Education

18 Dabawenyos qualify for city government's law school scholarship

June 28, 2017 By

A total of 18 Dabawenyos qualified for the scholarship program offered by the city government to aspiring law students under the Educational Benefit System Unit (EBSU).

“Those who qualified will get a full scholarship from the city,” City Mayor’s Office chief-of-staff lawyer Raul Nadela Jr said.

The law school scholars and enroll in any of the three law schools in the city, including Ateneo de Davao University, University of Mindanao, and Jose Maria College.

Albert Abayon, one of those who qualified for the law school scholarship, thanked the city government for the scholarship opportunity considering he dreams of becoming a lawyer someday, However, he added, his family does not have the financial capability to send him to a law school.

“Daghan kaayong salamat kay naka avail ko ani nga scholarship program sa city government,” Abayon said.

Jecia Anne Opiana, a journalist who has also qualified for the law school scholarship, said the financial grant is a big help.

“I have always wanted to become a lawyer and I am very happy that I will finally be able to fulfill that dream,” Opiana said.

The city government has allocated P15 Million for law school and medical school scholarships. The city has made available 40 slots for law school scholars and 40 slots for medical school scholars.

Nadela said the aspiring scholars should meet all the scholarship requirements, including good grades in College and a certification from the City Social Services and Development Office that the applicant is an indigent.

All scholars who have gained acceptance in any of the said law schools will be entitled to free tuition fee in full and will receive P8,000 as book allowance. CIO