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National Academy of Sports offers scholarship for student-athletes

National Academy of Sports offers scholarship for student-athletes

The National Academy of Sports (NAS) has extended the application period for incoming Grades 7 and 8 student-athletes.

Academically competent and athletically talented natural born Filipino youth under 

  • aquatics (swimming), 
  • athletics, 
  • badminton, 
  • gymnastics, 
  • judo, 
  • table tennis, 
  • taekwondo and 
  • weightlifting may apply for the NAS scholarship program until June 30.

“We are calling our promising student-athletes to study here at the National Academy of Sports to help our country perform better and at a higher level during regional or worldwide sporting events, especially now that we have our world-class sports facilities and program to hone them,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.

As part of the scholarship program, student-athletes will receive incentives like 

  • free tuition, 
  • free board and lodging at the NAS dormitory, 
  • provision of quality secondary education,
  • access to specialized sports training in world-class facilities,
  • monthly stipend,
  • and opportunity to represent the country in international competitions and exchange programs.

Briones joined President Duterte during the inspection of the NAS learning and training center at the New Clark City in Tarlac.

“This National Academy of Sports is envisioned to be a world-class facility that would serve in the forefront in our efforts to provide a conducive environment for the academic and sports training and character development of our young athletes,” Duterte said.

The NAS is an attached institution of the Department of Education, in partnership with the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC).

“Our point A to point B should take us from home to podium – from national pride to global achievement,” NAS executive director Joy Reyes said.

“NAS’s approach toward holistic formation by combining sports training, academics and support services … aims for the student-athletes to be fully prepared and equally competitive in their respective sports,” Reyes added.