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DOST-7 opens S&T undergrad scholarships

Cebu City (29 September) -- The Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announced recently the opening of the Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarships for 2011.

DOST-7 Chief Technical Department Engr. Ed Paradela said that the scholarships will be awarded to students who wish to pursue priority fields of study in science, mathematics and engineering.

This is in support of the government's objective to build the science and technology capacity of the country.

Program Director Rodel Manigo explained that the scholarship grant is under RA 7687 which is designed for poor, talented and deserving student who belongs to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set of values of certain indicators as approved by the Advisory Committee on the S & T Scholarships.

Qualified to apply for the scholarship are high school graduating students (or high school graduates who have not enrolled in college) who belong to the upper five percent (5%) of the regular graduating class.

He/she must be natural-born Filipino citizen, must reside at the municipality/district for the last four years attested by the barangay.

Maningo added, the applicant must also have good school records, of good moral character and in good health, and must have no pending application for resident/immigrant status in any foreign country,

Successful examinees will enjoy the following benefits: tuition and other school fees not to exceed P6,000/semester/term.

Allowance for prescribed textbooks and essential school supplies at P5,000 for first semester of first year only and outright grant for prescribed military science/PE uniform (first year only).

Free transportation for one economy-class, round-trip fare between the scholar's permanent residence and place of study on reimbursement basis; group health and accident insurance.

A monthly allowance of not more than P5,000 depending on the awardees' scholarship category; and a post-graduation clothing allowance of P1,000 (for full scholars only).

Application forms are available at the DOST-7 Regional Office, Ecotech, Sudlon, Lahug with tel. nos. 418-9055/4189032.

Deadline for filing of application is on October 8, 2010 (Friday). Selection of DOST scholars is through a written competitive examination which will be held on November 21, 2010. (pia-7/hfg) [top]

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