Scholarships, Grants and Loans

A. FCU-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS

1. Academic Scholarship 
a.Entrance Scholar

100% Tuition Discount granted to elementary and secondary schools Valedictorians.
50% Tuition Discount granted to elementary and secondary schools Salutatorians.
25% Tuition Discount granted to secondary schools First to Third Honorable Mention.

Entering freshmen whose average grade is 88% and above will be granted tuition discount upon passing the Entrance and OLSAT exams.

The discount is for one semester only for entering Freshmen High School Student and One Semester only for entering Freshmen College Students after which the grantees may apply for academic scholarship.

Requirements:
a. Form 138
b. Certificate from the Principal as to class rank/honors
c. Copy of Birth Certificate (SECPA-NSO)
d. If married, Certificate of Marriage License (Certified True Copy)
e. Admission/Qualifying Exam Result from the Guidance Office
f. NCAE Result
g. 2 x 2 recent ID picture (1)

b. Academic Scholar

The scholarship is granted to academically qualified continuing students from secondary to college.
100% Tuition Discount to Secondary First Honors, and College Students enrolled in at least 18 units during the current semester with a General Weighted Average of 1.25 or above and with no grade lower than 1.5
50% 
Tuition Discount to Secondary Second Honors, and College Students enrolled in at least 18 units during the current semester with a General Weighted Average of 1.26-1.5 and with no grade lower than 1.75.

2.Sports/Athletic Scholarship

Guidelines, Policies, Requirements, Rules and Regulations
A. Requirements for new applicants:

a) Form 137/Transcript of Records (Photocopy)
b) Try-out with coach’s assessment and endorsement
c) Endorsement/Recommendation from the previous Coach
d) Certificates, awards, pictures, identification cards, or other records to support accomplishments

Note: Basic Education is yearly renewal while Higher Education is semestral renewal

B. The distribution of benefits will be based on:
a) Palaro Athletes (Basic Education) /National Athletes (Higher Education)

• Non-medalist/medalist – 100% or 21 units respectively with selected miscellaneous items such as Registration Fee, Library Fee, Developmental Fee, and Laboratory Fee.
• Athletes are required to take a maximum of 21 units only per semester.
• Incomplete (Lapsed subject), dropped or failed subjects will be charged to the account of the athlete.
• Athletes should comply with the number of Training Sessions required by the coach three (3) times a week, two (2) hours per session; with an average of twelve (12) sessions per month. Maximum of 3 accumulated absences in a month

First offense – verbal warning
Second offense – written official warning
Third offense – dropped from the team and benefits revoked. Unless otherwise the athlete present a valid excuse letter

• Athletes should be given priority in choosing his/her schedule of classes to prevent conflict with his/her practice/training. This will depend on the training schedule set and implemented by the coach.
• Regular scholars and trainees who are enrolled in the basic P.E. subjects are exempted from their P.E. classes after presenting their exemption letter signed by the Sports Coordinator.
• The coach has the right to make necessary changes/ recommendations regarding the benefits of his/her athletes.
• Upon the recommendation of the coach, the Sports Coordinator reserves the right to disqualify and revoke the membership and sports benefits of an athlete for any misleading information about his/her academic qualification and status.

b) WVRAA/WVPRISAA Athletes

Medals Basic Education Higher Education
* Gold 100% Free Tuition 21 Units Free Tuition
* Silver 75% Free Tuition 18 Units Free Tuition
* Bronze 50% Free Tuition 15 Units Free Tuition

c) Local

With Good Standing 25%-45% Free Tuition
Regional Non-Medalist 12-14 Units Free Tuition

d) International medalist follow the benefits on a, b, and c. The grant is given based on what level does the athlete belong.

C. The athlete should pass the academic requirement (60%) 18 to 30 units, (70%) 13 to 17 units, (100%) 12 units minimum of his/her total academic load. When there is failure to comply, a warning will be officially issued by the coach. The next time the athlete fails to meet the said requirement, he/she will be dropped from the team and shall pay his/her tuition and fees.

