Wednesday, February 4, 2015

BFAR offers scholarship program for children of fishermen in Aklan

Posted February 4, 2015
Written by Gloria Villas

Children of fisherfolk who are interested to pursue a four-year BS Fisheries Course are urged to apply for the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Fisheries Scholarship Program (FSP).

“The Fisherfolk Children Educational Grant (FCEG) Component aims to give children of fisherfolk all over the country to enroll in Fisheries courses” BFAR-Aklan Information Officer Victoria Magalit said.

Magalit said the BFAR has allotted scholarship slots for every year for fisherfolk children in Aklan.

This is a good chance for children of fisherfolk who want to go to college but could not afford to pay for their tuition fees, she added.

She said those who will be able to complete a course on Fisheries can significantly contribute not only to the economy of the country but also in the preservation of its aquatic resources.

Children of small-scale fishermen who are in 4th year and graduating from high school for School Year 2013-2014 are eligible for the scholarship.

Meanwhile, interested applicants, Magalit said, must obtain application forms at BFAR-Aklan.

Deadline of submission of application forms is on February 27, 2015 while examination will be on March 7 with venue to be either Iloilo City or Bacolod City.

No comments: