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SCHOLARSHIPS and FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Programs

AMABLE R. AGUILUZ V HONORS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

With the objective of getting bright students to enroll in AMAES for college, particularly in programs with board examinations, the Chairman hereby approves to revive the Amable R. Aguiluz V Honors Scholarship Program. This scholarship program will also entice potential topnotchers in board examinations.

Qualifications:
Top 1 or Top 2 of the Graduating Class with distinction of “With Highest Honors”

Benefits:
1. Top 1 – 100% Discount on All Fees, waived application fees
2. Top 2 – 75% Discount on All Fees, waived application fees
3. Student will be provided the following:

  • Stipend – 5,000 per semester
  • Book Allowance – 5,000 per semester.

Terms and Conditions:
1. must enroll in a program with a PRC-administered board examination.

To continue enjoying the scholarship grant, the grantee…

  • must maintain a GPA of 1.75 on a minimum of 15 units per trimester or 18 units per semester,
  • must not incur a grade of 3.00 or below, D or UD in all courses enrolled.
  • must not be charged with any academic violation
  • must not be involved in any form of misconduct

Requirements:
1. Certificate of Ranking as Rank 1 or Rank 2 issued by the Principal
2. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation from previous high school teachers
3. Certificate of Good Moral Character
4. Endorsement of the AMAES School Director for Chairman’s approval.

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE (ACAEX) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Qualifications:
1.  One (1) year residency.
2. GWA of 1.0-1.75 for a minimum load of 15 units if trimester and 18 units if semestral
3. No grade of 3.0 and lower, D or UD
4. No disciplinary cases and/or academic violations.

Benefits:
1. GWA of 1.25 or better- 100% discount on all fees
2. GWA of 1.26 t0 1.50- 75% discount on all fees
3. GWA of 1.51 to 1.75- 50% discount on all fees
4. Must pay processing fee

Retention:
1. Maintain a running GWA of 1.00-1.75
2. No grade of 3.00 or lower, D and UD.
3. No conduct/academic violation.
4. Grant is good for 4 years and subject to renewal every semester.

TERTIARY EDUCATION SUBSIDY (TES)

Qualifications:
The priority beneficiaries for the Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) are:

  • Students who are part of households included in the Listahanan 2.0, ranked according to the estimated per capita household income; and
  • Students not part of the Listahanan 2.0, ranked according to estimated per capita household income based on submitted documentation of proof of income to be determined by the UniFAST Board;
  • Provided, further, that such prioritization shall not apply to Filipino students in cities and municipalities with no existing SUC or LUC campus.

Conditions:

TES grantees can only enroll in the following:

For Higher Education:

  • Undergraduate course/program in any SUC campus that has Board approval;
  • Undergraduate courses with Certificates of Program Compliance (COPCs) in CHED-recognized LUCs; and
  • Undergraduate courses with Government Recognition in private institutions listed in the UniFAST Registry of Quality-Assured Institutions and Programs.

For TVET:

TVET program with Certificatie of Program Registration (CoPR) and officially listed in the TESDA Compendium of Registered Program in any public or private technical-vocational institution (TVI)
Beneficiaries enrolled in higher education programs will enjoy a full academic-year of the grant amount, subject to yearly renewal based on their continued studies.

Benefits:
Private HEIs and TVIs:

Students enrolled in private HEIs and TVIs are entitled to the following benefits (Sections 23 and 24. IRR of RA 10931):

  • Tuition and other school fees, which shall be equivalent to the tuition and other school fees of the nearest SUC and State-run TVI in their respective area.
  • Allowance for books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses, including a reasonable allowance for the documented rental or purchase of personal computer or laptop, and other education-related expenses
  • Allowance for room and board costs incurred by the student.
  • PWD students will be given additional allowance to cover expenses such as special services, personal assistance, transportation, equipment and supplies that are reasonably incurred. (Section 23-d IRR of RA 10931).
  • Students enrolled in programs requiring professional license or certification will be given the one-time cost of obtaining the first professional credentials or qualifications, which may include notarial fees, review classes fees, insurance premium fees and documentation fees. (Section 23-e IRR of RA 10931).

CHED-Tulong Dunong Scholarship

The TULONG DUNONG is a Grants-in-Aid (GIA) under the Student Financial Assistance Programs (StuFAPS) of Commission on Higher Education (CHED). This is intended for:

High school graduates whose GWA is at least a passing grade and for graduating high school students whose GWA is at least a passing grade in the third year and in the first three grading periods of the fourth year and who will enroll in identified priority courses in duly authorized public or private HEIs.

Students with earned units in college – whose weighted average is at least a passing grade for the last two (2) semesters and enrolled in identified priority courses in duly authorized public or private HEIs.
Students who passed the Alternative Learning System (ALS) and the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT).

