Educational financial assistance application still open

BAGUIO CITY  – Application for the College Education Financial Assistance Grant is ongoing, both for the second batch beneficiaries for the first semester 2020-2021 and the upcoming second semester.

This is after the distribution of cash benefits for the first batch of 314 grantees at the Baguio Convention Center yesterday, 13 January 2021.

This year’s targeted 800 beneficiaries has a shortfall of nearly 500, according to Councilor Vladimir Cayabas who chairs the Committee on Education, thus he call for applicants for the second batch.

Applicants should have been enrolled during the first semester, has accomplished and submitted the requirements, and be present during the orientation on Jan 21, the councilor said.

Meanwhile, for the second semester, student-applicants need to submit at the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), Upper Session Road, the following requirements:

1. A brief application letter to Mayor Benjamin Magalong citing the intention to avail of the grant; duly accomplished application form with the latest 1.5 x 1.5 or 2.0 x 2.0 ID picture (at the upper right most side of the form);

2. Enrollment certificate (with the school’s official dry seal);

3.Assessment of school fees (with official dry seal);

4.Certificate of good moral character from the latest school attended;

5.Certificate of barangay residence for a minimum of two years;

6.Income tax return of parents or certificate of tax exemption to be secured at the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR);

7.Voter’s ID or certificate of voter’s registration, or parent/s’ voter’s registration if minor;

8.Barangay endorsement; and,

9.Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) birth certificate.

For those enrolled or intending to enroll in the undergraduate level, non-degree or technical vocational schools; a certified true copy of grades for the latest semester attended (with the school’s official dry seal) is needed;

For fresh secondary/high school graduates, a certified true copy of Form 138 or high school report card; and,

For Alternative Learning System students, certified true copy of ALS certificate and the passing result of examination (with school’s official dry seal).

Baguio residents enrolled in schools outside the city are still considered for assistance.

The documents should be submitted in two copies, in a long folder.

One-time submission of requirements is needed, Councilor Cayabas said, thus the 314 earlier approved beneficiaries are assured of next semester’s cash assistance. – Julie G. Fianza with reports from the CSWDO