SEARCA welcomes 9 more new scholars for AY 2014-2015

  • 21 February 2015, Saturday

New intakes for AY 2014-2015 with Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma (3rd from left), Program Head for GEID

As second semester of Academic Year 2014-2015 commences, SEARCA awarded nine more graduate scholarships to students from Lao PDR (2), Myanmar (4), Vietnam (1), Timor Leste (1), and the Philippines (1).  All new scholars are posted at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).

Six of these scholars are under the Upland Fellowships project supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada, under its second cohort. The graduate scholar from the Philippines is under the Graduate Scholarship in Livestock Research and Biotechnology for the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC-SEARCA scholarship). The scholars from Timor Leste and Vietnam are supported by the regular SEARCA scholarship program.

The Graduate Education and Institutional Development Department (GEIDD), SEARCA’s department in charge of the administration and management of the graduate scholarship program, conducted the orientation for the new scholars on 18 February 2015 to ensure that everyone is familiarized with Center policies and guidelines related to their study program and scholarship.

With these, SEARCA has now granted a total of 58 new scholarships for the current academic year, which brings us to a total of 128 current scholars, as of February 2015. 

The new scholars starting second semester AY 2014-15 are:

Name

Nationality

Gender

Degree Sought

SEARCA Scholarship

Agustinho Moniz

Timor Leste

M

PhD Agronomy

Do Thi Thanh Huyen

Vietnamese

F

PhD Agricultural Economics

SEARCA-IDRC Scholarship

Gyaw Shine Oo

Myanmar

M

MS in Agronomy

Khin Hnin Yu

Myanmar

F

MS in Agronomy

Khampasith Sengsouvanh

Lao PDR

M

Master of Agriculture (Agronomy)

Saengdavanh Inthavong

Lao PDR

M

MS Environmental Science

Naing Moe

Myanmar

M

Master of Agriculture (Agronomy)

Cho Cho Myint

Myanmar

F

Master of Agriculture (Horticulture)

PCC-SEARCA Scholarship

Jennifer F. Maramba

Philippines

F

MS Animal Science