What is the Worth of this Tulong Dunong Scholarship?
The package of financial assistance to grantees shall be six (6) semesters for a three (3) year program, eight (8) semesters for a four (4) year program or ten (10) semesters for a five (5) year program.

Full Merit Program – P15,000 per semester
Half Merit Program – P7,500 per semester
Study Now Pay Later Plan – P7,500 per semester

Eligibility Criteria for CHED-Tulong Dunong Scholarship

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for this CHED Scholarship:

  • Be a Filipino citizen of good moral character.
  • Not be more than 30 years of age at the time of applicationBe a high school graduate or a candidate for graduation;
  • Must have a combined annual gross income of parents/guardian not to exceed P300,000.000.
  • For those who are exempted from filing income tax, there should be a certificate of tax exemption from the BIR. For OFW and seafarers, the latest copy of contract or proof of income.
  • Not be a recipient of any government scholarship and financial assistance.

The CHED-Tulong Dunong Scholarship program is available for pursuing an undergraduate degree in any of the fields of studies in any of the Institutions.

The CHED-Tulong Dunong Scholarship is hosted by the Commission on Higher Education, Philippines.

This CHED Scholarship program is open to local high school graduate students in the Philippines who are intending to enroll in the college.

CHED Scholarship Application Procedure:
To apply for this CHED Scholarship, applicants should follow the following procedures:

  1. Get a copy of CHED StuFAPs application form from CHED offices or download it.
    Fully accomplished the form and submit it to CHED Regional Offices together with all documentary requirements mentioned above.
  2. After evaluation, CHED will contact/mail you regarding the status of your application.
    Student applicants should submit the accomplished CHED StuFAPS Application (StuFAPs Form 1) directly to the CHED Regional Office.
  3. However, applicants who intend to enroll in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) shall directly submit their StuFAPs Form 1 to the concerned SUCs.

Required Documents for this Scholarship:
The following documents should be submitted together with the CHED-Tulong Dunong Scholarship form:

  • CHED StuFAPs Application (OSS Form 01).
  • Duly certified HighSchool Report Card for third year and grades for the first three grading periods for the fourth year.
  • Latest Income Tax Return(ITR), Certificate of Tax Exemption or
  • Copy of Contract/proof of income of parents/guardian from the Bureau of Internal Revenue.
  • Certificate of good moral character from the high school principal/guidance counselor.

For the incoming freshmen:

  • For the fourth year high school applicants – third year grades and first three grading periods of the fourth year;
  • For high school graduates – fourth year Form 138.
  • Applicants with Earned Units in College.
  • Certificate of grades in all subjects in completed semesters.

For Other Applicants:

ALS – Accreditation and Equivalency Test Passer Certificate.
PEPT – Certificate of Advancing to the Next Level.
Latest Income Tax Return (ITR) of parents and Guardians.

  • For those who are exempted from filing income tax, a Certificate of Tax exemption from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) should be submitted.
  • For children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and seafarers, the latest copy of contract or proof of income may be considered.
  • Certificate of good moral character from the last school attended.

FULL OR PARTIAL PESFA (Private Education Student Financial Assistance)

Eligibility:

  • Programs are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the university.
  • Applicants must be a Filipino citizen.
  • Must be a high school graduate, candidate for graduation; with earned units in college; passer of Alternative Learning System (ALS) / Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT).
  • Must have a combined annual gross income of parents/guardian not to exceed Three Hundred Thousand Pesos (PhP 300,000.00)*.
  • Must avail of only one CHED program or financial assistance program; and
  • Must not be a graduate of any degree program.
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted via post.
 
Documentary Requirements: 
For Incoming Freshmen:
For 4th year HS applicants – 3rd-year grade and first three grading periods of the fourth year
For high school graduates – Form 138.
For Applicants with Earned Units in College – Certificate of grades in all subjects in completed semesters
Other Applicants:
ALS – Accreditation and Equivalency Test Passer Certificate
PEPT – Certificate of Advancing to the Next Level.
 
Other Requirements:
  • Any one of the following: Latest Income Tax Return (ITR) of parents or guardian,
  • Certificate of Tax Exemption from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR),
  • Certificate of Indigency from their Barangay,
  • Case Study from Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), or Affidavit of No Income.
  • For children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and seafarers, the latest copy of contract or proof of income may be considered.
  • Certificate of good moral character from the last school attended.

Benefit: Full scholars will receive financial assistance worth PhP30,000 while partial scholars are set to receive PhP15,000 per academic year. On the other hand, PESFA scholars will receive PhP15,000.

