Scholarship and Financial Assistance
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Scholarship and Financial Assistance  

 

1.  Policy Statement

 

        The Central Bicol State University of Agriculture, in its mandate to provide quality education geared towards production of competent, productive, innovative and committed professionals and entrepreneurs, shall provide scholarship and financial assistance grants to bona fide, needy and academically qualified students of CBSUA provided that they meet the requirements set for the respective scholarship grant or financial assistance being applied for.

 

 

2. Selection Process and Composition of CBSUA Student Scholarship
     and Financial Assistance Committee

 

The Committee on Student Scholarship is in charge of the selection process. The committee follows the approved policy/guidelines relative to the granting of scholarship/financial assistance provided by the University or channeled through the University. The Committee on Student Scholarship shall be composed of the following:

 

·           The Director of the Student Affairs and Services as Chairperson;

·           The Dean of the Graduate School as Member;

·           The Director of the Office of Human Resource as Member;

·           The Coordinator for Student Scholarship as Member/Secretary

·           The University Registrar as Member; and

·           The Guidance Counselor as Member

 

 

 

 

3.  Categories of Scholarship Grants

 

a.     Full Scholarship (FS) – this scholarship entitles student to a free tuition or a fifty percent(50%) discount in tuition, as the case may be. Full Scholarship may either be:

 

        a.1.    Full Scholarship A (FSA) – this entitles a grantee to free tuition,   miscellaneous and other mandatory fees. Further, a semestral allowance of one thousand five hundred pesos (Php 1,500.00) shall be given.

 

         a.2.  Full Scholarship B (FSB) – this entitles a grantee to free tuition   

excluding the miscellaneous and other mandatory fees.

 

b.   Partial Scholarship (PS) – this provides a fifty percent (50%) discount in the payment of tuition only.

 

4.   Types of Scholarship Grant

 

a. Academic Scholarship – the general weighted average grade (GWAG) in the previous semester or academic year (for incoming College freshmen students) shall be the basis for granting this scholarship. It shall be composed of the following:

 

a.1. For Graduate Students

 

Entrance Scholarship

 

   Any graduate student who finished his/her Bachelor’s Degree with honors (Summa Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude or Cum Laude) from CSSAC/CBSUA and other member-institutions of the Association of Colleges of Agriculture of the Philippines, Inc. (ACAP), the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) and private Higher Education Institution (HEIs) shall be granted FS-B upon enrollment in the Graduate School.

 

    a.2  Resident Scholarship

 

Any graduate student, who maintains a GWA of 1.25 or better with a study load of nine (9) units per semester and six (6) units for summer term, shall be granted FS-B during the succeeding semester.

 

b.   For Undergraduate Students

 

b.1.   Entrance Scholarship

 

A student who graduated valedictorian or salutatorian in any high school, duly recognized by the government, shall be granted FS-B upon enrollment in any curricular program offered in the University.

 

b.2.   Resident Scholarship

 

An undergraduate student who carried the prescribed regular load during the previous semester with no incomplete or failing grade and have not been subjected to any disciplinary action involving violation of rules and regulations of the University shall be granted Resident Scholarship for the next semester.

 

·        President’s Lister

 

Resident scholars who obtained a GWA of 1.0 – 1.25 during the previous semester shall be granted FS-A upon enrollment for the next semester.

 

·        Dean’s Lister

 

Resident scholars who obtained a GWA of 1.26-1.75 during the previous semester shall be granted FS-B upon enrollment during the next semester.

                       

b.3.  Top 10 College Entrance Exam Scholarship

 

Incoming college freshmen students who topped the College Entrance Examination shall be granted FS-B upon enrollment in any curricular program offered in CBSUA providedthat they graduated from a duly recognized high school with a minimum graduate of 30 students.

                                                                                                       

   b.4.   Institutional Scholarship                                                         

 

·        CBSUA Employees

 

A regular employee of CBSUA who is granted a  maximum study load of 9 units per semester or6 units during the summer term shall be entitled to FS-B provided that there is a Scholarship Contract duly signed by the University President and the recipient.

 

·        CBSUA Employees’ Children and Spouses

 

Children and spouses of permanent full-time employees of CBSUA who have served continuously for a period of not less than five (5) years in the University shall be granted FS-B on initial enrollment.

