In the previous years, only eight per municipality or a total of 104 regular scholars had been chosen for the program, but through the initiative of Gov. Diclas and support from the Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Benguet, the number of slots for regular scholars was raised to 140 in addition to four and two slots for those who excelled in sports and in technical skills, respectively, and one ALS passer per district to give chance to more students in need of financial aid.
Gov. Diclas thanked all the officials and staff who made the selection process for the 15th batch of scholars a success. He also said he hopes to improve the program if funds become available as officials study how it would benefit more students in the future.