Foundation offers college scholarship to Yolanda survivors

TACLOBAN CITY, Aug. 23 (PNA) — The Alfonso Yuchengco Foundation is offering college scholarship in areas affected by super typhoon Yolanda, according to this city’s vice-mayor Jerry Yaokasin.

Yaokasin’s office coordinates with the foundation to ensure that deserving students availed of the scholarship.

“Aside from shelter and livelihood, education of children affected by typhoon Yolanda should also be ensured,” he said.

Yaokasin disclosed that the foundation had partnered with the Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) and the Leyte Normal University (LNU) for the scholarship grant.

Yaokasin said that the scholarship does not prescribe a specific course.

To qualify parents of the applicant must have a combined annual income of not more than Php170,000, must be able to carry 18 units or full academic load per semester and obtain a general grade average of 80 percent or 2.5, with no “incomplete” and “failure” marks during the preceding school year.

They must also able to prove their residency in Leyte for the past 10 years through a letter from their barangay.

Recipients are entitled to Php30,000 for tuition and other related fees and additional Php4,000 allowance annually.

The foundation through Yaokasin’s office now accepts applicants for the second semester (PNA)