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DOST announces conduct of scholarship exams

Dipolog City (8 September) -- Do you belong to the top five percent of the high school graduating students in your school? Or, are you a member of the graduating class of a DOST-SEI-identified or Dep-ED-recognized science high school? If so, this scholarship examination is for you.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is now inviting qualified high school graduating students to apply and take the 2011 Science and Technology undergraduate scholarship examinations on Nov. 21, 2010.

Provincial Science and Technology Director Marcial R. Dahonan of DOST-Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Science and Technology Center (ZNPSTC) has called on all interested applicants to start filing their applications for the said examination with his office at Upper Turno, Dipolog City on or before Oct. 8, 2010.

Those who will pass and become DOST scholars will take up degree programs in science, mathematics and engineering to include agriculture, information technology, geology and other related fields.

A scholar will enjoy free tuition and other school fees not exceeding P6 thousand per semester, allowance for prescribed textbooks and essential school supplies at P5 thousand per academic year, outright grant for prescribed Physical Education (PE) uniform P500 for first year students, free transportation for one economy-class round trip fare between permanent residence and place of study, group health insurance, and monthly living allowance of P5 thousand if enrolled in BS Physics/Applied Physics, Physics teaching, BS Geology and/or Mining Engineering.

Those who will enroll in other priority courses shall receive a monthly living allowance of P4 thousand.

It can be recalled that a number students have already benefited from DOST scholarships. Some finished their courses with honors and topped the board examinations.

Two former DOST scholars who are both residents of Polanco town topped the 2008 chemical and electrical engineering board examinations. They are Edmark Icalina who finished his chemical engineering degree at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) and Ryan S. Tulabing, an electrical engineering graduate of the Mindanao State University (MSU) in Marawi City.

Icalina is now pursuing his master?s degree at the University of the Philippines (UP) while Tulabing is working in Cebu.

Another DOST scholar, Nestor Alcala, graduated summa cum laude from a mathematics degree at MSU and is now pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics at UP.

Tulabing and Alcala finished their high school at Polanco National High School (PNHS) at Polanco municipality. (PIA-ZN) [top]

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