Four Chemical Engineering students from the University of St. La Salle together with their parents signed a Memorandum of Agreement on Tuesday with Coral Bay Nickel Corporation (CBNC) at the USLS University Boardroom.
The Palawan-based company represented by its General Affairs Manager Hidehiko Harada granted Ma. Geonette Chavez, Elria Ronquillo, Roy Roque Rivera Jr., and Ronald Carlo Sadia scholarship grants starting on their fourth year of college to graduation.
The Scholarship Program offers regular semester privileges and benefits which include full payment of tuition fees; book allowance of P6,000; a living allowance( P8000/month); a transportation allowance( P6000/ year); clothing allowance; and miscellaneous allowance.
On their graduation period, the grantees are also entitled of Senior Thesis cash allowance and graduation incentive.
The said scholarship program is limited to Chemical Engineering course whereby CBNC provides the necessary exposure and experience needed by the students.
As stipulated in the signed MOA, CBNC is to provide the necessary financial support to the students, to offer engineering students opportunities within its company relevant exposures, and to ensure employment in the company after graduation.
Before being granted the scholarship, the grantees underwent, together with other applicants, CBNC’s qualifying exam. The top 24 students underwent an interview and only six were privileged to undergo final interview in Palawan before the four were chosen.
Center for External Relations Director Rhoderick Samonte served as master of ceremonies. Witnesses to the MOA signing were Vice Chancellor for Mission and Development Bob Bergante; VC for Academic Affairs Marie Therese Jochico, VC for Finance Jocelyn Aragon; Assistant VC for Academic Affairs Gloria Fuentes; College of Engineeering Dean Wilfredo Lorca; Chemical Engineering Chairperson Leilanie Baltazar; Scholarship and Admission Officer Socorro Faminialagao; and CBNC’s Scholarship Coordinator Mark Louie Terse.