(Period of implementation: 2012-present) With LANDBANK's mandate of helping spur and sustain countryside development, the LANDBANK Gawad Patnubay (Gawad Pag-aaral Tungo sa Maunlad na Bayan) Scholarship Program is an education-to-employment initiative designed to benefit underprivileged, but deserving students who shall specialize in the fields of agriculture and fisheries.
GAWAD PATNUBAY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
About the Scholarship
With LANDBANK's mandate of helping spur and sustain countryside development, the LANDBANK Gawad Patnubay (Gawad Pag-aaral Tungo sa Maunlad na Bayan) Scholarship Program is an education-to-employment initiative designed to benefit underprivileged, but deserving students who shall specialize in the fields of agriculture and fisheries.
The program aims to develop skills in modern agriculture, renew enthusiasm for the agricultural sector, promote sustainable development, and reduce poverty in the countryside through quality education. The scholarship program has since achieved the following milestones:
A LANDBANK scholar is entitled to the following privileges:
The financial assistance provided by the program is funded by about 8,000 LANDBANK employees through voluntary salary contribution with a minimum of one hour’s worth of their salary during the last working day of the year.
Additionally, LANDBANK has a counterpart of 50% of the total funding for the formal education program which enables the program to support 110 scholars each school year.
The scholarship program is open to agriculture students enrolled in our 17 partner state colleges and universities:
E2E Internship Program
Aside from offering educational funding, the Gawad Patnubay Scholarship Program also has an Education-to-Employment (E2E) internship component. E2E opens opportunities for the scholars to prepare them after graduation, and aims to secure agriculture-related jobs for the scholars at the end of the program.
Upon successful program completion, the scholars will participate in a 10-week intensive internship program composed of three weeks of lectures, seminars, and professional and personality development activities at the LANDBANK Head Office in Manila. Additionally, scholars will experience 7 weeks of field work in LANDBANK or in different partner-institutions.
Thus far since 2015, out of the 74 graduates, 68 were able to complete the E2E Internship Program, and are currently working with the following institutions among many others:
Qualifications for the Scholarship
The following may be eligible to apply for the Gawad Patnubay Scholarship Program:
How to Apply
Students who passed the entrance exams or are currently enrolled in one of the 17 partner schools and taking up an agriculture-related course may submit the application form and all the other requirements to the respective University Student Affairs Office on or before the published deadline.
The application form may be downloaded through this link.
The requirements upon submission are the following:
- For incoming 1st year – secondary student’s permanent records or Form 137 with GWA not lower than 85 or its equivalent and no failing grades in any subject; and supporting document/s stating that the applicant has passed the partner school’s entrance exam
- For incoming 2nd year to 3rd year college – summary of grades with a GWA of 2.5 per semester or its equivalent with no grade below 3.0 or its equivalent in any subject
LANDBANK Gawad Patnubay Scholarship Program is one of the Bank’s programs cited as “Outstanding Development Projects” by the Association of Development Financing Institution in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) under the Corporate Social Responsibility category of the ADFIAP Awards 2014.
In 2017, the LANDBANK Gawad Patnubay Scholarship Program was adjudged as the Champion for Best CSR Project by the Bankers Institute of the Philippines (BAIPHIL).
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