P. Velez Foundation to grant scholarship to 2 CU studes

By Charlie L. Simon

With the aim of keeping the legacy of Paterno and Devina Velez alive while at the same time helping poor but deserving students, the Paterno Velez Foundation through its President, Ms Marinela N. Velez will be granting scholarships to two Capitolians through a Memorandum of Understanding which she signed with Capitol University’s Executive Vice President, Dr. Fe R. Juarez, last April 19, 2012 at the same university.

The scholarship will cater to one Business Administration student in honor of Mr. Paterno Velez who was a noted Kagay-anon businessman during his time, and one Teacher Education student in honor of his wife, Devina, who believed in the importance of the roles teachers play in society.

To be eligible for the said scholarship, an applicant must be single, carries the regular load per semester, has a general average of 2.0 with no grade/s below 2.75 and must not have any failing marks or dropped subjects. Also the applicant must be poor but deserving, has the desire to finish college, has a good moral character and can communicate well in the English language, both technical and verbal.

Since the program will be effective this coming school year, any interested applicant may visit the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) for applicants anytime before the end of May. Also, the Paterno Velez Foundation will assist the Capitol University Museum of Three Cultures in setting up a room to keep the legacy of the late Paterno and Devina Velez.

“…She [Ms Velez] would want to continue the legacy of her parents by giving back to society and I think that is the right thing to do,” said Dr. Fe R. Juarez, Executive Vice President of the said university.

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