Are you a graduating high school student intending to pursue courses on basic science, mathematics or engineering? If yes, you are encouraged to avail of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) undergraduate scholarships. Acceptance of application is now open until October 21, 2011.
DOST-SEI offers two scholarship programs, the Merit Scholarships Program and RA 7687 Scholarship Program, open to poor, talented and deserving students. The awardees shall be selected on the basis of their performance in the S&T Scholarship examination that will be conducted on 20 November 2011. The tentative venues for the examinations are WMSU-ILS Social Hall at Normal Road Baliwasan, Zamboanga City (for applicants of Zamboanga City and Jolo), Zamboanga del Norte National High School, Pagadian City Teacher’s Center, and Claret School of Isabela.
Applicants to the scholarship program must be high school seniors belonging to the upper 5% of the graduating class and natural-born Filipino citizens of good moral character and must not be applying for resident or immigration status in any country.
Those who have already earned units in any post-secondary / undergraduate course or have taken any DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Examinations are disqualified from applying. Moreover, applicants to the S&T Scholarship (RA 7687) must have been a resident of the municipality for the last four (4) years, as attested by barangay / school records.
Scholarship awardees must seek admission and enroll in any of the institutions identified by DOST-SEI. Aside from maintaining the grade requirements, awardees should comply with the terms of the scholarship agreement that include, among others, serving in the country on full-time basis along the field of training for a minimum period equivalent to the length of time the scholarship was enjoyed upon completion of the course.
Among the privileges that DOST scholars will be receiving are free tuition and school fees subsidy up to P6,000/semester, textbooks and school supplies allowance, physical education uniform allowance, free transportation for one economy-class round trip fare between permanent residence and the place of study on reimbursement basis (for those studying outside their place of permanent residence), monthly living allowance, group health and accident insurance, additional privileges during summer, if required by the curriculum, and post-graduation clothing allowance.
Application Form and Brochure about the scholarship can be downloaded at http://www.sei.dost.gov.ph.
For more inquiries, please visit or call the DOST-IX office at Pettit Barracks, telephone numbers (062) 991-1024 and look for Ms. Josephine Nohay; or the Provincial S&T Centers (PSTC) in upper Turno, Dipolog City, telephone numbers (065) 212-2244); in Rizal Avenue, Pagadian City, telephone numbers (062) 925-1152; and in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay, telephone numbers (062) 3332793. (DOST IX PRESS RELEASE)