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36 Filipino advisees of EducationUSA to receive scholarships valued at P37 million.

By Dhel Nazario

More than P37 million in merit and need-based scholarships from accredited American universities will be received by 36 Filipino advisees of EducationUSA, the United States Department of State's official source on US higher education information for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year.

EducationUSA provides free advising services to prospective international students in more than 170 countries and offers students resources and tools to help navigate the Five Steps to US Study: researching schools, financing, completing the application, obtaining a student visa, and preparing for departure.

EducationUSA advisers worked with these students throughout their college admissions process, including providing advice on identifying scholarship opportunities and applying for financial aid.

These scholars, along with other admitted students and parents, attended EducationUSA's annual pre-departure orientation (PDO) and sendoff reception for US-bound Filipino students on Saturday, July 20, in Taguig City. The PDO is the last step in EducationUSA's Five Steps to US Study, and is free to interested students who will study in the US in the coming academic year.

At the orientation, students received comprehensive information on student visas, managing their finances, dealing with culture shock, and US classroom culture. Current US college students and US university alumni also joined the event to share their success stories, tips, and advice with the outgoing Filipino students.

There are more than 4,500 accredited higher education institutions in the US and an EducationUSA adviser can help students narrow their options, define their priorities, and plan their college careers..

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Date:Jul 31, 2019
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