LIST: Scholarships offered by the Philippine government 2021

Different government agencies offer scholarships for Filipino high school graduates and college students

President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act in August 2017.

By default, all undergraduate students of state universities and colleges and local universities and colleges, as well as Filipino learners enrolled in any technical-vocational education and training program registered with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, are entitled to free tuition and miscellaneous fees, as provided by law.

Aside from this, there are scholarships offered by other government agencies to Filipino undergraduate students. Here are some of them:

CHED Scholarship 2021 - Apply

Department of Science and Technology (DOST)

The DOST has three main types of scholarships offered: merit, the Science and Technology Scholarship Act (RA 7687), and the Fast-Tracked S&T Scholarship Act (RA 10612).

Students with high aptitude in science and mathematics who are willing to pursue careers in the fields of science and technology may apply under the merit type.

Under RA 7687, scholarships are provided to “talented and deserving students whose families’ socio-economic status does not exceed the set cut-off values of certain indicators.”

Meanwhile, under RA 10612, scholarships are given to “graduates in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering who shall teach science and mathematics in secondary schools throughout the country.”

Disclaimer: Always check the official website before applying

Here are the details of each program:

S&T undergraduate scholarships

  • Application deadline: August 28, 2021 (closed already, but this opens every school year)
  • Types: Merit, RA 7687
  • Eligible students: Filipino college students who are either members of the top 5% of the non-STEM strand senior high school graduating class or members of the STEM strand senior high school graduating class
  • Exam requirement: Should pass the S&T scholarship examination
  • Privileges: Tuition worth P40,000 per year, book allowance worth P10,000 per year, living allowance worth P7,000/month, thesis allowance worth P10,000, and graduation clothing allowance worth P1,000. There is also a group health and accident insurance premium included for all scholars, as well as an economy-class round trip fare for students studying outside their home provinces.
  • Contact details: [email protected], (02) 8837-2071 loc. 2382 (phone), 09278868816 (mobile)

Junior-level science scholarships (JLSS)

  • Application deadline: October 29, 2021
  • Types: Merit, RA 7687, RA 10612
  • Eligible students: Third-year college Filipino students pursuing degree programs in the areas of science and technology who have a general weighted average of at least 83% or its equivalent and with no conditional or failing mark in the first two years in college
  • Exam requirement: Must pass the Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) exam
  • Privileges: Tuition worth P40,000 per year, book allowance worth P10,000 per year, living allowance worth P7,000/month, thesis allowance worth P10,000, and graduation clothing allowance worth P1,000. There is also a group health and accident insurance premium included for all scholars, as well as an economy-class round trip fare for students studying outside their home provinces.
  • Contact details: [email protected], (02)88308876 (phone), 09278868816/0921526814 (mobile)

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)

Education for Development Scholarship Program

  • Eligible students: Qualified dependents of active OWWA members who intend to pursue a four- to five-year baccalaureate course in any preferred colleges/universities. Applicants also have a general weighted average of 80% in high school and belong to the top 20% of the graduating class.
  • Exam requirement: Must pass qualifying examination conducted by the DOST and belong to the top 400 examination passers
  • Privileges: P60,000 per school year

OFW Dependent Scholarship Program

  • Eligible students: Child of an active OWWA member or sibling of an OWWA member who is single and not more than 21 years old for incoming freshmen, and not more than 30 years old for those who are already enrolled or have been enrolled in college. Applicants should also not be a recipient of any other scholarship grants.
  • Exam requirement: Must pass the entrance examination conducted by state college/university in the OWWA regional welfare offices
  • Privileges: Educational assistance of P20,000 per school year

Educational Livelihood Assistance Program

  • Eligible students: Dependents of OFWs who were active OWWA members at the time of death, including convicted OFWs facing the death penalty in the host country. Only one child, usually the eldest child of member-OFW, is given a scholarship grant.
  • Exam requirement: None
  • Privileges: Allowance grant of P5,000 if the dependent is in the elementary level, P8,000 if in high school, and P10,000 if college. There is also a P15,000 worth of livelihood package.

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)

Fisheries industry leaders grant

  • Application deadline: September 15, 2021
  • Eligible students: Filipino high school graduates or graduating students who belong to the top 10 of their graduating class and have a general weighted average not lower than 80%
  • Exam requirement: Must pass a qualifying examination
  • Privileges: Tuition and other school fees as required by the curriculum, except for dormitory fee; monthly stipend worth P4,000, practicum support worth P3,000; book allowance worth P2,000; thesis support worth P7,000; graduation support worth P1,500

Fisherfolk children educational grant

  • Application deadline: September 15, 2021
  • Eligible students: Filipino senior high school graduates or graduating students whose parents or guardians have registered fisherfolks; must also have a GWA not lower than 80%
  • Exam requirement: Must pass a qualifying examination
  • Privileges: Privileges: Tuition and other school fees as required by the curriculum except for dormitory fee/rental, monthly stipend worth P4,000, on-the-job training /practicum support worth P3,000, book allowance worth P2,000, thesis support worth P7,000, graduation support worth P1,500

Fisheries Scholarship Program for Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples

  • Application deadline: September 15, 2021
  • Eligible students: Filipino high school graduates or graduating students whose parents or guardians are members of a particular tribe recognized by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples
  • Exam requirement: Must pass a qualifying examination
  • Privileges: Privileges: Tuition and other school fees as required by the curriculum, except for dormitory fee/rental; monthly stipend worth P4,000; on-the-job training /practicum support worth P3,000; book allowance worth P2,000; thesis support worth P7,000; graduation support worth P1,500

Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)

GSIS educational subsidy program

  • Application deadline: September 10, 2021
  • Eligible students: Dependents of active GSIS members who are in college and are not receiving any other scholarship grants. GSIS members should have a salary grade 24 or lower and should have no unpaid or underpaid loans from the GSIS for more than three months.
  • Exam requirement: None
  • Privileges: Tuition and miscellaneous fees not exceeding P40,000 per academic year, monthly stipend worth P3,000, and a monetary incentive of P20,000 for those who graduate cum laude, P30,000 for magna cum laude, and P50,000 for summa cum laude

The Commission on Higher Education also has its own merit-based scholarship program, but the application period for the academic year 2021-2022 has already been closed. Access this link for future

Reference – Rappler.com

3 thoughts on “LIST: Scholarships offered by the Philippine government 2021”

Leave a Comment

DOST Scholarship 2022 Online application DOST Scholarship 2022 | Now Accepting Applicants