According to Department of Foreign Affairs(DFA), the Philippine Embassy in Seoul, South Korea has reported that 15 Filipino student graduates have received a scholarship grant from Woojung Education and Culture Foundation.
It was announced during the ceremony that was held in Seoul’s Korea Chamber of Commerce Building on February 18.Boyoung Group is the sponsor of the Foundation. Boyoung Group is a local conglomerate that focuses on construction. It is headed by Chairman Lee Jong-kuen.
Aside from the 15 Filipinos that have received a scholarship grant in Korea, there were also 85 students that have received the same privilege for entering Woojung Education and Culture Foundation.
Those 85 students came from different countries of Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Kenya, Ghana, Laos, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam. Each student including, Philippines 15 grants, will receive a one-year grant of 4 million won and a certificate.
Philippine Ambassador to Korea, from the awarding ceremony, Luis T. Cruz, claims that this new achievement of the Philippines for having the most number of scholarship grants in Korea, only shows that the Filipinos are showing off their high level of excellence. Moreover, the relations of the two neighboring countries will be strengthened.
As of December 2012, there were recorded at about 429 Filipino students in Korea.
Those 15 Filipino students are currently enrolled in their graduate courses of: Practical Applied Linguistics, Biomedical Science and Technology, Computer Science and Engineering, Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Energy Science, Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, Molecular BioMedicine, Inter Asia NGO Studies, Animal Science, Medicine, European Union Studies, Masters of Business Administration, Environmental Engineering and Public Administration.
Ambassadors from other countries in accordance to thier scholarship grantees have also attended the ceremony so as to the officials of Woojung Education and Culture Foundation also attended.