Children of Overseas Filipinos with outstanding achievements are invited to join the 2011 Search for 10 Outstanding Expat Pinoy Children conducted by the Bank of the Philippine Islands.
The search will award OF children with exceptional achievements in academic and non-academic fields under the following categories: Ibang Klaseng Talino, Ibang Klaseng Community Leader, Ibang Klaseng Entrepreneur, and Ibang Klaseng Artist/Athlete.
Qualified to join the search are college students not more than 21 years old, with no failing grade and with a parent holding a current work contract abroad.
Applicants must submit an essay titled “What is the strongest characteristic that you have which you think is unique to an OF son/daughter that you believe is beneficial to change the community around you?” in either English or Filipino with at least 1,500 to a maximum of 2,000 words.
A screening committee will judge applicants based on their academic excellence, community contribution, and other non-academic talents or skills such as sports, music, or arts.
Application period is until Aug. 15 with application forms available at www.bpiexpressonline.com.
Now on its fifth year, the search is an annual campaign that aims to honor the children of OFWs while promoting the value of education, culture of excellence and nationalistic pride among OFWs and their families.
BPI, in a statement, said that the remittances of OF’s play a key role in keeping the local economy afloat.
“BPI’s annual search for outstanding Expat Pinoy children reflects our continued thrust to support and help the country build a stronger nation through the empowerment of our country’s modern day heroes, our overseas Filipino workers,” said Teresita B. Tan, executive vice president and group head of Overseas Banking and Channel Services Group of BPI. (RMN/PIA)