DOST opens undergrad scholarships

NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Aug. 1 (PIA) -- The Negros Occidental Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC) renewed its call among graduating senior high school students in the province to apply for the undergraduate scholarships of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI).

These science scholarship grants are included in the Republic Act 7687 and Merit scholarships.

Under RA 7687, poor, talented and deserving students are encouraged to apply.

Meanwhile, the Merit scholarship is intended to those applicants whose socioeconomic status exceeds the set values of certain indicators. 

Further, scholarship hopefuls may be eligible to apply if they have met the following criteria: (a) natural-born Filipino citizen; (b) member of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Strand senior high school graduating class or member of the top five percent of the Non-STEM Strand senior high school graduating class; and, (c) of good moral character and in good health.

They should pursue any of the Science and technology (S&T) programs covered under the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships in any of these academic institutions: State universities and colleges (SUCs); tertiary institutions identified as Centers of Excellence or Centers of Development, or Level III accredited by Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) for the S&T programs; and DOST-SEI identified network institutions.  

Qualifiers have grant privileges such as tuition fees, book allowance, P.E. uniform, group insurance, transportation allowance for those studying outside of home province, monthly stipend, and graduation clothing allowance.

Upon completion of the degree, DOST scholars are required to render service in the country to a minimum period corresponding to the span of time they enjoyed the scholarship.

This year’s exam covers Logical Reasoning, Science, Math, English, and Mechanical-Technical as these categories gauge aptitudes that determine academic and professional success in STEM areas.

Application forms are available at DOST regional and provincial offices. It may also be downloaded at

All requirements and accomplished forms should be submitted at the DOST Regional Office 6 or PSTC on September 6, 2019 as the date of examination is scheduled on October 20, 2019.

For more scholarship details, contact the Negros Occidental PSTC at (034) 435-9175. (LTP/LML-PIA6 Negros Occidental)


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