BACOLOD CITY, April 5 (PNA) -– A total of 101 high school graduates from 44 institutions in Negros Occidental have been admitted to the college scholarship program of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
Of the total passers, nine qualified for the DOST-Science Education Institute Merit Scholarship, according to DOST Provincial Director Allan Francis Dara-ug.
The rest of the scholars, on the other hand, will enjoy the benefits provided under Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994 (Republic Act 7678), he said.
Under RA 7687, scholars will get subsidized tuition, book allowance, monthly stipend, and school fees, he said.
Those who qualified for DOST-SEI Merit scholarship will get the same benefits but their monthly stipend will be based on the economic conditions of their families.
Dara-ug said scholars can choose any four- or five-year Bachelor of Science courses in DOST-SEI priority fields in different state colleges and universities nationwide.
They also have the chance to enroll in schools identified as Center of Excellence and Center of Development by the Commission on Higher Education, he added.
Qualifiers and their parents are advised to attend the scholarship orientation and signing of the Scholarship Agreements on April 22 to 24 at the Sugar Workers Development Center at Cottage Road in Bacolod City.
They are also instructed to bring with them photocopies of two valid identification cards, four 2×2 and 1×1 pictures with white background, 2013 community tax certificate of parents or legal guardian, notarized affidavit of scholarship or special power of attorney (if legal guardian), and P100 for the notarization fee. (PNA)
101 high school graduates get DOST scholarship