PAHK offers scholarship grants

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PAHK officers with ConGen Catalla

THE Philippine Association of Hong Kong (PAHK) is offering college scholarship grants to qualified beneficiaries/ dependents of Hong Kong-based Filipino domestic workers as homage to their hard
work and sacrifices.

The financial assistance will be used to cover the cost of tuition, books and other related expenses for the current school year. This is the PAHK’s way of thanking fellow overseas workers for their invaluable contribution to the country, and helping their children finish university in order to have better career prospects.

The program is open to Filipino domestic workers currently employed in Hong Kong. Qualified applicants should have been working in Hong Kong for at least 15 years at the time of application and have children graduating from college in school year 2015-2016.

The beneficiaries should be enrolled in any degree programs at any university in the Philippines.

Other requirements include: Proof of employment in Hong Kong (HK ID, working visa, contract); proof of relationship with dependent student (birth certificate); and certification that student will
graduate this school year (transcript).

Successful applicants will receive a one-time financial aid of HK$4,000. A total of eight beneficiaries will be chosen by PAHK.

Application forms can be obtained in Worldwide Plaza at the Smart Pinoy (Shop 109), Afreight (Shop 372), Ayala Land (Shop 331), BPI Remit (Shop 115), PNB Global (Shop 101), and at Peya Travel (Shop 344).

In Admiralty, applicants can get the forms at the United Centre shops of Metro Remit (Shop 2038) and Prime Credit (Shop 2026).

Those in Tsim Sha Tsui East can get theirs from the Philippine Airlines office at Shop 6, G/F, East Ocean Centre.

The deadline for submission of required documents is on or before 1 November 2015. An interview will be arranged after preliminary selection by the PAHK Board of Directors, with preference given to students in good academic standing. The grant will be awarded in December 2015.

For more information, please contact 9860-9709, 5213-3588, 6143-0587 or 9773-1054.