172 Pangasinan Studes Qualify For DOST Scholarship

A total of 172 students from Pangasinan qualified as new scholars of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI).

Science researcher specialist Alexa Apostol of DOST-Pangasinan, said on Thursday that the incoming freshmen college students are excited to take up courses under DOST priority areas, such as in the field of engineering and agriculture.

“These are those who passed the qualifying exams and we had a meeting with them last week for the orientation and scholarship agreement signing,” Apostol said during the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas – Pangasinan forum.

She disclosed that the new scholars will receive financial assistance comprising PHP7,000 in monthly living allowance; PHP20,000 in tuition fee subsidy every semester; PHP5,000 in book allowance per semester; and PHP1,000 in uniform allowance.

“The DOST-SEI has two sets of scholarship program. The Republic Act 7687 for the less privileged students and the merit scholarship for those who are well-off in life but deserve a scholarship,” Apostol said.

The DOST-SEI will again conduct a qualifying exam for undergraduate scholarship on October 20. Submission of application is from June 3 – September 6, which will be open to senior high school students or graduates.

“They just need to submit first to us a properly accomplished application form; birth certificate; certificate of indigency for beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program; tax exemption form (of their family); income tax return of previous year for those parents who are working, and electric bill for three consecutive months,” Apostol said.

She added that the requirements will be used to assess which scholarship program will be applicable to the student.

“The students may study in a school in Pangasinan or any other parts of the region or even in Metro Manila,” Apostol said.

Scholars of DOST-SEI must maintain an 85 percent annual weighted average and 85 percent semestral weighted average and they must not have failing grades in any academic subject. (PNA)

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