Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Philippines: Students awarded agriculture scholarships

Twenty-eight students from the University of the Philippines at Los Baños (UPLB), Central Luzon State University (CLSU), Visayas State University (VSU), Central Mindanao University (CMU) and University of Southern Mindanao (USM) were awarded the Landbank Gawad PATNUBAY Scholarship on 3 December 2013 at the Landbank Plaza, Manila.
Officials of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Landbank of the Philippines were present during the official launching of the scholarship.
Landbank President and CEO Gilda Pico said, “We are grateful to have found a partner in IRRI which share our passion and commitment to both agriculture and education.”

“This is a significant partnership for IRRI with Landbank and the universities. The mission is strongly to reclaim dignity in farming,” said Noel Magor, Head of IRRI Training Center.

Landbank donates to Filipino agricultural students
The college scholarship program offers grants to fifty scholars – 28 for college degree scholarship in agriculture and 22 for technical-vocation education program (TESDA-certified). The scholars enjoy 100 percent tuition fee subsidy, including monthly stipend, book allowance, and uniform costs. Moreover, they will also receive employment assistance upon graduation.

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