Pisay director urges students to pursue science career

SAN FERNANDO CITY – Dr. Ronnalee N. Orteza, Director of the Philippine Science High School (PSHS)-Ilocos Region Campus has urged  high school students to apply for scholarships with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to become tomorrow’s world-class Filipino scientists.

Orteza made the pitch during the Science and Technology fora dubbed, “Nasa Syensya ang Pagasa! Maging DOST Iskolar Ka!” which was participated in by various students and representatives  from local government units in La Union  which was held at the Jollibee Function Hall here on July 29, 2016.

“We are the leading science high school in the Asia Pacific Region, preparing our scholars to become globally-competitive Filipino scientists equipped with 21st century skills and imbued with the core values of truth, excellence, and service to the nation,” she said.

Applicants should be a grade 6 elementary pupil from a school duly recognized by the Department of Education. Once screened, they will have to pass  a national competitive examination before being accepted into the program. For this year, the examination will be held on October 22, 2016.

Orteza added that Pisay offers free tuition, monthly stipend and loan of available textbooks to scholar awardees. Also, a monthly living allowance determined by the scholarship committee and approved by the Board of Trustees shall be given to those who deserve financial  assistance.

“I hope we can convince you, including friends and relatives of this school year’s high school seniors to help build a technology-driven future for the country,” Ortesa said. (By: Monette H. Herrera, Project Assistant II)