CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Some 396 college students from the City of San Fernando over the weekend received scholarship grants from the City Government.
The students received their certificates of eligibility as a proof that they were beneficiaries under the City Government’s Educational Scholarship Assistance Program (ESAP) during the awarding and orientation of the new set of E-SAP scholars held over the weekend.
ESAP Head Jayson Caguiat said the amount of scholarship grants they can receive depends from their grades and they shall voluntarily participate in at least one community service.
“Dapat yung i-maintain nilang general weighted average is 80% para maging isang scholar sila at diretso na natin itong ibinibigay sa mga schools nila.” Caguiat said.
Caguiat also added that full merit scholarships were also given to students enrolled in courses preferred by the City Government such as criminology, midwifery, social work and environmental science.
For his part, Mayor Edwin Santiago stressed that education is the key to have a better future.
“Lagi niyong tatandaan na ang edukasyon lamang ang hinding-hindi nila makukuha sa inyo, kaya bilang kayo ay nabigyan ng oportunidad na makapag-aral, hinihikayat ko kayong magsumikap at pagbutihin ang inyong pag-aaral dahil ito ang magdadala sa inyo sa rurok ng tagumpay,” Santiago said.
The city mayor also added that the government is always ready and willing to extend help for the education of the students, since it is the administration’s top priority.
“Ginawa naming unang prayoridad ang edukasyon dahil naniniwala ako na madaming bata ang gustong mag-aral ngunit kapos sila sa buhay kaya hindi nila masustentuhan ito. Kaya asahan ninyong laging nakaalalay ang gobyerno sa inyo upang suportahan ang inyong mga pangarap," Santiago added.
Also present during the program were Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, City Councilors Harvey Quiwa, Nelson Lingat and Reden Halili.