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DOST announces S&T scholarship for college sophomores
By: Danilo E. Doguiles
Tuesday 17th of September 2013

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato,  Sept  17  (PIA) --    Good  news  for college sophomores  enrolled in  science, math, engineering  courses:  they may  now apply for  a scholarship being  offered  by the Department  of Science and  Technology.


Dr. Zenaida  Hadji Raof  Laidan,  regional  director  of DOST 12  announced  today that  DOST’s Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI)  is  now accepting application  for the 2014 Science and Technology  (S & T) Scholarships.


Deadline for filing of  application has been set  for  October 11, 2013.


Information from the  DOST  12  indicated that  the scholarships  are open to students  currently enrolled  as   regular  sophomore  students of identified  S & T priority courses   in  any  state  college and  universities as well as accredited  Centers  of Excellence  of the Commission on Higher Education.


An applicant  must be  a  natural-born Filipino citizen;  has  a general weighted average of at least  2.5  or  85 percent;  and must  have  no  failing  grade  during his  first  year  in college.  They must  be of good moral  character and  in good health and  resident of their   municipality in the past  four  years.


Students enjoying  scholarship from  government  or  private sources  as well as  those with pending application as immigrant to any foreign country  are  prohibited  from the scholarships.


As scholars,  beneficiaries  will receive  support  for  tuition  fee, book allowance, monthly  stipend  and  post-graduation  clothing  allowance.  Those studying outside their home province will  receive  transportation  allowance.


DOST-SEI  offers  two  scholarships, namely: Republic Act 7687  (Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994) Scholarship and  Merit Scholarship.


RA 7687  is open  only to  talented  students  from socio-economically  underprivileged  families  based on indicators  as  approved by the  scholarship committee  while  the  Merit Scholarship Program  is   for  students  whose  families’ socio-economic status  exceeds the  set  indicators.


Scholars  will be determined  based   on their  performance  in their  2013 scholarship examination   will be administered  nationwide on November 17.  In Region 12, the designated  testing  center  is  the  Notre Dame of Marbel  University in Alunan Ave., Koronadal City.


Scholarship applicants  need to submit  DOST-SEI Information Sheet, Certificate  of  Year Level , Certificate of Good  Moral Character,  Statement from parents  that applicant has no pending application  for  immigration to any  foreign country. 


In addition to the  mentioned  forms,  applicants  for the RA 7687 Scholarship Program  should also submit  the following: Certificate of Residency, Family Information Questionnaire, Parent’s  2012  Income Tax Return/W2/employment contract/BIR Certificate of Tax  Exemption/Barangay Certification of  Non-Employment, and three consecutive months  of electric bills for  2013.


Most of the  required  forms and  certificates  are contained  in the application  form available  at the  DOST 12  Regional Office the nearest  Provincial  Science and  Technology  Center.  These  and other  information on the scholarship  programs  may also  be  accessed   through the following  websites: www.sei.dost.gov.ph   and  www.science-scholarships.ph. (DEDoguiles-PIA 12/BKTagitican-DOST-12)

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