May 19, 2018, Filed under In Focus

About 2,486 incoming college students from different cities and municipalities of Pangasinan took the Provincial Scholarship Program held simultaneously in two testing centers – Pangasinan National High School in Lingayen and Juan G. Macaraeg National High School in Binalonan on May 12.

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The provincial government through the Governor’s Office – Administrative Services Division will release the result of the qualifying examination for the incoming academically competent first year college students on June 4.

 

The exam was conducted by the Provincial Scholarship Program Management, Evaluation, and Excellence Committee (PSPMEEC) on May 12.

 

Chief Administrative Officer Irmina Francisco, PSPMEEC chairperson, said from the 2,486 incoming college students from all over Pangasinan who took the “comprehensive” PSP examination, the top 100 examinees will become PSP grantees of the provincial government, who each receive Php8,000 every semester or Php16,000 financial assistance for their college education for the academic year effective June 2018.

 

On top of the top 100 PSP examinees, additional 30 slots are allotted for automatic qualifiers. These are valedictorians or its equivalent of senior high schools that are recognized by the DepEd.

 

Automatic qualifiers were screened based on given criteria to include grade and the family income requirement for the scholarship entitlement.

 

Overwhelmed with the turnout of the PSP examination day on May 12 simultaneously held in two testing centers – the Pangasinan National High School (PNHS) in Lingayen, and Juan G. Macaraeg National High School (JGMNHS) in Binalonan, Dr. Francisco bared that the “surge” of PSP applicants could be attributed to the “persistence, interest, and passion of every Pangasinense for education.”

 

She noted that from 744 examinees in 2016, a total of 2,039 applicants from congressional districts one, two, and three took the examination at PNHS, recording an increase of 174%. Similarly, from the 179 examinees in 2016, a total of 447 applicants from congressional districts four, five and six took the examination at JGMNHS this year for an increase of 149%.

 

 

 

Residents of Dagupan, a chartered city, are excluded from PSP entitlement.

 

The provincial scholarship for incoming first year collegiate students is intended to support the college education of financially-challenged, but deserving high school graduates — was hold for two years due to the inception of the Senior High School of the Department of Education (DepEd).

 

Aside from the scholarship assistance for the academically competent college students, Francisco reported that the provincial government also offers scholarship assistance for students enrolled at the Pangasinan State University, for Indigenous Peoples, and members of the Muslim federation in Pangasinan.

The PSPMEECM holds office at the Governor’s Office – Administrative Services Division with CP 0917-116-3890.

/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca

[in photos]

PROVINCIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM EXAMINATION. About 2,486 incoming college students from different cities and municipalities of Pangasinan took the Provincial Scholarship Program (PSP) held simultaneously in two testing centers – Pangasinan National High School (PNHS) in Lingayen and Juan G. Macaraeg National High School (JGMNHS) in Binalonan on May 12, which was facilitated by the PSP Management, Evaluation, and Excellence Committee.  The provincial government will release the result of the qualifying information for the incoming academically competent first year college students on June 4. The top 100 examinees will become PSP grantees of the provincial government, each receiving Php8,000 per semester. (Photos by Brandon Binas, Eduardo Ganer)/JBAAS

 

 

 

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