MANILA- The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is offering 400 scholarship slots to children or dependents of its active members as well as those of permanent total disability (PTD) pensioners with the lowest annual basic salary.
Of the 400 slots, 40 are allotted to persons with disability, indigenous people, and solo parents.
Active GSIS members may nominate their dependents provided that they are:
-permanent government employees
-have at least 3-year government service
-have a salary grade of 24 or below (or its equivalent job level)
-have paid premium contributions for the last 6 months
PTD pensioners below 60 years old are eligible to nominate their children as scholars. Disability pensioners on the other hand may nominate scholars if they are in college in schools accredited by the
Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) as levels 4 and 3.
Scholars will be entitled to the actual cost of their tuition and miscellaneous fees not exceeding P40,000 per school year and a monthly allowance of P3,000.
Scholars who will graduate with Latin honors will also be provided with monetary incentives as follows: cum laude (P20,000), magna cum laude (P30,000), summa cum laude (P50,000).
Deadline for the college scholarship application is until June 23.-report from Carolyn Bonquin, ABS-CBN News