“Quantcast”/
DOST Scholarships and How to Get One | Edukasyon.ph
Scholarships

DOST Scholarships and How to Get One

Anyone who dabbled in science and technology-related matters is surely familiar with the Department of Science and Technology (otherwise known as DOST), along with the role that it plays in government affairs.

Like other government agencies, DOST has a duty to foster a more competitive environment for any community that it mandates. In this case, the agency involves groups and organizations that fall under the innovation of science and technology in the Philippines.

This includes the creation of more supportive learning spaces for math and science practitioners, which include students who wish to pursue science and technology but are financially incapable of doing so.

Fortunately, DOST has the power to grant scholarships to skilled and deserving students from junior-level and undergraduate backgrounds, provided that they come from families that need financial assistance.

What scholarships are available?

DOST offers two undergraduate scholarships for deserving students under the S&T Undergraduate Scholarships Program, namely the RA 7687 Scholarship, a needs-based scholarship for students who come from financially-incapable families, and the Merits Scholarship, which is granted to academic student achievers who intend to pursue science and technology-related career paths after four or five-year science and technology-related college degrees

To address the lack of high school student enrollees followed by the two-year transition to K-12 by the Department of Education, DOST also introduced the Junior Level Science Scholarships Program to students. In addition to RA 7687 Scholarships and Merit Scholarships, DOST also rolled out RA 10612 scholarships to qualified third-year college students, which guarantees financial assistance to those who intend to teach science and mathematics to basic level education students after graduation – a clear solution to ensure a bigger pool of STEM teachers during and after the K-12 transition.

Who can apply for a DOST scholarship?

For S&T Undergraduate Scholarships, you must be all of the following:

  • A natural-born Filipino citizen;
  • A poor but deserving student with promising talent whose family’s socio-economic status does not go beyond certain standards (RA 7687 scholarship applicants only);
  • Either a member of a graduating senior high school batch’s top five percent (for non-STEM students) or a student from a graduating STEM senior high school batch (RA 7687 scholarship applicants only);
  • Citizen of your school’s municipality for the last four years (RA 7687 scholarship applicants only);
  • has good moral character and is in good health;
  • Has passed the S&T Scholarship Examination

Junior Level Science Scholarship Programs also have similar criteria, albeit with a few additional qualifications:

  • A natural-born Filipino citizen;
  • A poor but deserving student with promising talent whose family’s socio-economic status does not go beyond certain standards (RA 7687 scholarship applicants only);
  • About to enter his or her regular third year of college in a priority Science and Technology-related course for the school year;
  • A resident of your school’s municipality for the last four years, as confirmed by your local barangay (RA 7687 scholarship applicants only);
  • has good moral character and is in good health
  • Has passed the JLSS Examination

What courses fall under this scholarship?

These Science and Technology-related fields fall under DOST’s “priority courses” due to the high demand for STEM workers in the following fields:

Aeronautical Engineering Aerospace Engineering Agribusiness Management
Agricultural Biotechnology* Agricultural Chemistry Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Engineering Agricultural Technology Agriculture
Animal Science Applied Mathematics Applied Physics
Applied Physics with Applied Computer System Applied Physics with Materials Science and Engineering Applied Statistics
Astronomy Technology Biochemistry Biology
Ceramics Engineering Chemical Engineering Chemistry
Chemistry with Applied Computer Systems Chemistry with Materials Science and Engineering Civil Engineering
Community Nutrition Computer Engineering Computer Science
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Electrical Engineering Electronics and Communications Engineering / Electronics Engineering
Environmental Science Fisheries Food Technology
Forestry Geodetic Engineering Geology
Geothermal Engineering Health Science Human Biology
Industrial Design Industrial Engineering Industrial Management Engineering-Information Technology**
Industrial Pharmacy Information and Communications Technology Information System
Information Technology Information Technology Systems Instrumentation and Control Engineering
Life Sciences Manufacturing Engineering Manufacturing Engineering-Management-Biomedical Engineering**
Marine Biology Marine Science Materials Engineering
Mathematics Mathematics and Science Teaching Mathematics Teaching
Mechanical Engineering Mechatronics Engineering Medical Laboratory Science
Medical Technology Metallurgical Engineering Meteorology
Microbiology Mining Engineering Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
Nutrition Nutrition and Dietetics Packaging Engineering
Pharmacy (4-year program) Pharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy (5-year program) Physics
Psychology*** Public Health Science Teaching (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Biology and Chemistry)
Statistics

*UP System only
**DLSU only
***BS Program

What privileges can you avail with this scholarship?

