PLGU North Samar reopens medical scholarship program

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CATARMAN, Northern Samar, April 7 (PIA) – The Provincial Local Government Unit of Northern Samar under the leadership of Governor Edwin Marino Ongchuan is reopening its medical scholarship programs to interested individuals who cannot afford to pay their own for the entire medical programs.

On the PIO NSamar FB page, it was learned that the Provincial Government of Northern Samar (PGNS) Medical Board set the opening of application on April 1, 2021, for the next batch of applicants, and the deadline to accept application is on May 31, 2021, for the upperclassmen and women.

For the incoming freshmen medical students, the application is open until June 18, 2021, to give applicants ample time to comply with all the requirements.

The program is open to indigents and deserving individuals who plan to pursue a career in medicine and a way to promote quality health care for all Nortehanons.

Deserving first year to fourth-year medical scholars will receive a benefit package of P100,000 pesos per semester, to be paid directly to the school, and is entitled to a stipend worth P35,000 and a book allowance of P30,000 per semester.

A uniform allowance will also be given to the said scholar at P5,000 per semester.

While those about to take the review classes for the Medical Licensure Examination may also apply and be entitled to review fees of up to 60,000 which will be paid to the review center, stipend of P35,000 to be released to the scholar, plus book allowance of P30,000 and uniform allowance of P5,000.

Applicants may submit a complete set of the following documentary requirements such as accomplished medical scholarship application form, certified true copy of NMAT result, a notice of admission from the medical school, certified true copy of the transcript of records from the pre-medical course. For upperclassmen applicants, he/she is required to submit a certified true copy of grades in the past semesters, certificate of good moral character, PSA-issued live birth certificate, NBI clearance, Income Tax Return of the parents for the immediately preceding year, or the tax exemption certificate of the parents.

For indigents, applicants may submit a Certificate of Indigency issued by MSWDO where the applicant’s parent is a resident. In addition, a certificate of residency issued by the barangay where the applicant is a resident, voter’s certificate from the Commission of Elections, drug test result within the last three months, and psychological test result within the last 12 months should be accomplished.

For those granted a medical scholarship, scholars are required to serve the province in exchange for tuition fees and other benefits of medical education. (TBC/PIA Northern Samar)

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