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NMC Announces Tan Siu Lin Foundation Scholars (December 26, 2012)

The Tan Siu Lin Foundation and the Northern Marianas College recently announced the recipients of the Tan Siu Lin Foundation Scholarship Program. From a highly competitive selection process, the following students were selected:

Alforeza III, Severino P.

Lacorte, Joy B.

Leung, Olivia E.

Manabat, Alvi Jane F.

Palero, Joana P.

Santos, Amanda W.

Shrestha, Nisha M.

Tabucol, Carl John T.

Teregeyo, Coquina T.

Valencia, Aireen A.

The scholarship program is part of the Tan Siu Lin Foundation's ongoing efforts to promote higher education among CNMI students. The program awards $1,000 per scholarship to students majoring in hospitality management, business, liberal arts, nursing, natural resources management, criminal justice, and education.

“We recognize the central role that the Northern Marianas College plays in the personal and professional development of CNMI students-and, on a larger scale-the CNMI's workforce,” said Tan Holdings president, Jerry Tan. “We want to support that role by providing financial assistance to students who have the potential to excel academically and professionally.”

The Tan Holdings Foundation was formed in 2002 and was renamed after the company's founder and chairman, Dr. Tan Siu Lin. Through the years, the Tan Siu Lin Foundation has launched initiatives and built trusted partnerships with a diverse array of individuals, families, corporations, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. These partners represent many different backgrounds and income levels. The TSL Foundation's main mission is to better serve the regions where it operates to make such communities a better place to live.

“We are very grateful to the Tan Siu Lin Foundation for once again providing this scholarship,” said NMC president Sharon Y. Hart. “The financial assistance will definitely make a significant impact in helping students pursue their educational goals.”

The scholarships are based on merit and are awarded on the basis of the candidate's community involvement, academic background, and letters of recommendation. The written essay also plays a key role in the final selection of scholarship recipients.

The selection committee was composed of NMC staff, faculty, and a representative from the Tan Siu Lin Foundation.

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