The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Regional Office VI and Congressman Michael Gorriceta of the 2nd Congressional District in Iloilo conducted today, January 24, 2024, the releasing of the allocated budget for Student Monetary Assistance for Recovery and Transition (SMART Program) to ISAT U students.

Sixty-seven students including those coming from Iloilo Science and Technology University were identified as the first batch of qualified beneficiaries of the SMART Grant Program under CHED. They received a check worth Php25, 000.00.

This grant is given to qualified students enrolled in undergraduate program for Academic Year 2023- 2024 only. This will augment in the completion of their education and for the attainment of academic success as the world moves on from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. SMART Program is a one-time financial assistance to students in various Higher Education Institutions nationwide.

Present during the event was CHEDRO VI Regional Director Raul C. Alvarez, Jr., Congressman Michael Gorriceta and ISAT U University President, Dr. Gabriel M. Salistre, Jr.