 

·        University Band Members and Majorettes

 

Band members and majorettes shall be entitled to FS-B upon enrollment provided that they have no incomplete or failing grade and that they have not been subjected to any disciplinary action involving violation of rules and regulations of the University in the preceding semester.

 

·        Athletes

 

      Athletes of the University shall be entitled to FS-B provided that they have complied with the following requirements:

 

o  They have undergone a comprehensive training program duly certified by the coach/trainer and duly endorsed by the Sports Director;

 

o    They have no incomplete or failing grades in any subject in the preceding semester; and

 

o   They must not have been subjected to any disciplinary action involving violation of rules and regulation of the University.

 

o    Athletes who won 1st,2nd or 3rd place in any regional, national or international sports competition/athletic meet shall be granted FS-B provided that they have complied with the requirements cited in the d.1 – d.3 of the policy.

 

·        Staffers of the School Publication

 

     Newly accepted staffers of the school publication shall be granted PS for one semester provided that they have no incomplete or failing grade in the preceding semester and that they have not been subjected to any disciplinary action involving violation of rules and regulations of the University.

 

After satisfactorily serving as a staffer for a minimum of one semester,they shall be entitled to FS-B for the next semester, provided that the conditions cited above are met and upon recommendation of the School publication Adviser.

                       

·        ROTC Corps Commander and Staff

 

Full Scholarship – B shall be granted to the Corps Commander and staff of the ROTC Unit of the University provided that the recipient/grantee has no incomplete or failing grade in the preceding semester and that they have not been subjected to any disciplinary action involving violation of rules and regulations of the University.

 

·        Officers of the University Supreme Student Council

 

Officers of the USSC shall be granted FS-B provided however that the recipient/grantee has no incomplete or failing grade in the preceding semester and must not have been subjected to any disciplinary action involving violation of rules and regulations of the university.

 

·        CBSUA Cultural Groups

 

Newly accepted members of the various cultural groups in the university shall be granted PS for one semester provided that they have no incomplete or failing grade in the preceding semester and that they have not been subjected to any disciplinary action involving violation of rules and regulations of the University.

 

   

b. 5.   Other Scholarships

 

o   Scholarships provided for by the Local Government Code and other laws, which provide scholarships to needy and deserving students.

 

o   Scholarships sponsored by private individuals, agencies, associations or corporations provided that there is a Memorandum of Agreement duly signed by and between the sponsoring entity and the University to be represented by the respective heads.

 

5.   Financial Assistance

 

a.   Requirements

 

Financial assistance to students shall be granted upon submission of the following requirements and upon recommendation of the CBSUA Student Scholarship and Financial Assistance Committee:

 

1. Certificate of Good Moral Character

2. Residence Certificate

3. Birth Certificate

4. Latest Income Tax Return (ITR) or

    Certificate of Indigency

5. Report of Grades

6. 3 copies of 2x2 picture

 

b.   Types of Financial Assistance

 

b.1.  CBSUA AEOP – it is a grant and aid from USAID in the amount of Php 447, 000.00. It can be used for:

 

o   Project Loan

Any student intending to conduct an agricultural project like piggery,poultry, rice and vegetable production can avail a maximum loan of PhP15,000.00 payable in one (1) year for piggery and poultry production and six(6) months for vegetable production with a one percent (1%) interest per month.

 

o   School Needs Loan

This can be availed of for the payment of tuition and school uniform,purchase of books and manuals and for funding expenses for thesis writing. For high school students, it is payable for one (1) year while for college students, it is payable after every semester, with one percent (1%) interest.

 

b.2. Safe 4 SR - This loan-grant amounting to Three (3) million pesos is an initiative of Former Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. This can be availed of by 3rdand 4th year college students for payment of tuition, boardinghouses and graduation fees. It is payable two (2) years after graduation.

 

b.3. Student Loan Fund - This loan-grant amounting to Five (5) million pesos is an initiative of Former Sen. Raul S. Roco. This can be availed of by academically qualified but financially needy students. It has a six  percent (6%) interest per annum.

            Grantees of this loan are required to pay Php 500.00 every end of semester. However,full payment of loan must be done two (2) years after graduation.

 

b.4. PGMA SAFE Loan -This loan-grant amounting to Php 1, 067, 000.00 can be availed of 5th and 6th year College students of this University.It has zero interest. However, grantees are required to pay within two years after the release of their loan.