DAVAO CITY May 19 (PIA)- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration is opening slots for its Education for Development Scholarship Project.
The EDSP is a scholarship program that offers financial assistance to qualified dependents of active OWWA members who shall enroll or is currently enrolled in any four-year of five-year baccalaureate course.
A financial assistance of P60,000 per year shall be provided to the scholar.
Eligible applicants to the EDSP must be a child of an active OWWA member or sibling of a single or childless of an active OWWA member.
For incoming freshmen they must be; single, not more than 21 years old, A grade 12 graduating student with a General Weighted Average (GWA) of at least 80% or belonging to the top 20% of the graduating class and belonging to the top 400 qualifiers of the Department of Science and Technology national qualifying examination.
For those who are already enrolled in the 4th and 5th year in college, they must be singe and not more than 30 years old. With a GWA not lower than B letter grade or 85% equivalence in all academic and non-academic subjects during the last school year attended in full load.
Applicants shall submit the following documents to the regional welfare office.
Accomplished EDSP application form, two copies of 2x2 photos, birth certificate authenticated by the Philippine Statistics Authority, medical certificate from authorized government physician, certificate of good moral character, Form 137 for incoming freshmen students or transcript of records or certificate of grades for those already enrolled in college (2nd year college and above) and certification from the principal that the applicant has a 80 GWA and is top 20% of the graduating class (for first year college applicants).
The acceptance of applications for school year 2017-2018 starts this June. (PIA/RG Alama)