The legislator opens educational aid to students

NEGROS. Representative of the fifth district Marilou Arroyo. (File photo)

The representative of the FIFTH District, Marilou Arroyo, confirmed the opening of requests for educational assistance to college students.

Thanks to Arroyo’s initiative, college students in Negros Occidental Fifth District can now apply for education assistance to meet their financial needs for schooling.

Arroyo said the program was part of social services in his office through the Department of Social Protection and Development (DSWD) under Assistance to People in Crisis (AICS).

Educational aid is limited to 750 indigent students from the Fifth District who will receive a grant of P 4000 per semester.

One hundred places are allocated to each city in the fifth arrondissement, while the remaining 150 places will be allocated to students who applied last year but were unable to receive education aid since all government funds national have been realigned for Covid-19, Arroyo said.

“During this difficult time due to the Covid-19 pandemic, my office continues to prioritize the education of young people,” she said.

“To respond to the many concerns of our students continuing their studies during this pandemic, particularly with regard to their financial needs, this study assistance intends to lighten their burden by offering them an allowance per semester. However, due to budget constraints, study aid is limited to only 750 places and all applications are subject to Social Welfare and Development (Swad) assessment and approval, ”Arroyo said. .

Students who wish to apply for educational assistance must submit a copy of the school certificate, school identity card, barangay indigence certificate, valid identity card and summary report of social case and certificate of eligibility to their local MSWDO / CWDO.

The list of approved applications for academics subject to DSWD assessment will be posted on Arroyo’s Facebook page.

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