D. Athletes are required to take a maximum of 21 units only per semester.

E. Incomplete (Lapsed subject), dropped or failed subjects will be charged to the account of the athlete.

F. Athletes should comply with the number of Training Sessions required by the coach three (3) times a week, two (2) hours per session; with an average of twelve (12) sessions per month. Maximum of 3 accumulated absences in a month
First offense – verbal warning
Second offense – written official warning
Third offense – dropped from the team and benefits
revoked. Unless otherwise the athlete present a valid excuse letter

G. Athletes should be given priority in choosing his/her schedule of classes to prevent conflict with his/her practice/training. This will depend on the training schedule set and implemented by the coach.

H. Regular scholars and trainees who are enrolled in the basic P.E. subjects are exempted from their P.E. classes after presenting their exemption letter signed by the Sports Coordinator.

I. The coach has the right to make necessary changes/ recommendations regarding the benefits of his/her athletes.

J. Upon the recommendation of the coach, the Sports Coordinator reserves the right to disqualify and revoke the membership and sports benefits of an athlete for any misleading information about his/her academic qualification and status.

3. Hillside Echo Scholarship

100% Tuition Discount is given to the Editor-in-Chief of the official school publication, The Hillside Echo.Requirement:
Certification from the Hillside Echo Adviser that the applicant is the current Editor-in-Chief of The Hillside Echo.

4. FCUSR Scholarship

100% Tuition Discount is given to the duly elected President of the FCU Student Republic.Requirement:
Certification from the FCUSR Adviser that the applicant is the current President of the FCU Student Republic.

5. ROTC Corps Commander Scholarship

100% Tuition Discount is given to the Corps Commander, FCU ROTC Unit.Requirement:
Certification from the FCU-ROTC Unit Commandant that the applicant is the current Corps Commander of the FCU ROTC Unit.

6. Ms. Filamer Christian University Scholarship

100% Tuition fee discount given to the Ms. Filamer Christian University for One (1) Academic Year during her reign.

7. Josefa Abiertas Student Assistance Fund (JASAF)

Named after Josefa Abiertas, it is a one-time grant for tuition, miscellaneous or old accounts of students:• Whose parent’s income is P 5,000/month or less
• Who have no failing or incomplete grade
Who are experiencing financial difficulties due to the effects of natural calamities, death/incapacity of parents or guardian.

8. CBPS Scholarship

100% Tuition Discount to those who will enroll in AB Theology.
Admission Requirements:1. Form 138 (for incoming Freshmen)
2. Transcript of Records (for transferees)
3. Certificate of Good Moral Character
4. Written Personal Testimony
5. Copy of Birth Certificate (SECPA-NSO)
6. Copy of Marriage License (if married)
7. Medical Certificate from the University Physician
8. Recommendation of Church Pastor where he/she is a member.
9. Written Parents’ Consent
10. Personal Interview of the Committee

Grade Requirements/Responsibilities of the Grantee:

1. First year students whose grade is equivalent to 83-85% or 2.25, will be granted 50% discount on tuition fees.
2. Maintain the grade level of 2.25 or 83-85% in all subjects for full scholarship grant from second year onward.
3. Grantee should carry the regular load per semester as prescribed in the curriculum.
4. In case the grantee drops out of school within the semester period, the Grantee shall pay the school full tuition fees except in case of death or failure of health as evidenced by medical certificate.
5. Grantees who plan to shift to other courses will refund the full amount of the scholarship granted.
6. After graduation, the grantee shall serve a church or church-related institution under the Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches (CPBC), for at least two years. The transcript of records shall be released after compliance of this requirement.

9. Pastors’ and Ministers’ Privileges

The children of full-time pastors of the Convention of the Philippine Baptist Churches, Inc. who have no other full-time employment, are recipients of the following privileges:100% tuition discount for the 1st child
2/3 % tuition discount for the 2nd child
1/3% tuition discount for the 3rd child

In case of death or permanent mental or physical disability of a Pastor who has actively served the Church, his/her children be granted a Pastor’s Kids Scholarship of one child for every ten (10) years of service.
Requirements:
a. CBMA/CBMA Chapter Certification
b. Birth certificate
c. Letter of call of the parent pastor
d. Pastor’s kids shall maintain passing grades every semester. In case the grantee will obtain a “failing grade” or “dropped”, the scholarship/discount will be suspended in the succeeding semester.

