Current and new beneficiaries of the Carlos P. Garcia (CPG) Scholars were given recognition for their scholastic achievements duringÂ a gathering at the Bohol Cultural Center last Wednesday
Educational Development Center head,Â Dr. Cerina C. Bolos had earlier called on the beneficiaries to the event.
Gatherings like these since its inception in 1996 happen every two or three years to update the beneficiaries on the program and give due recognition to the scholars for their scholastic performances and achievements.
In an executive order, the late Gov. Erico Aumentado once underscored that valedictorians and salutatorians of every graduating class of public high schools in the province will outright qualify for scholarship under the program.
To date Gov. Edgar Chatto carries on the program providing financial assistance to poor, deserving students in their pursuit of college education.
In a statement, Dr. Bolos said, â€œno governor would want to stop this programâ€.
Qualified beneficiaries have to submit a duly accomplished application form to the office of the governor, a certification from the high school principal that he/she graduated as class valedictorian or salutatorian or in some cases, attested by schools division superintendent of the Department of Education. Scholars together with parents or guardian will sign a scholarship contract with the office of the governor.
Scholars have to carry full semester load as prescribed in the course curriculum and complete the same within the prescribed duration of the course.
CPG scholars in academic schools will receive an assistance of P5,000 per semester for the tuition fee. Those in the academic schools will receive P400 each for monthly allowance. (Stephany Salaysay)