BFAR announces scholarship grants for fisherfolks'school children in Kidapawan City

KIDAPAWAN CITY, North Cotabato, April 25– The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) announced its scholarship programs for the Grade 11 children of fisherfolks in Kidapawan City that come with a package of other incentives. 

Taking note of this opportunity, Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph Evangelista, through City Agriculturist Marissa Aton, has called on interested and qualified sons and daughters of registered city fisherfolks who want to pursue their studies to avail of the scholarship programs, namely Fisherfolk Children Educational Grant (FCEG), Fisheries Industry Leaders Grant (FILG)-a merit-based scholarship for high school graduates, and FCC Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICC/IPs).

Evangelista said the children of these of fisherfolks can select one of the three program components of the scholarship based on their competency.

Under the FCEG, FILG and ICC/IPs scholarships, the students will receive school and miscellaneous fees amounting to P2,000 per semester, monthly stipend and living allowance of P5,000 upon submission of grades every end of the semester, and a book allowance of P2,000 to be given upon enrolment on the first semester of each year.

Aside from these, the scholars will get P3,000 including opportunity for on-the-job training upon submission of certificate of enrolment, P7,000 for thesis and other concerns, and P1,500 as graduation support.

On top of these privileges, a cash incentive awaits those scholars who will graduate with honors or excellence with P20,000 for cum laude, P30,000 for magna cum laude, and P50,000 for summa cum laude. 

For more details and clarifications, interested applicants may visit the Office of the City Agriculturist at the City Hall on or before September 30, 2021. (AJPME/JSCJ-CIO Kidapawan City LGU)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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