WMFC grants scholarship to indigent students PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 14:08

The Western Mindanao Foundation College, an educational           institution in the city, grants scholarship to students belonging to indigent families.

There are 25 service indigent scholars studying in this institution of learning. They have chosen the courses that each one of them would like to pursue.

These are the courses that are offered:  2 years in Hotel and Restaurant Management, 2 years Information Technology, 4 years AB Major in Social Science, 4 years AB Major in Cooperative Management, and 2 years in Computer Science.

The college scholarship program has been primarily conceived to give opportunities to students of indigent families in Zamboanga City to acquire college education for them to earn a college degree.

According to Mr. Diolito G. Sonido, founder and president of the said college,  more slots for scholarship will be opened in the near future.

Prof. Corazon M. Dela Torre, the College Guidance Coordinator and a former principal of Southern City Colleges, said the scholars get free tuition fees for every semester amounting to P 9,000.

The scholars in return maintain their good grades and render ten hours janitorial service to the school during their spare time.

Just very recently, the Western Mindanao Foundation College celebrated its 11th Foundation celebration last Sept. 26 to Oct., 2012 with this theme, “Journey to the new Horizon.”

There are more than 400 students enrolled in this institution. The college has a highly competent teaching staff who have teaching experiences in big colleges and universities in the city. Five of the teaching staff are holders of Doctor of Education Degree.

This institution has partners abroad to assist their graduates for job placement. Most of the scholars are children of urban poor families in this city.

Ms. Ma. Luz Gerundio, treasurer of the City Wide Urban Poor Council of Zamboanga City, has been commended for her efforts in recommending these students to the college president, Dr. Diolito G. Sonido, who is also an urban poor leader in this city.