THE challenges in the educational system due to the pandemic did not stop the four students of the Philippine Science High School -Southern Mindanao Campus (PSHS-SMC) in Mintal, Davao City to excel in school and receive offers to study in prestigious universities.
Jysel Ashley Ayop passed the screening by four universities: National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan) to take up Engineering Technology, with scholarship inclusive of tuition fee and stipend; Jacobs University Bremen (Germany) to take up Industrial Engineering, awarded Jacobs at Ease Financial Aid Award; Bentley University (USA) to take up Actuarial Science; and Rangsit University (Thailand) to take up Information and Communication Technology.
Offered with scholarship grants, Mary Catherine Therese Lemana was invited by the New York University Shanghai (China) to study.
Jeris Grace Gonzales was awarded scholarship grants to pursue biomedical engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA), Rutgers University-New Brunswick (USA), and University of Florida (USA).
Officially enrolled in New York University Shanghai (China), Kaye Richelle Duarte will study neuroscience, with scholarship grant of full tuition and fees. She also qualified in the neuroscience program of Hofstra University (USA) and was offered Provost Scholarship.
The Philippine Science High School System is a service institute of the Department of Science and Technology, whose mandate is to offer scholarship in secondary education with special emphasis on subjects pertaining to the sciences to prepare its students for a science career (Republic Act 3661).
“To study abroad is a right that comes with responsibility. PSHS graduates may pursue international education. We just hope that they will give back to our country by sharing their expertise with the Filipino people,” said Lilia T. Habacon, PSHS System executive director. (Aries N. Oliveros/PSHS)