Financial aid from American universities for Filipino students exceeds 12 million pesos


EducationUSA Philippines representatives (top left) interact with outgoing Filipino students via Zoom.

Manila, June 28, 2022—On June 24, EducationUSA Philippines helped 60 Filipinos accepted to US universities better prepare for their studies as they attended the third virtual pre-departure orientation (PDO).

A real-time survey during the event showed that more than half of the PDO participants received financial aid offers from their respective schools amounting to more than Php12 million ($240,000). More than half of undergraduate and graduate students received renewable financial aid scholarships each year.

The orientation answered timely questions about international studies, safety and security and travel during the pandemic, as US universities resumed in-person classes. The consular section of the embassy joined the event to answer questions relating to student visas.

Attendees also heard from EducationUSA alumni who shared their experiences and provided guidance to outgoing students: Marian May Cedeño attending University of the Incarnate Word, Jerrilee Laspinas, a former Rutgers USTRIDE scholar, and Atty. Jill De Dumo-Cornista with Georgetown Law School.

Attendees also learned about classroom culture, campus life, best practices for travel planning, safety and security, and ways to make the most of their time away from the classroom. of class.

“I’m excited to see what your future education has in store for you,” said Jennifer Goldstein, deputy cultural affairs officer at the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines. “Wishing you all an amazing American college experience.”

Increasing access to international education in the United States is a top priority for the Embassy, ​​especially as it celebrates 75 years of diplomatic relations with the Philippines.

EducationUSA encourages all students accepted to US universities who were unable to attend the event to contact EducationUSA advisors with any questions or concerns at [email protected] Where [email protected].

EducationUSA provides free counseling services to prospective international students in more than 170 countries and offers students resources and tools to help them through the five stages of studying in the United States: finding schools, identifying opportunities for help finances, completing applications, obtaining a student visa and preparing for departure. .

There are more than 4,700 accredited colleges in the United States, and an EducationUSA advisor can help students narrow their options, set priorities, and plan their college careers. EducationUSA does not offer scholarships but can help students identify scholarship and financial aid opportunities.

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