By APIPA P. BAGUMBARAN, Contributor
THE Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is reminding members that the deadline for the filing of application for the enhanced GSIS Scholarship Program (GSP) is on June 30.
Ma. Luz Ilano-Briones, GSIS Cagayan de Oro branch manager, said the GSIS has 200 college scholarship grants for the school year 2012-2013 to help the dependents of its less privileged members earn a college degree from schools that provide quality education.
She said all regular GSIS members with premium payments for the last six months and are currently employed in government with a salary grade of 24 or below are eligible to nominate a scholar for the program.
Briones said the nominee must be a child of the member and an incoming college freshman accepted in any of the schools identified by the GSIS.
The scholar will be entitled to the actual cost of tuition and miscellaneous fees not exceeding P20,000 and a monthly stipend of P2,000. He/she may also opt to take a four- or five-year course but must meet the scholastic requirements set by the school for student retention under the program.