DAGUPAN CITY, May 2 (PIA) — Overseas Filipino Workers won’t have to worry sending their children in college thanks to the scholarship program of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
Amapola Villar, labor communication officer, said that 14 OFW dependents from the Ilocos Region passed the qualifying examination for the Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) in November.
Of the OWWA scholars, 12 are from the province of Pangasinan, namely: Kisha Shemuelyn Reotutar (Rosales), Sherwin Gumangan (Villasis), Ahmani Canave (Bugallon), Nesreen Mae Miña (Rosales), Janelie Barlaan (Manaoag), Joel Phillip Granada (Bani), Princess Juliet Bajados (Bani), Sheenie Erica Callanta (Bugallon), Christine Joy Donato (Bani), Larry Almogela (Bani), Jessa Joy Mejia (San Carlos City) and Clara Mae La Torre (Bolinao).
Other scholars are from La Union, namely: Kristelle Ann Camilosa (San Gabriel) and Krisha Mae Dacalap (Rosario).
The CMWSP is a scholarship program extended to deserving immediate dependents of inactive OFWs or even the OFW returnees who intend to pursue courses in the priority fields in science and technology as determined by the Department of Science and Technology.
“Applicants were prudently evaluated by the officers in charge of the scholarship program in the Regional Welfare Office of OWWA before they were allowed to take the qualifying exam,” said Villar.
OWWA will award a total financial assistance of P30,000 per semester to the CMWSP scholar.
“As per the guideline of this program, the granting of scholarship does not become final until OWWA has received the signed contract and other documentary requirements from the awardee,” she said. (MCA/AMM-PIA1, Pangasinan)