The UP Population Institute (UPPI) is calling on alumni and friends to continue supporting the “UPPI Alumni Book Grant”, recently renamed as “UPPI Academic Excellence Award”, an award established in 2014 during the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of UPPI. The award aims to inspire UPPI students towards academic excellence.
For every semester, an awardee is selected from among UPPI students based on the General Weighted Average (GWA). For a student to qualify, he/she should have enrolled in a minimum of nine (9) units in the previous semester and with no incomplete grade. The student with the highest GWA gets the award.
In case of a tie, the student enrolled in the highest number of units will be awarded the grant. In case of a second tie, the grant will be divided between or among the students with tied GWAs. The award comes with a certificate and a cash prize of $100.00.
Since the first semester of the academic year 2014-2015, there have been six recipients of the award. In order of receipt, they are: Josua Mariano (MPOPS), Maria Rowena Campos (MPOPS), Klarriness Tanalgo (MPOPS), Jaycel Hurley (MPOPS), and Denise Hyacinth Joy Musni (MADEM) who received the award for the last two semesters.