Pastors who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts major in Community Development or BEED with specialization in Pre-School Education receives the following tuition discount:
75% for the pastors and ministers with monthly income of P3,000 and below.
50% for pastors and ministers with monthly income of P3,001 and above.
10. Work Study Program Organization

A program for financially handicapped but deserving college students especially those from the grass roots society. 100% discount on tuition fee is granted in exchange of 4 hours service rendered daily from Monday to Friday, to students with a maximum of 21 units study load.

The grant is good for one (1) semester and renewable upon approval of application for extension, after evaluation of performance, and academic record. WSPO scholars are expected to serve their respective communities after graduation.

Requirements:
a. Application Letter address to WSPO Coordinator
b. Parents’ Consent to join the FCU – WSPO
c. Pastor’s Recommendation
d. Photocopy of Form 138 (General Average of 82% & above)
e. Photocopy of Income Tax Return or its equivalent as proof of Annual Income.
f. Photocopy of Birth Certificate
g. Photocopy of Medical Certificate
h. Certificate of Good Moral Character
i. Preferably average in the result of School Ability Test

11. Discounts granted

A. Faculty and Staff DiscountA. discount is given to the dependents of the Faculty and Staff.

1st child- 100% tuition discount
2nd child- 75% tuition discount
3rd child- 50% tuition discount

B. Family Discount

A discount is given to the siblings in a family of:
3 children – 20% tuition discount each
2 children – 10% tuition discount each

C. Cash Discount 5% on tuition fees 
D. CEH Personnel Dependents 10% on tuition fees 
E. Children of Media Practitioner 10% on tuition fees

B. OUTSIDE-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS/FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

1. FCC-AAI Scholarship

Recognizing the need to contribute to the school’s pursuit for excellent education, the Association has established the scholarship program to give opportunity to deserving students acquire a degree.

For the criteria and requirements for the scholarship, applicants may inquire from the Scholarship Committee of the Association.

2. FCCAA- Manila Chapter Scholarship

A scholarship given to a deserving student in the College of Education. This is sponsored by the FCC Alumni Association Manila Chapter. Selection of the grantee is done by the association.

3. FCCAA – Illinois Chapter FAITH SCHOLARSHIP

Filamer Assistance and Investment to Humanity (FAITH) scholarship program sponsored by the FCC Alumni Association Illinois Chapter, USA. Granted to poor, needy but deserving student, the program gives a financial assistance of P 10,000.00 per semester until the student completes a degree.

Requirements: 
1. The applicant must have an average grade of 87% and above.
2. Parent’s ITR stating that annual income is not more than P 50,000.00.
3. Once enrolled, a maintaining grade of 2.25 in all subjects is required and no failing grade during the entire duration of the scholarship.
4. Only high school graduates will be considered and shifting to other courses is not allowed.

4. Joaquin Diaz-Dumagpi Scholarship

The donor is Mr. Joaquin Diaz Dumagpi, an alumnus, High School Batch ’62. He is based in the United States of America, and is in the Home Care business. The scholarship is aimed to ease the financial difficulty of poor, needy but deserving students preferably members of the Work Study Program by assisting them pay for their miscellaneous and other fees.
Criteria: 
a. Must be a member of the WSPO
b. Preferably a member of a CPBC related churches.
c. Must have a grade of 82% and above.

5. Madeleine Roxas-Relano Scholarship

The scholarship program is established by Mr. Fernando Roxas in memory of his beloved wife, the late Madeleine Relano-Roxas, a member of HS Batch ’68, and former Dean of the FCC College of Nursing. The grant is a full scholarship to students with academic excellence and with high aptitude for the nursing profession so as to contribute to the maintenance of excellent quality nursing education of Filamer Christian University.

Selection of the scholar is done by the donor based on the following criteria: 
a. Preferably a graduate of the FCC Secondary Department
b. Preferably a member of a CPBC related church.
c. Must belong to the upper 20 percent of the graduating class.

6. Dr. Heinz and Anita Leutke Foundation Scholarship

The foundation was established on August 11, 1989, by Dr. Heinz Leutke and it’s preamble charter states “In remembrance of my wife (Anita) and in furtherance of the goals we shared, I endow this Foundation for the education of needy and particularly gifted children and youth though out the world, without regard to race, occupation, gender, or religion”. The Foundation’s office is in Strasschensweg 3-53113 Bonn, Germany.

