UNDER privileged but deserving Benguet secondary graduates can now submit their application for the college scholarship of the province.

However, Benguet Governor Crescencio Pacalso said the new educational program is expecting delay in the acceptance of scholars for 2017 to 2018 due to the full implementation of the K to 12 program.

“It is unfortunate that because of the K to 12 implementation, we have no scholars for 2017 until 2018,” he said.

Pacalso added high school graduates in 2015 are also welcome to apply for scholarship.

“There are few guidelines to follow in our program. If you qualify, then we can get you immediately. A student who belongs in the class top ten will undergo a pre-screening procedure to be done by the municipality before a student is endorsed to the capitol,” Paclaso added.

Pacalso also hopes more honor students would approach their office and apply for the scholarship subject for validation including a written examination in accordance with the scholarship program ordinance

“The assistance is at P6, 000 every semester in a government or a public school. This is for a 4-year course and we would like to inform the public it is not for a second degree scholarship,” the governor cited.

Meanwhile, the governor hopes to increase the allotment in the coming years to cope-up with the fees in private collegiate institution.

“The rate was based on a government school fee and unless someone from the provincial board will propose to adopt the private school rate, it would be better, especially if the student chooses to study in a private school,” he said.