Pensionado Women

“The pensionado project lasted officially from 1903 to 1910. More than 200 Filipino students, 8 of whom were women, were sponsored by the American colonial government and studies in U.S. schools such as University of California at Berkeley, University of Washington, Cornell, Notre Dame, Purdue, Yale, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, George Washington, Iowa, Ohio State Michigan State, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among others. Some attended technical and vocational schools, while a few first enrolled in high school.

Quoted from Dean Alegado, “SINGGALOT: Ties That Bind Filipinos in America, From Colonial Subjects and “Nationals” to Citizens, (Powerpoint Presentation, 2006)