The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) announced Tuesday that it renewed its scholarship program for educators of Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs) who wish to pursue graduate studies in the United States of America.
CHED Chairman Prospero De Vera on Monday inked a new agreement with US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim for the CHED-Fulbright scholarship program.
“This new agreement continues this valuable and mutually beneficial partnership between the two countries,” De Vera said in a statement.
“Currently, we have 18 scholars who have already completed their program and are expected to render return service to their respective sending higher education institutions,” he added.
The CHED chairman himself is a Fulbright scholar.
The new agreement allows Filipino faculty members in colleges and universities to study graduate degree and non-degree programs in US universities.
The scholarship covers tuition, non-academic fees, monthly allowance, airfare, and other support funds amounting to $77,250 for a period of two years.
The first batch of scholarship grants was awarded by CHED and the Philippine-American Educational Foundation (PAEF) to 17 Filipino higher education faculty and staff in November 2016.
The Fulbright program, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946, is one of the most widely recognized scholarships in the world.
Over 3,000 Filipinos have received Fulbright grants since 1948 allowing them to study, teach, and conduct research in the US.
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