DSWD partner with Manila Business College give free college education to poor


An April 5, 2011 press release by the Department of Social Welfare and Development
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Manila Business College (MBC) have teamed up to provide free college education to qualified but underprivileged students. They have sealed their partnership through the signing of a memorandum of agreement recently at the DSWD-Central Office, Batasan Pambansa Complex in Quezon City.
Under the tie-up program, the DSWD shall disseminate information about the MBC Unlimited Scholarship Program to all its program beneficiaries, and pre-select and endorse qualified student-applicants to the MBC.
The MBC, on the other hand, shall provide available scholarship slots for DSWD beneficiaries. The applicants must have a high school general point average (GPA) of 82.5 percent and above to qualify for the scholarship examination.
The college scholarship offered by the MBC is good for one school year and may be renewed subject to maintaining the required general point average.
For school year 2011-2012, endorsement of student-candidates will run from April 1 to April 30, 2011. Interested DSWD beneficiaries may call the Program Management Bureau at telephone numbers 951-7437 or 931-8101 locals 408 and 409.