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Philippine College Scholarships: Dean Julieta D. Tadle Memorial Scholarship

Learning institutions are very much willing to grant financial assistance to students provided the latter fulfill certain conditions.  Besides the usual minimum maintaining average requirement, some scholarships also require that the scholar pursue specific courses during their academic tenure.

Central Escolar University (CEU) has one such scholarship for students who wish to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to everyone:    It’s called the Dean Julieta D. Tadle Memorial Scholarship (henceforth referred to as DJDTMS).  Let’s take a look at the finer details of its system.

The Details in Summary

1. Background:  Currently, DJDTMS is only reserved for a student enrolled in BS Nutrition and Dietetics courses.  I said “a student” because of point number two…

2. Number of Slots:  CEU only offers a single slot for a single student for that student’s entire tenure at the University, making it a highly coveted slot, indeed.  That slot is presently occupied and will be subject to review once that scholar graduates.

3. Application Process:  Simply file your college application at the Application and Placement Department of the office of the Dean of Colleges slash Programs Promotion.  Submit all the required paperwork as listed below.  The process is really no different from applying at CEU normally.

4. Deadlines and testing info/dates:  The deadliest deadlines for submitting all paperwork is the last week of May.  The actual dates for testing tend to vary, but they normally fall on the months of March to May.

5. Required Documents:  With respect to paperwork, the potential scholar needs to present a valid edition of Form 138 and proof of his or her need for financial assistance.  Evidence of the latter will come in the form of the parents’ Income Tax return and/or written certification from the applicant’s barangay captain.

Two forms of written certification are also needed.  The first form must vouch for the applicant’s good moral character; the second one must elaborate on the applicant’s ranking vis-à-vis other graduating students in his or her batch (and must also be signed by the principal of the student’s high school).

6.  Non-tangible requirements:  To be considered eligible for the DJDTMS, applicants must be Filipino citizens.  They must also possess good health and good moral standing.  Finally, they must not be availing of any other forms of financial aid from CEU at the time of their application.  The screening committee will also scrutinize the applicant’s level of participation in extra-curricular activities.

Please note that the applicant’s case will still be subjected to a three-step process of screening and approval by a committee, the CEU Dean and the descendants of Dean Tadle.

Privileges and Obligations

Recipients of this scholarship will relish the reality of having their tuition and other miscellaneous fees waived.  They’ll also receive a book allowance of one thousand pesos per semester, plus a five hundred peso monthly stipend to boot.  To top all of those off, they’ll be awarded an additional three thousand pesos upon graduation, plus an extra two thousand if they manage to graduate with honors.

Lest you think that this is a free lunch, know that CEU will expect them to maintain a minimum weighted average of 2.0 and a minimum of 2.25 on all individual grades.

Personal Contact or Otherwise

Word has it that CEU is working on updating the scholarship details and requirements by next year, so feel free to get in touch with them to check for updates.  Call them at 735-6877 and look for the Project Coordinator, Ms. Lucia D. Gonzales.  You may e-mail her at ldgonzales@ceu.edu.ph.

Alternatively, you may also get in touch with Mr. Roland Ordanez of the Office of Nutrition and Hospitality Management at 7363129.

If you’d rather talk to them in person, dropping by the school is fine, too.  The CEU campus is located at Number 9 Mendiola Street, Manila.

Philippine College Scholarships: CEU Scholarships

In another article, I discussed the details of the Dean Julieta D. Tadle Memorial Scholarship.  While it provides nifty financial assistance for worthy students, some people may find its course and slot requirements too restrictive.

The good news is that Central Escolar University (CEU) also offers other scholarships for honor students coming from other high schools—even if they’re not necessarily interested in Nutrition and Dietetics.  Let’s take a closer look at the nitty-gritty stuff.

The Details in Summary

1. Background:  CEU is offering these scholarships to applicants of any and all courses.

2. Number of Slots:  The number of slots tends to vary for this one.  In fact, the CEU staff mentioned that there is really no strict, set number of slots so long as the applicants meet all the requirements.

3. Application Process:  The same process for the Dean Julieta D. Tadle Memorial Scholarship applies here:  Just file your college application at the Application and Placement Department of the office of the Dean of Colleges slash Programs Promotion and turn in all the required paperwork.

4. Deadlines and testing info/dates:  Like the Dean Julieta D. Tadle Memorial Scholarship, the deadline for submitting all requirements is the last week of May.  Testing usually fall on the months of March to May.

5. Required Documents:  Needed paperwork consists of a valid Form 138 (grades) and tangible proof of the applicant’s need for financial assistance—the latter being the parents’ Income Tax return and/or written certification from the applicant’s barangay captain.

The scholar will also need to present two written certification forms:  one vouching for his or her good moral character and another indicating his or her academic ranking (duly signed by the principal) with respect to the other students in his or her graduating batch.

6.  Non-tangible requirements:  Applicants must be Filipino citizens, first and foremost.  They must also have good health and good moral standing with others.  To keep things fair, they must not be enjoying other forms of CEU-financed assistance at the time of their application.

Privileges, Obligations and Then Some

The benefits available to scholars will depend on their academic standing.  Understandably, valedictorians get to enjoy the full gamut of fee exemption while salutatorians get ninety percent of the total.  First, second and third honorable mention students receive eighty, sixty and fifty percent discounts, respectively.

You may be wondering what the minimum maintaining average is.  There isn’t any—provided you’re not interested in renewing your scholarship the following year, that is.

The scholarship is good for only one year, so students who want to continue enjoying its privileges must earn an average of at least 1.5 (for the partial scholarship) or 1.3(for the total scholarship) in order to qualify for renewal.  If they constantly meet that yearly average, then they may constantly reapply for the scholarship until they graduate.

Personal Contact or Otherwise

The CEU staff have informed me that the information above still applies, yet that may change sometime in the vague future when they bring out an updated set of rules and requirements.

If you’d like to check with CEU, feel free to call them at 735-6877.  Look for Miss Lucia D. Gonzales or Miss Lyka.  You may also e-mail Ms. Gonzales at ldgonales@ceu.edu.ph.  On the other hand, it also helps to visit the University Registrar itself.  The CEU campus is located at number 9 Mendiola Street in Manila.