UM inks MOA on scholarship with city government

THE UNIVERSITY of Mindanao (UM) affirmed its commitment to partner with the city government in creating scholarships that benefit destitute but deserving incoming college students through a memorandum of agreement signed last Thursday.

Present at the signing was Mayor Sara Duterte- Carpio, with UM President Dr. Guillermo P. Torres Jr, and other heads of schools who also partnered in supporting students enrolled through the Educational Benefits Systems Units (EBSU) program of the city government.

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MAYOR Sara Duterte-Carpio poses with officials of partner schools after the signing of the memorandum of agreement on the expanded scholarship program for needy students looking to pursue a medical or law degree on Thursday at the City Hall conference room. Schools joining the program are University of Mindanao, Brokenshire College of Davao, Jose Maria College, Ateneo De Davao University, and Davao Medical School Foundation. BING GONZALES

The EBSU was also renewed by the local council last Tuesday through the approval of an ordinance that allowed the mayor to enter into an agreement with the scholars.

EBSU is managed by the Scholars on Tertiary Education Program (Step) Office, which recently approved more than a hundred applicants for the 2017-2018 school year.

In the memorandum, the University of Mindanao pledges to provide regular status report of the scholar’s scholastic records and other data, furnish the EBSU the Statement of Account of the student, inform the EBSU if the scholar should receive full or partial incentive depending on their academic performance, require the scholar to visit UM’s Guidance Center or Office of Student Affairs twice per semester for monitoring, advise the EBSU of any increase in tuition or other fees at least a month prior to its implementation, and to participate in meetings that aim to improve the program.

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