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2024 CHED Merit Scholarship Program (CMSP)

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The CHED Merit Scholarship Program (CMSP) 2024. This government-funded scholarship is designed to support academically gifted Filipino students, particularly those who belong to special groups such as underprivileged citizens, persons with disabilities, and solo parents and their dependents.

This article will provide an overview of the CMSP, including its eligibility requirements and documentary requirements.

Overview of CHED-CMSP

The CMSP is a valuable opportunity for Filipino students who want to pursue their undergraduate studies in any CHED recognized priority programs in private higher education institutions (HEIs) or State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs).

This scholarship provides full or partial financial assistance, which may cover tuition and other fees, as well as a monthly stipend for living expenses.


To be eligible for the CMSP, applicants must meet the following requirements:

a. Be a Filipino citizen
b. Be a graduating high school student/High school graduate with a general weighted average (GWA) of at least 90%
c. Belong to a special group of persons, such as underprivileged and Homeless Citizens under Republic Act (RA) No. 7279, Persons with Disability (PWDs) under RA No. 7277 as amended, Solo Parents and/or their Dependents under RA 8371, and must submit certifications and/or identification cards (IDs) issued by the appropriate offices or agencies.
d. Avail of only one government-funded financial assistance program.
e. Intend to enroll in a course that is on the list of CHED Priority Programs.

Documentary Requirements

Applicants must submit the following documentary requirements:

a. Citizenship: Certified true copy of Birth Certificate
b. Academic Requirements:

  • High school report card for incoming freshmen students eligible for college; and
  • Duly certified true copy of grades for Grade 11 and 1st semester of Grade 12 for graduating high school students

c. Income Requirements (whichever is applicable)

  • Latest Income Tax Return (ITR) of parents or guardian;
  • Certificate of Tax Exemption from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR);
  • Certificate of Indigence either from their Barangay or Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD);
  • Case Study report from DSWD; and
  • Latest copy of contract or proof of income, for the children of Overseas Filipino Workers and seafarers

d. Other Requirement

  • Identification Card (ID) – Special Group (Underprivileged or Homeless, PWD, Solo Parent, Senior Citizen, Indigenous People)

Financial Assistance

This scholarship program shall cover tuition and other school fees (TOSF), stipend which shall be released directly to the scholars or through HEIs, and book connectivity allowance per semester of a given academic year until the completion of the degree program.

Private HEIs

Program Period TOSF Stipend Book/ Connectivity Allowance Total
Full PESFA Annual 40,000 70,000 10,000 120,000
Semestral 20,000 35,000 5,000 60,000
Half PESFA Annual 20,000 35,000 5,000 60,000
Semestral 20,000 17,500 2,500 30,000


Program Period TOSF Stipend Book/ Connectivity Allowance Total
Full SSP Annual FREE 70,000 10,000 80,000
Semestral FREE 35,000 5,000 40,000
Half SSP Annual FREE 35,000 5,000 40,000
Semestral FREE 17,500 2,500 20,000

Application Procedure

  1. Prepare the complete documentary requirements
  2. Scan the documentary requirements clearly.
  3. Send the application and documents ONLINE to your respective CHED Regional Office.


The CMSP is an excellent opportunity for academically talented Filipino students who belong to special groups to pursue their higher education goals without worrying about the financial burden.

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet the eligibility requirements and submit the required documentary requirements. The application opening date is yet to be announced, so interested applicants are advised to monitor the official website of CHED for updates.

The CMSP can help deserving Filipino students achieve their dreams of obtaining a college degree, and it is a testament to the government’s commitment to education and development.

For inquiries, kindly contact your respective CHED Regional Office.

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Sarah Cruzado March 21, 2023 - 6:00 am

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jomar bacunawa March 21, 2023 - 6:20 am

hoping I can get a slot for scholarships

Jethyl Bliss Aguilar Trance March 22, 2023 - 12:07 am

I hope I’m one that get a scholarship . It’s not easy without a mother and my father got paralize.No one can sustain my schooling in this college

Rose Ann Alcayde Abuke March 22, 2023 - 12:07 am

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Eggieboy Labador March 22, 2023 - 12:17 am

Hoping I can get a slot for scholarships, because my parents can’t support me in my college,

Cedrick James M. Ortiz March 22, 2023 - 1:05 am

I want to apply scholarship because my parents have not enough money to sustain my college degree and I really- really want to help my parents and give them comfort life

Welmar S. Castro March 22, 2023 - 1:46 am

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Adrian Batula March 22, 2023 - 2:14 am

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Shainna Rose Rogelio March 22, 2023 - 3:14 am

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Cristy sanchez bernal May 4, 2023 - 5:50 pm

I want to have a scholarship to sustain me financially

Fel M. Retes May 22, 2023 - 10:40 am

I am writing to humbly request your consideration for a scholarship opportunity that would greatly support my educational aspirations and enable me to pursue academic excellence.

Mary Grace Dela cruz June 1, 2023 - 5:42 am

I hope get this scholarship to help my studying

Christine Saldivar June 24, 2023 - 11:06 am

I hope that I can get this scholarship to help me for my needs when I started studying in college this coming 2023-2024


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