The Foundation selects its scholars based on its criteria. Application for the scholarship is made through its Coordinator for Capiz.

7. Parents, Teachers and Employees Association (PTEA)

Tuition assistance granted to poor but deserving college, high school, and elementary students except grade I.
Criteria:
a. A family income of not more than P 30,000.00 per annum
b. For college applicants, he/she must have a general average of 88% and no grade lower than 82% in any subject.
c. For high school and elementary applicants, he/she must have a general average of at least 87% and no grade lower than 82%.
d. Must be of good moral character.
e. Must be of good health and mentally fit.
f. Must not be a recipient of any other scholarship grants.

The scholarship is on a yearly/semestral basis, therefore scholars need to apply every end of the term. Disqualification due to scholastic performance shall take effect every end of the term. Disqualification for any cause other than scholastic performance shall take effect immediately.
Requirements for PTEA Scholarship Applicants:

a. Application Letter address to PTEA President
b. Bio-data
c. Certificate of good moral character from Dean/Principal/ Guidance Counselor.
d. Form 138 (Report Card for Elementary, High School applicants, and collegiate report card or Transcript of Records for college applicants.

Selection of the Scholars will depend on the Committee-in charge of the PTEA.


C. GOVERNMENT-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS

1) CHED Scholarships

The CHED through the Office of the Scholarship Coordinator grants other scholarships for students who meet their requirements. These are the following:
a. State Scholarship Program
b. Private Education Student Financial Assistance Program (PESFA)
c. Study Now- Pay Later Scholarship Program (SNPLP)
d. CHED Special Study Grant Program for
e. Congressional District ( CSSGP-CDs).
f. Student Assistance Fund for Education (SAFE)

Requirements:
1. OSS Form No. 1
2. Application Letter addressed to the Regional Director
3. Live Birth Certificate – photocopy
4. High School Report Card – photocopy
5. NCAE – photocopy
6. 1 piece 2 x 2 ID picture
7. Medical Certificate
8. Income Tax Return of the Parents
Submission of Application and other Requirements starts March 1 to April 16 of the current year.

2. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Higher Education Loan Program (PGMA)

e PGMA/HELP is a loan program granted to qualified applicants (2nd Year to 5th Year College Students). Maximum loan is Php 10,000.00 payable within six (6) months with an interest of 6% per annum. No Cash Out. Amount granted is based on actual latest assessment. Amount is to be deducted from the outstanding tuition and fees balance.

3. GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS AND TEACHERS IN PRIVATE EDUCATION (GASTPE) FOR BASIC EDUCATION LEVEL

The ESC and EVS grants cover four (4) years of secondary school from 1st year to graduation. They can start only at the first year level. No new grants shall be awarded at higher year levels.

The grant is deemed renewed for the next school year if the student is promoted to the next year level and enrolls in the same school. Since both ESC and EVS are systems of financial assistance to the grantees, no maintaining grade shall be required for retention in this program.

The grant is deemed terminated for any one of the following reasons:
a) If the student drops out for non-health reasons in the middle of the school year
b) If the student has not applied for an official leave and does not re-enroll the following year
c) If the student is retained at the same year level or otherwise not promoted to the next higher year level
d) If the student is suspended for more than two (2) weeks or dismissed to expelled by the school for disciplinary violations
e) If the student transfers to a non-ESC or non-EVS participating school

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 2017 Foundation Anniversary Celebration

Theme: FCU@113: Forever, a United Community Celebrating God's Goodness

August 21 - 25

Capiz Gym, FCU Gym, Roblee Hall

Highlights:

Commemoration Service - August 18|2pm|The Roblee Hall

Alumni General Assembly - August 19|8am|The Roblee Hall, FCU Gym

College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Homecoming (CAS@50) - August 20|8am|The Roblee Hall

Parade and Opening Ceremony - August 21|8am|Capiz Gym

Sports Competitions - August 17-25|FCU Gym

Literary and Socio-Cultural Competitions and Events - August 21-25|FCU Gym, The Roblee Hall