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Paz Márquez-Benítez Scholarship

Paz Márquez-Benítez Scholarship

Scholarship Background

Paz Márquez-Benítez (1894–1983) was a Filipina short-story writer. Born in 1894 in Lucena City, Quezon. Marquez – Benítez authored the first Filipino modern English language short story, Dead Stars, published in the Philippine Herald in 1925. Born into the prominent Marquez family of Quezon province, she was among the first generation of Filipino people trained in the American education system which used English as the medium of instruction. She graduated high school in Tayabas High School now, Quezon National High School and college from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1912. “Marquez”Benitez. She was a member of the first freshman class of the University of the Philippines, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1912.

Two years after graduation, she married UP College of Education Dean Francisco Benítez with whom she had four children.

Though she only had one more published short story after “Dead Stars” entitled “A Night In The Hills”, she made her mark in Philippine literature because her work is considered the first modern Philippine short story.

The Paz Márquez-Benítez Scholarship was established in 1991. The donors for this scholarship are Ms. Virginia Benitez-Licuanan and her children.

Scholarship Benefits

must be a natural born citizen;
must have a weighted average of at least “2.5” with no grade of “5” or unremoved “4”; parents’ annual gross income does not exceed P 100,000.00.

Scholarship Qualifications

school fees up to P 4,500.00;
book allowance -P 1,000.00;
support allowance – P 2,000.00.

Scholarship Requirements

scholarship is renewable every semester.

Renewal: “2.50”

Number of Slots


Scholarship Application Schedule

Application Period Exam Schedule Scholarship Results Date
June no examinations to be announced by UP Diliman OSSS

Scholarship Exam Coverage

  • none


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