SELECT students from the Faculty of Engineering will get full scholarship grants from the Metrobank Foundation and engineering firm Flour Daniel, Inc. for the next five years after a memorandum of agreement with the two companies last September 22.

The grant will fall under the San Martin de Porres Scholarship of the University, which gives financial aid to students who have a general weighed average of 2.25.

Electronics and communications engineering freshmen Kevin Fabregar and Rossini Gacutana were the initial recipients of the full scholarship grant for this semester. Under the agreement, Metrobank and Flour Daniel will finance the education of two first-year students every school year.

The application procedure for the grant is similar to the San Martin Scholarship, except that Metrobank and Flour Daniel would require a clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation and a medical certificate from the applicants.

Other requirements are certificate of non-filing or income tax return certificate of the parents of the applicant, certified true copy of grades from the dean’s office, certificate of good moral character, a photocopy of the UST registration form, and 2×2 picture.

Allan Theo Hernandez, UST coordinator for scholarship grants, said Metrobank and Flour Daniel were willing to increase the number of their Thomasian scholars every year.

“They are planning to increase their recipients in the Faculty of Engineering, but that would not cover the computer courses like information system, information technology, and computer science,” said Hernandez.

He said the scholarship is a “none-commitment grant,” which meant that scholars would not be required to work for Flour Daniel or Metrobank after graduation.

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