The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) IX through the Science Education Institute (SEI) announces the extension of deadline for filing of application forms and requirements to the 2013 S&T Scholarships for College Sophomores until October 24, 2013.
Scholarship programs being offered are the following: (1) Republic Act 7687 or Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994 for students who belong to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values indicated by the DOST Scholarship Unit, and, (2) Merit Scholarship Program for applicants who belong to a family whose socio-economic status exceeds the set values of all identified indicators for the RA 7687.
Interested applicants must meet the following criteria: a natural-born Filipino citizen, regular second year college student at an SUC and CHED COE/COD, bears a General Weighted Average (GWA) of 2.5 or 85% or better in science and math and/or engineering subjects, has no failing grade during first year level, no pending application as immigrant in any foreign country, of good moral character and in good health.
Scholarship privileges include: tuition and other school fees; book allowance; transportation allowance for those studying outside of home province; monthly stipend; and post-graduation clothing allowance.
The conduct of qualifying exam is on November 24. The examination covers Logical Reasoning, Engineering, Sciences, Mathematics and English. Likewise, two (2) different tests will be administered: one (1) set for Engineering students and another set for those studying basic sciences and other applied science courses.
Application forms and scholarship brochures are available at the DOST-IX office at Pettit Barracks and at the SEI website www.science-scholarships.ph.
Qualified applicants shall avail the scholarship grant on the Second Semester of Academic Year 2013-2014.
For more information, visit or call DOST-Regional Office IX, Pettit Barracks, Zamboanga City with telephone numbers (062) 991-1024; the Provincial S&T Center (PSTC) in Upper Turno, Dipolog City, telephone numbers (065) 212-2244; Provincial S&T Center (PSTC) in Rizal Avenue, Pagadian City with telephone number (062) 925-1152; and the Provincial S&T Center (PSTC) at 2/F Faundo Bldg., National Highway, Poblacion, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay with telephone numbers (062) 333-279. Visit also the DOST-IX official website at www.region9.dost.gov.ph. (DOST-IX Press Release)