Since school year 2005, Former Speaker Tadao Ngotel began his private scholarship in hopes of helping Ngarchelong students achieve their goals of higher education. This is the 17th year of the Speaker Tadao Ngotel Scholarship which is one of the private scholarship programs administered by Palau National Scholarship Board. It is a one-time award of $500.00 to a student of Ngarchelong citizenship who has just graduated from high school and plans to enroll in college. A student must maintain a gpa of at least 3.0.
In the event that any of the applicants had attended Ngarchelong Elementary School (NES), he/she is given priority consideration. The Speaker Tadao Ngotel Scholarship for this school year 2021-2022 was awarded to Ms. Dekarma R. Haruo, a graduate from Emmaus-Bethania High School, who is now pursuing her nursing degree at Palau Community College here in Palau. She is the daughter of Mr. Philip N. Haruo and Ms. Herelynna Skang. The late Mr. Ngotel strongly supported higher education and his family plans to continue this scholarship for as long as they can.