any degree programs, and he or she passed the University’s/College Scholarship Qualifying Exam,” Batario said.

Students in areas identified by NGCP as host community are also qualified for the scholarship.

“Applicant must at least plan to pursue any four year course,” she said.

“Finishing electrical engineering is an advantage if they want to work with our technical group. However, applicants are not limited to this course,” Batario added.

For Baguio and Benguet, 18 scholarship slots are available and interested students can secure and submit their forms at the University of the Philippines-Baguio or at Benguet State University (BSU).

Aside from UP-Baguio and BSU, the other schools in Northern Luzon accepting applicants for NGCP’s edification programs are the Ramon Magsaysay Technical University (RMTU) in Iba Zambales, Campus 2, University of Rizal System-Pililia Campus 3, PUP Manila, Cagayan State University, Bulacan State University, Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, Pangasinan State University and Nueva Viscaya State University.

The deadline for submission is on November 15, (Wednesday) in all the state university partners of NGCP. DIONISIO DENNIS JR. / ABN