Civil service commission awards scholarships

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011


DESERVING government workers who wish to continue further studies may apply for a scholarship from the Civil Service Commission.

In 2011, officials from the Department of Education and Parole and Probation Administration were recipients of the CSC Local Scholarship Program, said CSC Regional Director Fernando Porio.

The two scholars are Niño Martinez of DepEd-Baguio City National High School and Wilfred Gonnay of the Parole and Probation Administration-CAR.

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Both decided to pursue post graduate studies at the Saint Louis University and the University of Philippines-Baguio.

Since 1993, the Local Scholarship Program (LSP) has provided government employees to take up one-year master’s degree in relevant courses.

LSP scholars enjoy benefits such as study on official time, relief from all duties and responsibilities during period of scholarship, tuition and school fees not exceeding P30,000.

Scholars will also get a book allowance of P10,000 and thesis writing assistance of P10,000 for thesis program or P5,000 research assistance for non-thesis program.

State workers in the LSP are entitled to receive regular salaries, allowances and other benefits as provided by law for the duration of the grant, a period of scholarship credited as continuous service and a special incentive of P100,000 to the top 10 qualifiers consisting of P80,000 for tuition, book and other school fees, and P20,000 for thesis writing, research or policy paper and other similar requirements.

The scholarship may be availed of within two school years after qualifying in the program. (JM Agreda)

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on May 17, 2011.

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