A nationwide undertaking that will benefit college students who wish to pursue (or are pursuing) Bachelor of Science in Agriculture or agriculture-related courses.
Offered initially in the following universities:
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
Central Luzon State University (CLSU)
Visayas State University (VSU)
Central Mindanao University CMU)
University of Southern Mindanao (USM)
Open for incoming first-year, second-year and third-year college students. For 2nd Semester 2013, the scholarship is open to 2nd & 3rd year candidates only.
The scholars will be given a 100% subsidy for tuition, monthly stipend, and book allowance.
Internship opportunities can be made available at IRRI and LANDBANK upon review of application.
Depending on the budget balance for each scholar, a research grant/ thesis funding not to exceed a one-time grant of PHP30,000.00 may be provided through the scholarship.
The graduates shall be obliged to render service to the agricultural sector for a minimum period of one (1) year, either in government institutions or partners of LANDBANK in the private sector (e.g., cooperatives and microfinance institutions).
Successful graduates may be given priority in employment by the Bank and its subsidiaries, provided they meet the qualification requirements of the position.