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GSIS offers scholarship to 200 students

CEBU, Philippines - In its desire to enhance the welfare of its members and to give them the chance to help other people, the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) once again opened its scholarship program that provides and grants scholarships to qualified and deserving scholar-designee of GSIS member-winner.

For this year, 200 slots are made available for interested members who want to join and win the raffle draw. The number of slots per region is based on the configuration of GSIS membership for that area.

In Visayas, 37 slots are available, 41 slots for Mindanao, 56 slots for Luzon and 66 slots for the National Capital Region.

Winners may nominate any student of their choice who may be an incoming college freshman or an enrolled college student in any four or five-year college course. Winning members may nominate any member of the family or even a friend.

GSIS president and general manager Winston F. Garcia said that program is one of the institution’s premier corporate social responsibility programs that aim to help Filipino youths achieve their goals and live their dreams by providing them free tertiary education.

Applications are ongoing until April 23 and the electronic raffle draw will be on May 19.

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All GSIS members with updated premium payments can join the program where all they have to do fill up an application form available in all GSIS offices nationwide and also downloadable from the GSIS website. Accomplished forms must then be submitted to any GSIS office for processing.

Under the program, scholars will enjoy tuition and miscellaneous fees of P20, 000 per semester and a monthly stipend of P2,000.

Scholars may enroll in any school and degree of their choice. “Records show that since the program’s inception, majority of the grantees have pursued engineering, accountancy, and nursing courses,” Garcia said. — Jessica Ann R. Pareja/WAB   (FREEMAN NEWS)

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