SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Introduction

The emergent economic recession has made access to education even more difficult to the vast majority of financially underprivileged Filipinos. More and more students depend on assistance from the government, NGOs, private institutions and benevolent individuals for their education as the rate of unemployment increases every year. Schools are increasingly challenged to expand if not sustain resources for scholarships to accommodate the growing number of disadvantaged students applying for admission.

As a Catholic educational institution, La Consolacion College Bacolod upholds the value of compassion and provides every available educational opportunity to poor but deserving students with its wide array of scholarship grants and educational assistance. The school maintains a Scholarship Program which ensures the expansion and proper appropriation of resources so that scholarships are afforded to a greater number of beneficiaries every year.

Generally, the school appropriates budget from its annual institutional fund to sustain scholarships across all levels. The school however is basically dependent on tuition fees, which mean that the depleting number of students who can afford private education relatively poses an alarming threat to the sustainability of the program. More than ever, the school is challenged to expand its resources from both internal and external benefactors.

The Scholarship Program is taken charge by the Scholarship Coordinator (SC) who reports directly to the School President. The SC works with the sponsors of scholarship program and the admission committee which is composed of the VP for Academic Affairs and the Academic Team and other offices serving the admission.

The SC facilitates the recruitment, selection and promotion of scholars and implements the standards, policies and procedures. Occasionally, the SC meets with the scholarship benefactors and the Admission Committee for consultation and coordination.

The Scholarship Program

Generally, scholarships at La Consolacion College Bacolod are reserved for students who demonstrate financial need with special qualifications, such as academic, athletic or artistic talent. There are also scholarships for average students that focus on qualities besides academic merit.

Financial discounts are awarded to students who have shown loyalty to La Consolacion College Bacolod and other members of the Association of Schools of the Augustinian Sisters or relatives of the any Augustinian Sister of the Our Lady of Consolation.

There are three categories of scholarships according to the source of funds.

  • Institutional Scholarships are those that are financed by the school through the annual institutional budget fall under.
  • Government Scholarships are those that are granted by the government to private education institutions.
  • Special Scholarships are those that are provided by the NGOs, private institutions, stakeholders and sponsoring individuals.

Scholarship Programs

  1. Kinds of Scholarships
  • Institutional Scholarships
    • Institutional Scholarships are divided into two sub-categories according to residency. New students can apply for the scholarship programs that fall under the Entrance Scholarship Category. There are scholarships however that required students' stay in LCCB for at least one semester. Applicants to this scholarship are evaluated based on admirable performance in LCCB.
      1. Entrance Scholarships
        • Academic Achievement (for honor students)
        • Special Merit
        • ARFIEN Art-on-the-Spot Scholarship
        • ASAS Graduate's Privilege
        • ASOLC Scholarship
        • Bishop's Privilege (Diocese of Bacolod)
        • Involvement in Co-Curricular Activities
        • President's Scholarship
        • School Personnel's Privilege
        • Student Assistants
      2. Residency Scholarships
        • Academic College
        • Academic-IS
        • Chorale
        • Dance Arts
        • Publication
        • Sports
        • Supreme Student Government Scholarship
      3. Government Scholarships
        • Government Scholarships are programs granted through the government agencies such as the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Department of Education (DepED). These agencies handle recruitment and selection of scholars and their programs may vary depending on their priorities and budget.
      4. Special Scholarships
        • Although special scholarships are facilitated by the school, it is the agency that approves the applications and determines the number of scholars every year. Scholarship programs and grants under this category may increase or decrease depending on the sponsors.
          1. Alumni Scholarship Grant
          2. Gado Jalandoni Foundation Scholarship

      General Guidelines

      1. Scholarships are non-cumulative and non-transferable. Scholarship privileges are available only during the regular academic year, excluding summer.
      2. No student shall enjoy a plurality of scholarships at the same time.
      3. Special scholarship earned in one course (curriculum) is not transferable to another course (curriculum).
      4. Scholarship shall be given after completion of requirements for the respective scholarship and upon favorable recommendation of the evaluation of the Scholarship Coordinator
      5. Scholarships are only in terms of tuition fee privileges.
      6. All institutional scholarships will only cover up to maximum of twenty one (21) units and the minimum number of units will be based on the prescribed curriculum except for student assistant scholarship which is based on fifteen (15) units earned in academic subjects during the preceding regular term.
      7. Scholarships are renewable every semester.

    2. General Procedure of Application for New and Existing Applicants

    APPLICATION
     
    PROCESSING
     
    RESULT
    • New/Existing
    • Submission of Complete Requirements
    • Evaluation
    • Approval
    • Facilitation
    • Coordination
    • Endorsement
    • Information Dissemination
    • Contract Signing
    • Reporting

    3. General Application Period

    • First Semester: 3rd Week of February - last working day of June
    • Second Semester: 3rd Week of July - last working day of November