Iloilo City partners with Phinma UI for Scholarship of 200 students

Ofelia Odilao-Bisnar, Chief Operations Officer of PHINMA UI, and Mayor Jerry Trenas

PHINMA University of Iloilo has partnered with Iloilo City Government in giving college scholarships to 200 students for the school year 2023-2024.


Ofelia Odilao-Bisnar, Chief Operations Officer of PHINMA UI, personally granted a Hawak Kamay Scholarship for 200 current GRADE 12 students or incoming freshmen to Mayor Jerry Treñas on November 8.


“We are very pleased to partner with PHINMA University of Iloilo by granting us Hawak Kamay Scholarship to 200 current Grade 12 students or incoming freshmen for the school year 2023-2024. Through this, we can create more opportunities for financially-challenged Ilonggo youths to pursue their education and lift their lives,” Treñas said.

The inclusions of the PHINMA UI Hawak Kamay Scholarship are as follows:

Should be an SHS (Grade 12) graduate.

Coverage of 25%, 50%, or 75% in Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees, depending on screening, from enrollment to graduation. (Could be conjoined with USWAG scholarship)

  • No cut-off grade upon application.
  • No grade maintenance as long as subjects are passed.
  • No entrance examinations after HK coverage screening.

The mayor must indicate the discounts the referred scholars deserve based on their financial capabilities. There will only be 200 slots for the Mayor's referral. The following are the slots per discount:

HK25 = 40 slots

HK50 = 100 slots

HK75 = 60 slots

The mayor can also refer more than the slots given, but these students will have to undergo the interview and screening of their financial capabilities.

In endorsing scholars, PHINMA UI will be collecting the list of referred scholars in December 2022. The Mayor must provide the following details:

For the applicants:

Name of the student:

Contact number:

Grade/Year Level

Current School:

HK Discount (HK75, HK50, or HK25):

For the applicant’s parents:

Father’s Name

Father’s Contact number

Mother’s Name

Mother’s Contact number:


For inquiries about HK Scholarship, you may contact Ms. Slyvia Infante, Marketing Manager of PHINMA University of Iloilo via email at


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