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SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS NEEDED
Damayan-Buluseño, Inc. through its Scholarship Through Sponsorship
Program is appealing to all civic-minded Buluseños to share their blessings by
way of sponsoring the college education of bright and talented high school
graduates who belong to poor Buluseño families.
This way, they will greatly help in moulding our youths into responsible
professionals who may become future leaders in the community.
A number of high school students who will be graduating with honors this
coming March have approached Damayan-Buluseño, Inc. for possible college
scholarship grants. But, due to
lack of sponsors, the association could not assure them yet of any slot this
Through this appeal, DBI hopes to receive responses from Buluseños who
are concerned for the future of these youths.
The Scholarship Through Sponsorship Program of DBI was conceived in 1983
and as of now twenty-one scholars have already graduated from college and
another three will graduate this March. Four
are still in college. If they all
graduate by year 2006, there will be 28 graduates through this program.
Actually, they are supposed to be thirty-two, but for unknown reasons
four of them did not pursue with their studies after a year in school without
even informing the association.
In this program, DBI does not spend a single centavo for the scholars.
The association’s role is to scout for possible sponsors.
Of these twenty-eight scholars, eleven of their sponsors are Buluseños.
They are former Assemblyman Augusto G. Ortiz, retired Maj. Gen. Cesar F.
Fortuno, former scholars Edwin Gonzales and his wife Loida Gayta – Gonzales,
Joel G. Fulleros, and Jesus Perez and anonymous Buluseños based in Metro-Manila
To qualify as scholar, an applicant must be the poorest among the top
five graduates from the four high schools in Bulusan namely: Jose S. Reyes
Memorial Institute, Bulusan National High School, Buhang National High School,
and San Roque National High School.
Those who wish to sponsor a scholar, may get in touch with Mr. Juan G. Galindes, Chairman of the Local Coordinating Board in Bulusan, or DBI President Rogelio F. Fuentes at 86 Premium Street, GSIS Village, Quezon City. Tel. No. 929-5277.
Vol. XV No. 6 (January-February 2003)
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