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9,776 incoming college freshmen qualify as S&T scholars

DOST-SEI Announce Qualifiers of the 2023 Undergraduate Scholarship Programs
9,776 incoming college freshmen qualify as S&T scholars

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The Department of Science and Technology–Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announces the eagerly anticipated results of the highly competitive science and technology scholarship examination today, unveiling a new batch of senior high school students who are poised to embark on an exciting academic journey as S&T scholars when they go to college.

Out of 79,585 examinees who took the national qualifying exam last March 18 to 19, 2023, 9,776 qualified to the 2023 DOST-SEI Undergraduate S&T Scholarship Program and will begin enjoying the benefits of their scholarship at the start of the first semester of the academic year 2023-2024.

Unveiling the 2023 DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Qualifiers

This year’s pen-and-paper qualifying examination was conducted in 241 testing centers nationwide and marked the resumption of the face-to-face exam after three years of pause caused by the pandemic. During that period, the Institute identified the qualifiers through data analytics.

Out of the total number of passers, 5,561 qualified as scholars under the RA 7687 Scholarship Program, which is the scholarships for academically talented students of economically disadvantaged families. Meanwhile, 4,215 qualified under the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program. In addition, 1,224 more potential qualifiers—whose names do not appear in the published list— are also under consideration, pending revalidation of some requirements.

The qualifiers will receive their Notice of Award, while the potential qualifiers will receive advice on the requirements they must resubmit. After which, all the qualifiers, with their parents/legal guardians, are invited to attend the orientation on S&T Scholarship Policies and Procedures.

“The announcement of the scholarship exam results marks the beginning of a transformative chapter in the lives of the qualifiers. We believe that they now have the freedom to pursue their dreams and aspirations of S&T careers without constraint.” said Dr. Josette T. Biyo, DOST-SEI Director.

Opportunities Ahead

Qualifiers who will avail of the scholarship will enjoy benefits for the duration of their S&T degree program, which include a monthly stipend of ₱7,000, tuition fee subsidy of up to ₱40,000 per academic year for those who will enroll in private universities and colleges, learning materials and/or connectivity allowance, MS/PE clothing allowance (one-time only), one economy-class roundtrip fare per year for those studying outside of their home province, outright thesis allowance, graduation allowance, and group accident insurance.

The qualifiers must pursue a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program in any of the priority fields of study at a state university or college or any private higher education institution recognized by the Commission on Higher Education as a Center of Excellence or Center of Development or with FAAP Level III accreditation for the BS program that they intend to enroll in. The list of priority S&T programs is posted on the SEI website.

“As these qualifiers continue on their academic paths, their success in the qualifying exams signifies their immense potential in the S&T field and thereon look forward to limitless opportunities it can unlock. The support our program offers will enable them to explore their scientific interests and pursue higher education, setting them on a path to become the next generation of scientists, technologists, innovators, and problem solvers,” Dr. Biyo added.

Future Obligations of Scholars

Upon completion of their degree programs, scholars under RA 7687 and Merit programs shall be working in their fields of specialization in the country, whether in the public or private sector, for a period equivalent to the length of years in which they enjoyed the scholarship.

The DOST-SEI is the service agency of the DOST mandated to accelerate the development of S&T human resources in the country by administering undergraduate and graduate scholarships and advanced specialized training, promoting S&T culture, and developing innovative science education innovative programs.


Source: https://dlu6.science-scholarships.ph/

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