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OWWA sets Oct 31 as deadline for application to scholarship program for OFW beneficiaries

Tacloban City (October 7) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Region 8 announces that the deadline for submission of applications for the Education for Scholarship Program is on October 31.

Mr. Al Penaflor of the OWWA 8, said that the Education for Development is a scholarship grant offered to qualified beneficiaries or dependents of OWWA members who intend to enroll in any four to five year baccalaureate course. The scholarship will be in the form of financial assistance amounting to P30,000.00 per semester. Tuition fees shall be paid directly to the school while the remaining amount shall be released to the scholar upon submission of the grades for the semester.

In order to qualify in the scholarship program, the applicant must be a child of an OFW OWWA member, or a brother or a sister of an unmarried OWWA member. The applicant must be below 21 years old, a Filipino citizen, with good health and good moral character. He/She must also belong to the upper 20% of the High School graduating class, have not earned units in any post-secondary/undergraduate course and must not be a recipient of any scholarship award.

Mr. Penaflor informed that the applicants must accomplish two sets of application forms, 2 ID pictures, proof of relationship to OWWA member, proof of OWWA membership, Form 137 or High School card, health certificate, certificate of good moral character issued by the school principal or the school guidance counselor, a certification that the applicant belongs to the upper 20% of the graduating class issued by the school principal, a statement that the applicant has not earned units in any post secondary or undergraduate course and a sworn statement that the applicant has no pending application for resident immigrant status from any country and does not have dual citizenship signed by parents or legal guardians.

All the qualified applicants shall be selected and ranked according to their performance in the qualifying examinations for the scholarship which will be conducted by the Department of Science and Technology on December 3, 2006, Mr. Penaflor added.

OFWs or their dependents who are interested to know more about the scholarship may visit the OWWA 8 Office at DOLE Compound, Trece Martirez St., Tacloban City or they may call telephone numbers 321-4376 and 325 5227. (PIA 8) [top]

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