By: Anthony S. Trayco
Editorial Assistant, Publications & Information Office
     IN THE PHOTOS: During the pandemic, Northern Iloilo State University administered a two-day release of CHED grants to over 832 new and continuing grantees at the University Gymnasium, August 23-24.
     The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UNiFAST) continue to make Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) stipends available to grantees enrolled in private higher education institutions (PHEIs) and state universities and colleges (SUC's) to further deliver grant-in-aid program to qualified beneficiaries across the region.
     Dr. Jeff George V. Delima III, Director, Office of the Student Affairs and Services, welcome the presence of Hon. Binky Tupas Board Member, 5th District of Iloilo, alongside Atty. James G. Baldomo, Chief of Staff, Office of the Congressman, as they deliver their messages of gratitude and inspiration before NISU scholars. Delima further elucidated the efforts contributed by the latter significant individuals in the NIPSC's universityhood.
     In Hon. Binky Tupas message, the board member drew attention to "appreciation of opportunities," noting that everything came after God's provision.
     "Dream big and never stop aiming for greater heights, indi niyo gid pagbay-i ang oportunidad nga ginahatag sa inyo" the Board Member, said.
     Subsequently, Dr. Bobby D. Gerardo, University President, noted the additional educational measures the university is planning to extend in the studentry, which include incentives for top graduates to help them in preparation for board examinations, NISU system's facility improvement, laboratory innovations, and internationalization of students and faculty.
     Safety health protocols were observed throughout the distribution of educational assistance.
     "The scholarship to me is a big help as I take my chosen degree here in the university," Candice B. Añano, a BS Civil Engineering graduating grantee, shared in an interview with NISU PIO.