University of the Philippines Los Baños
Tuesday, 27 February 2018 14:36

UPLB scholars sign agreement with NGCP


(Photo courtesy of Garry C. Matienzo)


Five new scholars from UPLB signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) on Feb. 26 at the Executive Conference Room of BM Gonzalez Hall, UPLB. 

The scholarship program, Educational Assistance for Tertiary Edification (EDUCATE), aims to provide opportunities to underprivileged but deserving students coming from their transmission lines’ host communities to finish their degrees and be assured of a better future.  It is an initiative of the privately owned corporation that is in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s state-owned power grid.

The five UPLB undergraduate students who were awarded full scholarships were the following: Maria Adriana Isabella G. Claravall (Pre-Veterinary Medicine), Dhan Michael L. Dela Peña (BS Development Communication), Albert John Enrico A. Dominguez (BS Development Communication), Kristine Nicole P. Manabat (BS Agricultural Economics), and Marielle Joy D. Wapanio (BS Agriculture).  Each scholar is entitled to academic fees, uniform and book allowance, and monthly stipend effective First Semester, AY 2017-2018.

On behalf of Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr., Dr. Portia G. Lapitan, vice chancellor for academic affairs, welcomed the scholars and guests headed by the NGCP Advocacy Officer Ms. Eva Elizabeth P. Malilay and Ms. Jojilen Vanessa L. Gluda of the Corporate Initiatives and Advocacies Division of NGCP.

Also present during the event was Dr. Casiano S. Abrigo, Jr., executive director of UPLB Foundation, Inc. (UPLBFI), who delivered the closing remarks. UPLBFI manages the scholarship funds.  (Agnes M. Mora)