The first phase of applications in the 2014 Carlo Catholic Society Bursary Scheme has been launched for needy primary, secondary and junior college/centralised institute students.
Applicants must be Catholics studying in government-recognised institutions.
In addition, they must have good conduct, satisfactory academic results and must not be recipients of any other scholarships or bursaries.
The applicant’s household monthly income must not exceed $2,000, or the per capita (average) household income should be $450 per month or lower.
Application forms are available at Carlo Catholic Society, 225-B Queen Street or downloadable from its Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/YoIA27).
Submissions must be completed on the original application form with other necessary supporting documents as stated. Incomplete submissions will not be processed.
All applications must be mailed or submitted in person to Carlo Catholic Society by Feb 1. Online submissions will not be processed.
Carlo Catholic Society will notify successful applicants via post or email.
The second phase of applications for bursaries for needy ITE, polytechnic and university students will begin on May 15.
Meanwhile Jeanne (not her real name), a Sec 3 student who has received the $500 bursary for two years told CatholicNews the money has been put to good use in buying school books, and is a boon to her family financially.
By Darren Boon