BFAR Region 2 offers scholarships

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TUGUEGARAO CITY: The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is offering an educational scholarship to assist the children of small-scale fisher folk who are interested to pursue their college education.

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BFAR Region 2 Director Jovita Ayson said the bureau is offering at least 10 scholarship slots to qualified applicants for a four-year course degree in fisheries.

She explained that the scholarship under the BFAR’s Fisheries Scholarship Program is offered to deserving and qualified fourth year high school students of the current year who must not be more than 20 years old.

“We will qualify applicants who have a general weighted average of not lower than 80 percent and have not earned any units in college,” Ayson said.

She said some of the requirements include copies of the applicant’s diploma, transcript of records, report cards, birth certificate, certificate of good moral character, and 2×2 inches picture.

BFAR has provided a downloadable form at http://www.bfar.da.gov.ph/bfar/download/fisherfolk2015. Interested parties can also secure a form at the BFAR regional office here or its stations.

On March 7, the bureau will conduct an examination at BFAR regional office at the Regional Government Center, Carig Sur here and at BFAR’s MCS office in Basco, Batanes.

“Those who qualify will be entitled to a full scholarship grant with free matriculation and other school fees, P2,500 monthly stipend, P2,000 semestral book allowance, P3,000 research or thesis allowance and graduation support,” Ayson said.

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