With Landbank’s mandate of helping spur and sustain the countryside development, the Landbank Gawad Patnubay (Gawad Pag-aaral Tungo sa Maunlad na Bayan) Scholarship Program was created to provide an education-to-employment initiative designed to benefit underprivileged, but deserving students who shall specialize in the fields of agriculture and fisheries. Over 100 students from various year levels benefited from the program, where some of the Landbank scholars have graduated and participated in the Education-to-Employment (E2E) Internship Program.
The program aims to develop skills in modern agriculture, renew enthusiasm for the agricultural sector, promote sustainable development, and reduce poverty in the countryside through quality education.
Over 100 students from different year levels have already benefited the program. In fact, a total of 40 Landbank scholars graduated, and participated in the Education to Employment Internship Program.
The program aims to develop skills in modern agriculture, renew enthusiasm for the agricultural sector, promote sustainable development and reduce poverty in the countryside through quality education.
Aside from the educational funding, the Gawad Patnubay Scholarship Program also has an E2E internship component. The E2E opens opportunities for the scholars by helping them prepare and secure agriculture related jobs after graduation.
100% subsidy for tuition fees
Very competitive monthly stipend
Yearly book allowance
Research grant and thesis funding
Licensure review and examination subsidy
Financial award for honor students from P30,000 to P50,000 cash incentive
10 week Education-to-Employment (E2E) Internship Program, inclusive of airfare, accommodation, food, and stipend
With special thanks to the sponsors behind the program
The financial assistance is funded by more than 7,000 Landbank employees through voluntary salary contribution with a minimum of one hour worth of their salary during the last working day of the year.
Additionally, Landbank has a counterpart of 50% of the total funding for the formal education program, which enables the program to support 110 scholars each school year.
Benguet State University (BSU)
Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU)
Isabela State University (ISU)
Central Luzon State University (CLSU)
Univeristy of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
Marinduque State College (MSC)
Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA)
UP Visayas (Miag-ao Campus)
Negros Oriental State University (NORSU)
Bohol Island State University (BISU)
Visayas State University (VSU)
Jose Rizal Memorial State University (JRMSU)
Central Mindano Univeristy (CMU)
University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP)
University of Southern Mindanao (USM)
Surigao del Sur State University (SDSSU)
Mindanao State University (MSU)
Must be Filipino citizen.
Have gone through initial screening procedures of partner universities (e.g., entrance exams, submission of required documents, and preliminary interviews, which are standard requirements for enrollment).
Preferably dependents of active members of cooperatives of small farmers and fishers currently being assisted by LANDBANK or LCDFI, or of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) and Agrarian Reform Communities (ARCs).
Must be incoming first-year to third-year students pursing BS Agriculture, BS Fisheries or any agriculture-related disciplines.
With a general weighted average (GWA) of at least 2.5 or its equivalent in each semester, with no grades lower than 3.0 or its equivalent in any subject.
Must not be enjoying any other financial assistance, grant, or scholarship from other external sources (e.g., foundations, government and private scholarships, pre-need educational plans).
Annual family income must not exceed PHP150,000.00 as stated in their BIR income tax return, with exemptions as determined by the project team on a case-to-case basis. For example, parents with four or more children/dependents may have an income that could exceed P150,000.00. This may be taken into consideration when the application is evaluated.
Duly filled-out scholarship application form
Photocopy of the certified true copy of birth certificate PSA certified birth certificate
Two 2”x 2” ID photos
Photocopy of recent ITR of parents or BIR certificate of tax exemption
Certified true copy of grades:
– For incoming 1st year – secondary student’s permanent
records or Form 137 with GWA not lower than 85 or its
equivalent and no failing grades in any subject
– For incoming 2nd year to 3rd year college – summary of
grades with a GWA of 2.5 per semester or its equivalent
with no grade below 3.0 or its equivalent in any subject
Certificate of good moral character coming from the school or university’s Office of Student Affairs
One letter of recommendation from a previous teacher/professor
Current resumé and list of activities, awards, and honors
500-word essay on “Why I am pursuing an agriculture-related career”
Barangay clearance from the applicant’s home barangay
How to apply?
Students who are enrolled in one of the 17 partner schools and taking up an agriculture-related course may submit the application form and all the other requirements to the respective University Student Affairs Office on or before the published deadline.
Download the application here, https://www.landbank.com/sites/default/files/downloads/Application%20Form_Gawad%20Patnubay%20Scholarship.pdf
See the sample application in PDF belowApplication Form_Gawad Patnubay Scholarship
Further reading, https://www.landbank.com/gawad-patnubay-scholarship-program
Or read the brochure in PDF belowGawadPatnubay_3Panel_Brochure_as of 07122017
Submit your application to
The partner schools, if already accepted
For those who are still planning to study,
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
31F Landbank Plaza
1598 MH Del Pilar corner Dr J Quintos Streets
Malate, Manila 1004, Philippines
Telephone: 02 405 7624