Davao City partners with 5 schools for law, medical scholarship

DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio signed on Thursday, May 18, an agreement with five schools for the implementation of the city's scholarship program for law school and medicine.

Duterte-Carpio signed contracts with representatives of Ateneo de Davao University, University of Mindanao, Jose Maria College, Brokenshire College of Davao, and Davao Medical School Foundation.

"Our MOA (memorandum of agreement) signing today is an expansion of our Educational Benefits System for medicine and legal education," Duterte-Carpio said.

The mayor said their aim is to find indigent students who want to study law and medicine to avail the scholarship.

"Our scholarship includes tuition, miscellaneous and book allowance," she said.

She said she has high hopes that the law and medicine graduates who availed this program will serve the community in the future.

"This is because law and medicine are highly specialized jobs. We need more of them here in the city, hopefully we can get new lawyers and doctors who will serve the communities here in Davao," she said.

The mayor said it is the City Government that will select the scholars.

She added though they will accept recommendations from their partner schools but the final decision will come from the City Government.

The City Government will select 80 scholars, 40 for legal education or law, and another 40 for the medical school.

Duterte-Carpio said Scholarship for Tertiary Education Program is also being implemented alongside the medical and legal education.

A total of P150,000 will be provided to each scholar for medicine while P58,000 will be given for each law school scholar. (KVC)
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