The screening process comprises completion of the application forms, which involves some paper works. Those seeking scholarships may be required to be tested academically through an examination, and oral interview based on the information in the paper work (the oral interview is applicable to all offer applicants). Upon the completion of all the paper works and oral interview, the applicant’s family house will be visited and a meeting or one-one-one interaction will be held between our delegates and the applicant’s family members, including siblings and parents.
The applicant is responsible for arranging for the availability of his/her family members during our visit. Before the application form is released to the applicant, he/she must bring a recommendation letter from his parish priest or pastor. If the applicant is nonreligious or nondenominational, he/she will be required to get a recommendation letter from a man or a woman of high moral reputation in his/her community.
After the family visit, the applicant’s parish priest or pastor (or the man or woman recommending him/her from his/her community) will be visited for another one-on-one meeting with the Charitan delegates. This last meeting concludes the screening process. Please, note that we can decide to do some other background checks openly or secretly, that is, with or without the applicant’s prior knowledge.