Both types of DOST scholarship programs give you to the following perks, depending on your semestral schedule.

Your DOST scholarship covers the following expenses in a regular academic year:

Expenses Fees
Tuition and Other School Fees P40,000 a year
Book Allowance P10,000 a year
MS/PE Uniform (only for the first semester of your freshman year) P1,000
Group Health and Accident Insurance Premium
Transportation Allowance (for students whose schools are outside their home province) One economy-class round-trip
Monthly Living Allowance P7,000 a month
Graduation Clothing Allowance P1,000

 

If your school curriculum also extends to taking classes during summer break, the scholarship also allows you to avail of a summer allowance with the following benefits:

Expenses Fees
Tuition and Other School Fees P1,500
Book Allowance P500 (must include the official receipt)
Monthly Living Allowance P7,000 a month (for two months)

 

What are the requirements?

To avail of a scholarship, you may either opt to apply online (for S&T Undergraduate Scholarships) or print out a downloadable application form and physically submit them to any DOST Science and Technology Center. Both the S&T Undergraduate Scholarship Programs and Junior Level Science Scholarship Programs have their own respective forms, so feel free to fill out either of them.

S&T Undergraduate Scholarship Program applicants are also advised to prepare the following items beforehand:  

Items RA 7687 Scholarship Merit Scholarship
Personal Information (Form A)
Household Information Questionnaire (Form B)
Certificate of Good Moral Character (Form C)
Certification that student applicant belongs to the graduating senior high school STEM batch (Form D1) OR certification that student applicant belongs to the upper 5% of the NON-STEM strand graduating senior high school batch (Form D2)
Statement of the applicant stating that he or she has not taken any previous DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Examination, along with any undergraduate units or secondary course (Form E)
Statement of parent declaring that the applicant has no pending immigration application to any other country (Form F)
Certificate of Residency (Form G)
Two recent 1×1 photos
Photocopy of Birth Certificate
Parent/s Income Tax Return from the previous year / W2 / Employment Contract for OFW / BIR Certificate of Exemption from Filing of ITR / Barangay Certificate of Indigency
The electric bill for three consecutive months or Barangay Certificate of Electric Sharing (if applicant shares electricity expenses with other household applicants)
P200 non-refundable test fee

 

Likewise, Junior Level Science Scholarship Program applicants will also have to obtain the following requirements. Keep in mind that Forms A to F2 are already available in the application form:

Items RA 10612 Scholarship RA 7687 Scholarship Merit Scholarship
Personal Information (Form A)
Household Information Questionnaire (Form B)
Certificate of Good Moral Character (Form C)
Certification of Program of Study and Year Level (Form D)
Certificate of Residency (Form E; only for RA 7687 scholarship applicants)
Commitment to Return of Service:
Form F1
Form F2
Official Transcript of Records (TOR) or True Copy of Grades (TCG) for first and second years in college
Two recent 1×1 photos
Photocopy of Birth Certificate
Parent/s Income Tax Return from the previous year / W2 / Employment Contract for OFW / BIR Certificate of Exemption from Filing of ITR / Barangay Certificate of Indigency
Electric bill for three consecutive months or Barangay Certificate of Electric Sharing (if applicant shares electricity expenses with other household applicants)
P200 non-refundable test fee

 

Once you’ve accomplished the forms and acquired all of your requirements, submit them all to the nearest DOST Science and Technology Center and take your exam. Good luck!

So dear STEM students, are you ready to delve into the world of science and technology? Whether you intend to pursue medicine, science, mathematics, agriculture or engineering, Edukasyon.ph has a vast collection of schools for incoming senior high school students and college students!

Tags: