GSIS Dumaguete opens 2017-2018 scholarship program

  • March 18, 2017
  • Jennifer C. Tilos

NEGROS ORIENTAL, March 17 (PIA) -- Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Dumaguete Branch is now accepting applications for the enhanced GSIS Scholarship Program (GSP) for school year 2017-2018.

According to Branch Manager Mercedes VPE Enriquez, the program can be availed from April 10 to June 9, 2017.

Enriquez said the scholarship program not only accepts incoming college freshmen but also those in higher college levels in line with the Philippine educational system’s K to 12 program which is going through a transition period this academic year.

Active GSIS members who have qualified children or dependents may apply for GSP if they are permanent in status in the government for at least three years with a salary grade of 24 or below   and have paid premium contributions for the last six months.

Students taking up a four to five-year course in college may be nominated to GSP, said Enriquez.    

Under the enhanced GSP, member-applicants who are single or childless may nominate their dependent who rely on them for support.

Previously, only children of members were accepted in the program.

Aside from shouldering the actual cost of tuition and miscellaneous fees not exceeding P40,000 per academic year, GSIS has also raised the scholar’s monthly allowance from P2,000 to P3,000.

In addition to children and dependents of active GSIS members, GSP’s coverage has now been extended to children of permanent total disability (PTD) pensioners below 60 years old.

Application forms may be obtained from GSIS Dumaguete Branch or its website www.gsis.gov.ph. (jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental)


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