OWWA IX now accepts application for scholarship
Zamboanga City (20 September) -- Here’s good news for OFW dependents, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) through its Regional Welfare Office in Region IX this city is now accepting applications for Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) for School Year 2007-2008.
OWWA-IX Regional Director Liddy Rasul-Tañedo, emphasizes that eligible to apply are immediate beneficiaries or dependents of active OFWs, whose contract is still enforced.
Scholar-applicants should be high school graduate or have not taken any units in college and not more than 21-years old.
The scholar may enroll in a 4 to 5-year course of choice in any school or university with financial assistance of not more than Thirty Thousand Pesos (P30, 000.00) per semester.
Tuition fees shall be paid directly to the school and the remaining balance shall be released to the scholar upon submission of the grades at the end of the semester.
OWWA shall refer all qualified applicants to the office of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for the competitive examination which is slated on December 3, 2006. The venue of the examination shall be announced later.
Interested applicants may visit the OWWA Regional Welfare Office No. IX located at 4th Flr. BGIDC Corporate Center, Gov. Lim Ave., Zamboanga City (same building with PHIIHEALTH). For more details you may call tel. nos. 992-16-93 or 993-05-57 and look for Ms. Marinelle L. Bucoy, focal person for the scholarship program. (PIA) [top]