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PIA Press Release
2010/06/18

OWWA offers scholarship program for OFW dependents

by RG Alama

Davao City (18 June) -- The Overseas Welfare Workers Administration (OWWA) is offering its OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (OFWSDP) for baccalaureate or associate courses in state colleges or universities.

The program aims to benefit children or legal dependents of Overseas Filipino Workers. Included in the package are financial assistance worth P20,000 a year or P10,000 per semester to cover tuition fees and other academic related expenses and a group health and accident insurance coverage of P100,000 per scholar.

To qualify applicants must be a legal dependent of an OFW, single and must not be more than 21 years old, a high school graduate or about to graduate high school or currently enrolled in college, physically, mentally and morally fit and has passed the qualifying or entrance exam of the state university or college.

Furthermore the OFW parent must be an active OWWA member, with a monthly salary of US$400 or below. Each OWWA active member is entitled to only one scholar. (OFW couples shall be entitled to only one slot.)

To apply for the program or for mote inquiries you can visit or contact the regional OWWA office. The OWWA Region XI office is located at Door 31 E-G Cam building, Monteverde Street, Davao City with telephone numbers 2218593 or 3009273.

You can also inquire at your respective State College or University guidance offices. (OWWA/PIA XI) [top]

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