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UPD students receive scholarships


In photo are: front row, from left to right, Banzon, Saloma, Woo-In Lee, Shin-Je Cho, Tan and Villagonzalo. Seated from left to right are Sung Woo Rim, Custodio, Francisco, Lopez, Biscocho, Benitez, Salomon, Sayo, Aquino, Valderamos, Morales, Bucao and Gonzalo.

(July 10)—Eleven UPD students were granted scholarships by the Pohang Iron and Steel Company (POSCO) TJ Park Foundation through its POSCO Asia Fellowship program in ceremonies held at the UP Asian Center compound last July 10.

Kenee Kaiser S. Custodio, Julie Anne A. Francisco, Melissa Luz T. Lopez, Jessica Ruth G. Biscocho, Dana Lee M. Benitez, Gillie May S. Salomon, Chastine Joy S. Sayo, Samantha Green R. Aquino, Keren R. Valderamos, Carem Ruth R. Morales and Mark Aldine F. Bucao each received a certificate of scholarship.

According to its website, the POSCO Asia Fellowship is one of the foundation’s major programs, with the aim to “provide financial aid to students, support academic research, and boost literary activities in order to enhance mutual understanding and collaborative exchanges between Asian countries” by “nurturing prospective young leaders from Asian countries and encouraging exchanges and collaborations between intellectuals and in the Asia region.”

At the awarding ceremonies were UPD Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Ma. Corazon J. Tan, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Ronald. S. Banzon, Office of Extension Coordination Director Cristine Villagonzalo and Office of Scholarships and Student Services OIC Asst. Prof. Richard Philip A. Gonzalo.

Representing the foundation and its affiliates were Woo-In Lee, Executive Vice President of the POSCO TJ Park Foundation, Inc. and Shin-Je Cho, President of the POSCO/Philippine-Manila Processing Center, Inc. and Sung Woo Rim, Senior Manager at POSCO-PMPC.—AKR