MANILA – New graduates of both public and private senior high schools in Makati City are urged to apply for college scholarship under the Makati City Revitalized Scholarship Program (MCRSP) as the deadline for application is extended until June 30.
“We encourage graduates of school year 2019-2020 to apply online now and submit the initial requirements for a college scholarship fully funded by the city government,” Mayor Abigail Binay earlier said in a Facebook post.
Due to restrictions brought about by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, she said the submission of the application will be done online.
“They (applicants) still have over one month to obtain required documents from their respective schools before the deadline of submission on June 30,” she said.
The applicants can go through the MCRSP online application portal via https://bit.ly/MCRSP2020.
The applicant must be a bona fide resident of the Makati City with at least five years of residency before the time of application, she said, to qualify for a scholarship for the school year 2020-2021.
The applicant must also be part of the top 10 percent of the graduating class of the senior high school in the school year 2019-2020, she added.
Those qualified applicants will be asked to undertake a service agreement with the city government, she said, to signify their commitment to serve with the Makati local government for at least two years after their college graduation.
The initial requirements to be submitted together with the filled-out application form, she said, including the scanned copy of the certification from the senior high school that the scholarship applicant belongs to the top 10 percent of the graduation class of senior high school, and a soft copy of notice of admission from the chosen college or university.
Meanwhile, Binay said the online procedure will be applicable only during this period of modified enhanced community quarantine, and even under general community quarantine.
The city government will revert to the usual application process, once the quarantine measures are lifted.
“Once the government offices are back with the normal routing, the usual application process and submission of requirements will carry on,” she said.
Binay also encouraged the residents to contact the local government via email@example.com, for other concerns and inquiries about the scholarship program. (IA/PNA)