STAT alumni donate scholarship

UP School of Statistics Alumni Association, Inc. from the UP Diliman (UPD) School of Statistics (STAT) provided financial assistance on Nov. 21 to four deserving students through the Adopt-a-Student program of the UPD Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA).

(From left) OSG Officer-in-Charge Teresita G. Villamor-Barrameda, UPSSAAI President Ma. Josefa Rosario Y. Abanilla, Chancellor Fidel R. Nemenzo, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Louise Jashil R. Sonido, and UPSSAAI Board Member and Chair of the Scholarship Committee Francisco N. de los Reyes of STAT. Photo by Jefferson Villacruz, UPDIO

This academic year (AY) 2022-2023, four incoming undergraduate students (two juniors and two seniors) from the STAT will receive a P5,000 book allowance and a monthly stipend of P5,000 for 10 months (or a P10,000 stipend if they will enroll in the midyear term).

The generous P260,000 donation was from the UP School of Statistics Alumni Association Inc. (UPSSAAI) through their UPSSAAI Financial Assistance Program. It is a grant-in-aid program exclusively for STAT students who are either in junior or senior standing and are from a low-income group.

The funding was coursed through the Adopt-a-Student Program, which is implemented by the UPD Office of Scholarships and Grants (OSG) of the OVCSA.

According to the OVCSA website, this program is exclusive to low-income students who may have lost other grants “due to academic standing or other matters, or those whose current grants/benefits are not sufficient to cover their needs.” From the 2nd semester of AY2013-2014 to the 1st semester of AY2022-2023, 331 students have received financial support from some 30 donors through the Adopt-a-Student Program.—With a report from the OSG