A lot of the scholarships we know of tend to favor freshmen, yet there are grants out there specifically for students of higher levels. For those of you who are majoring in Tourism, the Asian Institute of Tourism (AIT) offers financial assistance for deserving juniors and seniors via its scholarship of the same name (the AITS).
If Tourism is your cup of tea, then the AIT is the place to visit. It bears the distinction of being the first school to offer a four-year Tourism course in South East Asia. The institute’s mission vision involves promoting tourism, training the industry leaders of tomorrow and creating the necessary environment where both can take place.
Its scholarship is granted to four students—two Filipinos and two foreign students—who are in their third or fourth year of the BS Tourism program. For the most part, privileges for both parties are the same. Grantees receive a book allowance of 350 pesos per semester. All school fees are waived.
The only real difference between Filipino and foreign students lies in their living allowance: the former receive 800 pesos a month while the latter receive 1,500 pesos a month.
Aspiring grantees must meet the following criteria:
- They must be BS Tourism majors in their junior or senior year.
- The Filipino applicants’ parents’ gross annual income most not exceed 100,000 pesos.
- They need to have obtained a minimum general weighted of 2.00, with none of the following grades or conditions in the semester prior to their application:
- unremoved status
- They must not be a recipient of any other scholarship grant.
The Asian Institute of Tourism asks potential grantees for the following paperwork:
- the true copy of their grades
- a fully accomplished application form
- their parents’ income tax return for the previous year
The qualifications of this grant are also its obligations: the institute expects scholars to earn a minimum average of 2.00 every semester, with no grade of 4.00, 5.00, “Incomplete” or “Unremoved” in order to renew their scholarship.
The first step is to secure the application form in person. You may get this from one of two sources: the Office of Scholarships and Student Services in Vinzons Hall of UP Diliman or the Office of the Institute Secretary located in the AIT Building along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City. Kindly go here for directions to the latter venue.
Complete the form and submit it and all other necessary documents to the UP Diliman Office of Scholarships and Student Services (OSSS). The OSSS will take care of preliminary screening while the AIT Admissions and Scholarships Committee will make the final decisions. The latter may make use of such screening tools as essay exams and face-to-face interviews.
If you have any questions about the grant, feel free to contact the institute at (632) 922-3894, (632) 928-3327 or (632) 981-8500 local 2796, 2799 or 2800. E-mail goes to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.