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Ms. Queen Norhanna M. Choy, 3rd year Bachelor of Physical Education student from Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation at USM is a recipient of 𝘿𝙧. 𝙏𝙝𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙨 𝙇. 𝙈𝙖𝙘𝙆𝙚𝙣𝙯𝙞𝙚 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙎𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙎𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙖𝙧𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥. This was awarded during the closing ceremony of the virtual International Conference on October 8-10, 2021 conducted by the 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙊𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙯𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝, 𝙎𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙆𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙮 (𝙄𝙊𝙃𝙎𝙆) 𝙝𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙮 𝘿𝙧. 𝙃𝙤𝙨𝙪𝙣𝙜 𝙎𝙤 (𝘾𝙀𝙊), a full professor of the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, San Bernardino.

A total of 83 undergraduate students across the globe applied in the scholarship program; however, only twelve (12) students qualified of which five (5) were from the Philippines to include two (2) from University of Santo Tomas, one (1) from Davao Oriental State University, one (1) from Cavite State University, and one (1) from University of Southern Mindanao.

To qualify, applicants must have membership in the International Organization for Health, Sports and Kinesiology and must have an outstanding academic achievement. A strong letter of recommendation should also be submitted by the unit where the students belong. Applicants are required to submit a current resume with a maximum of 2 pages.

Recipients will receive a financial support ranging from 200-700 US dollars for their schooling and research studies. They will not go out of the country instead they are expected to contribute on the development of Health, Sports and Kinesiology of their country/community. Moreover, no return service to IOHSK is required.

Ms. Choy’s acceptance is just the start of a productive collaboration. ISPEAR is looking forward for more opportunities not only for its students but also for its faculty members.

Indeed, bringing the name of USM in the International organization is one great achievement for the USM ISPEAR family. Dr. Marlene Orfrecio, Chairperson of the Department of Physical Education, ISPEAR, USM is a member of IOHSK and the thesis adviser of Ms. Choy.