By Rhealyn C. Pojas
Ten students who are off to study abroad received scholarship grants from the IP&E on Thursday, August 23.
The awarding of a grant worth $5,000 was conducted yesterday with the partnership of the Palau National Scholarship Board (PNSB).
From the pool of applicants, 10 students namely Britney Blaluk, David Fakatou, Harriete Herman, Masasinge Hideos, Valene Joseph, Jedidah Masahiro, Justice Remoket, Millena Seid, River Thomas, and Ashley Umetaro were chosen based on official scholarship criteria.
The students who availed of the scholarship met qualifications such as being a Palauan citizen, having a full-time status, a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.5 for College Freshmen, a CGPA of 3.00 for College Sophomores, and a CGPA of 2.75 for Junior or Senior students in College, among others.
PNSB Scholarship Coordinator Chur Oiph, in an interview with Island Times yesterday, August 23, said that IP&E had been partnering with them in the past 23 years to give assistance to Palauan students who are going abroad to study. Each year, IP&E donates $5,000 to PNSB for the scholarship, Oiph said.
Students who had previously received an IP&E scholarship could still re-apply in another year to be able to avail of the program.