by Agnus-Mariae Lucas
After much deliberation and organization, UMSigaw’s “Tinig ng Pilipinas” Bursary has now been posted up on the group’s website, http://umsigaw.org/. Hoping to find the “Voice of the Philippines” in a Canadian Winnipeg, the purpose of this bursary is to assist first year and second year students of Filipino background, whether they are newcomers or second generation Filipinos. It is to promote post-secondary education; with an increase in tuition fees, it is especially difficult for newcomers to pay for further education, as they have not had the time to build up funds or an extracurricular/volunteer resume that is usually integral in college and university applications. For the “Tinig ng Pilipinas” Bursary, only one extracurricular is required, along with a letter of recommendation that will be shown to the selection committee during the interview. The extended deadline for application forms and transcripts is Monday, August 16th. Interviews have been pushed back to Wednesday, August 25th, while the date of the awarding of the bursary at the UMSigaw picnic on August 28th remains unchanged. For more details and further questions, a UMSigaw executive can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.