Incoming college students are now more empowered to pursue their dream Science and Technology (S&T) Education with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) opening the application for the Undergraduate Scholarship program.

The DOST-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announced that the application would run from September 19 to December 2, 2022, and the requirements would be submitted online.

The application is open to all incoming freshmen or first year college students who are natural-born Filipino and must belong to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand or be part of the top 5% of the class if coming from a non-STEM strand.

There are two kinds of scholarships under this program. First is the Merit Scholarship program for students with high aptitude and are willing to pursue careers in the fields of S&T. Second is the Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994 (R.A. 7687), which provides scholarships to talented and deserving students whose families’ socio-economic status does not exceed the set cut-off values of specific indicators.

Qualified applicants will receive a monthly living allowance of P7,000, a tuition subsidy of up to P40,000 per academic year for those enrolled in private higher education institutions (HEIs), an annual book allowance of P10,000, a one-time clothing allowance of P1,000, an economy-class roundtrip fare for those studying outside their home province, a group health and accident insurance, as well as thesis allowance of P10,000 and graduation allowance of P1,000.

While the application will be made online, DOST-SEI requested the Regional Scholarship Staff stationed in DOST Regional Offices to assist applicants from far-flung areas with no access to internet connection in the manual filing of application documents.

The schedule of the qualifying examination is on March 11 and 12, 2023, and the list of the qualifiers will be released sometime in June 2023.

Interested applicants should file their application online through this link: (DOST XI S&T Information and Promotion)