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)