Date Posted: November 13, 2014
The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) welcomed the newly selected grantees of the GSIS Scholarship Program (GSP) for Academic Year (AY) 2014-2015 in a recent orientation session held in GSIS Central Office, Pasay City.
Scholars from the National Capital Region and nearby provinces attended the briefing with their parents and guardians. They were briefed on the procedures, guidelines, and benefits under the GSP.
A total of 200 out of over 4,000 nominees were selected this year to benefit from the program. Given priority in the selection were children of GSIS members who have the lowest annual basic salary.
Under the program, the scholars are given an opportunity to pursue a four- or five-year college course, with GSIS shouldering up to P20,000 of the actual cost of their tuition and miscellaneous fees per semester. The GSIS will also provide each scholar a monthly stipend of P2,000.
“Every year, we look forward to forging a partnership with our members in making their children’s dreams a reality as part of our corporate social responsibility,” said GSIS President and General Manager Robert G. Vergara.
The grantees were notified of their selection via registered mail and text message. The complete list of grantees is posted in the GSIS website at www.gsis.gov.ph. (List of grantees)
The GSP was launched in 1998. In previous years, scholars were chosen through an electronic raffle. To make the selection more equitable and responsive to the needs of low-income members, the GSIS based the selection on members’ annual basic salary in 2012.
The 200 new scholars for AY 2014-2015 is GSP’s 17th batch. To date, the GSIS has granted scholarship to a total of 2,087 recipients.
Concerns and inquiries on the GSP may be directed to Meljune Dionisio or April Lucas at 976-4970, 479-3600 local 3414, or 0905-5286099. GSIS branch offices across the country also assist concerned parties.