29 New Scholars Selected
A total of 29 youths residing within MAFI’s area of responsibility have been selected as new scholarship grantees for School Year 2011-12. These new scholars were selected by the Interview Panel interviewing 44 applicants on May 10-11.
Of the 29 new scholars, sixteen (16) shall benefit from the Collegiate Degree Scholarship Project (CDSP) and thirteen (13) shall be grantees under the Technical/Vocational Scholarship Project (TVSP). Scholarship grants under the CDSP shall be for 4-5-year baccalaureate courses while those under the TVSP shall be for 2-3-year technical/vocational courses.
The new scholars under the CDSP are the following:
2. BERANG, Rodel A.
3. CALAGO, Alexander Jr. T.
4. CAMPANO, Honey Q.
5. CARIQUITAN, Rachel A.
6. CATULONG, Allou E.
7. DAYDAY, Agnes C.
8. ELICOT, Fevee C.
10. GUITA, Gilbet B.
11. ICLAM, Gedion Jr. D.
12. MELODIAS, Mildred Mae A.
13. ONDOT, Jerick R.
14. PANDAYAN, Rhio P.
15. TAGUIBALOS, Liane Frances B.
16. TAN-NAN, Joriel D.
Among the privileges the scholars are entitled to receive include: paid tuition and other regular school-related fees; lodging accommodation at the MAFI Scholars’ dormitory; lodging allowance for students enrolled in schools outside Kidapawan City; monthly meal allowance; monthly transportation allowance; and school uniform allowance.
The Scholarship Interview Panel was composed of representatives from the following: National Commission on Indigenous Peoples; Energy Development Corporation; Academe; Cotabato Provincial Government; Cotabato Tribal Consultative Council for Development, Inc. (CTCCDI); Indigenous Peoples-Kidapawan City; Indigenous Peoples-Magpet; Indigenous Peoples-Makilala; MAFI Board of Trustees; MAFI Graduates Society; and MAFI Executive Director.
Prior to the Panel Interview and their eventual selection, the scholarship applicants underwent the following shortlisting process:
Step 1 – evaluation of the National Career Assessment Examination results; and
Step 2 – Community Investigation (CI), which involves an ocular evaluation of the applicant’s economic standing. Applicants considered most deserving of financial assistance qualified for the Panel Interview. The CI Team was composed of MAFI staff and Indigenous Peoples’ representatives from Kidapawan City and Makilala.