DA BioTech Scholaship Update
07/10/2018

The Central Luzon State University and the Department of Agriculture forged scholarship program: “DA Biotech Program Scholarship Grant to CLSU Students Pursuing Agri-biotechnology and Related Fields” in 2014.

To date, 9 out of 13 DA Biotech Scholars who took up degree programs in Agriculture, Biology and Animal Husbandry has already completed their degree programs. Five (5) of them graduated cum laude and 1 with academic distinction. Three have graduated this semester and only 1 scholar remained active in her last semester extension of her program.

The scholars has to maintain a GPA of 2.00 to remain in the scholarship program. They are also required to conduct and immersion program for 40 hours every semester in agencies (PhilRice and PCC) to hone their skills in the use of Biotechnology for research.

Table 1 below show the performance of the scholars from 2014 to present.

Table 1. Academic performance of the 13 scholars, 2014-2018.

Name of Scholar

Course

Year

GPA

Remarks

Aquino, Katrina E.

BSBio

Graduated 2nd Semester, SY 2017-2018

Banson, Crista Joyce GC.

BSBio

Graduated 2ndSemester, SY 2017-2018

Bulatao, Rizajoy C.

BSA

4th

1.75

College Scholar

Casabar, Jennifer T.

BSBio

Graduated, 2nd Semester, SY 2016-2017 (with Academic Distinction)

Esteban, Noriel B.

BSBio

Graduated cum laude 2nd Semester, SY 2016-2017

Garcia, Kiara V.

BSAH

Graduated cum laude 2nd Semester, SY 2015-2016

Harada, Hannah Lei M.

BSBio

Graduated cum laude 2nd Semester, SY 2016-2017

Jacob, Hener U.

BSAH

Graduated cum laude 2nd Semester, SY 2016-2017

Pranilla, Wilma Angelou P.

BSBio

Graduated 2nd Semester, SY 2017-2018

Santiago, Kier G.

BSA

Graduated cum laude 2nd Semester, SY 2015-2016
2nd Placer, Agriculturist Licensure Examination ‘16


The Scholarship project was initiated by Dr. Melissa E. Agulto as project leader when she was still the Dean of Admissions, now the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and continued by Dr. Theody B. Sayco when he assumed the Dean of Admissions in 2016 till present.