CHED CSP (CHED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM)

Qualification / Eligibility Requirements

A student-applicant must comply with the following criteria to qualify for the scholarship grant:

  1. Filipino citizen;
  2. Graduating high school / high school graduate with General Weighted Average (GWA) of at least 90% or its equivalent computed as follows:
    If completed Grade 11 + 1st semester of grade 12 then grade is computed as (Average GWA of Grade 11) + GWA of grade 12 /3 *70%
    If completed Grade 12 then grade is computed as 12 GWA*70%
  3. Combined annual gross income of parent/s, guardian which does not exceed Four Hundred Thousand Pesos (Php 400,000.00), an applicant must present a written certification or medical findings of illness of a family member, or school certifications of two or more dependents enrolled in college; and
  4. Those student-applicants belonging to the special group of persons such as the Underprivileged and Homeless Citizens under Republic Act No. 7279, Persons with Disability (PWDs) under RA No. 7277 as amended, solo parents and/or their dependents under RA 8972, Senior Citizens under RA 9994 and Indigenous People under RA 8371 shall submit certifications and/or Identification Cards (IDs) issued by the appropriate offices or agencies.

NOTE: Students should enroll in any of the priority courses identified by CHED.

SSS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE LOAN PROGRAM

Qualifications:

  • The member-borrower must be
    below 60 years old,
  • must have an actual monthly basic salary or income of P25,000 or below,
  • must have at least 36 posted monthly contributions (six of which should be posted within the last 12 months prior to the month of filing of EALP Application),
  • and must be up-to-date in the payment of his salary/housing and other member loans amortization.

The EALP beneficiaries may be…

  • the member-borrower,
  • legal spouse of the member-borrower,
  • child of the member-borrower (legitimate, illegitimate, or legally adopted),
  • and sibling of the ​unmarried member-borrower (including half brother/sister)
  • Each member-borrower is only allowed one beneficiary.
  • Enrolled in any undergraduate course offered by universities and colleges recognized by the Commission on Higher Education, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.

Amount of Loan

For degree courses, maximum of P20,000 per program term or net tuition/miscellaneous fees/assessment balance on cash basis, whichever is lower. For a four-year degree program or its equivalent, the maximum number of times a member-borrower can avail himself of the EALP shall be eight semesters/12 trimesters/16 quarters, or a maximum of P160,000 full allocation. For a five-year degree program or its equivalent, the maximum number of times a member-borrower can avail himself of the EALP shall be 10 semesters/15 trimesters/20 quarters, or a maximum of P200,000 full allocation. For two-year vocational/ technical courses, maximum of P10,000 per semester/trimester or net tuition/miscellaneous fees/ assessment balance on cash basis, whichever is lower. For a semester program, the maximum number of availments shall be four semesters or a maximum of P40,000 full allocation. For a trimester program, the maximum number of availments shall be six trimesters or a maximum of P60,000 full allocation. The loan amount shall be funded on a 50:50 basis by the national government and SSS.

GSIS GFAL-EL

“We will allow GSIS members who have at least 15 years of government service to avail of an educational loan for their kins in college. The loan has a term of ten years but we will not require them to pay anything in the first five years. So they don’t have to worry about the tuition of their children for the first five years,“ Macasaet explained in a radio interview.

Under the GFAL-Educational Loan (GFAL-EL), the maximum amount that may be borrowed per academic year is Php100,000 covering tuition and other school fees. The interest rate is only 8%.

A GSIS member may nominate up to two student-beneficiaries under the program. The two must be related to him or her up to the third degree of consanguinity or affinity and enrolled in a four-or five-year course in a private or public educational institution.

The loan proceeds will be directly paid to the school under the student’s account every semester or trimester until the beneficiaries finish their courses.

Members, including special members, who have at least 15 years of service may apply for the loan. They must not be on leave of absence without pay, have no pending administrative or criminal case, and have no past due GSIS loans (including housing loans).

SIKAP GRANT

Overview
Scholarships for Instructors’ Knowledge Advancement Program (SIKAP) provides opportunities for Higher Education Institution (HEI) teaching personnel, or former HEI teaching personnel seeking advanced studies in identified universities and colleges in the Philippines.

Eligibility Criteria: Applicants must…

  • Be a Filipino citizen;
  • Be employed as a Teaching Personnel in an HEI, or have been employed as Teaching Personnel within the last twelve (12) months, at the time of Application;
    a. Does not hold an administrative or management position;
    b. Does not hold full-time employment in any government agency, or private company, which are not HEIs (e.g. State and Local Universities and Colleges, Private HEIs, etc.);
  • For full-time scholars, must commit to pursue the program on a full time study
    a. If the scholar is employed, with commitment / proof from the employer to release the applicant for full time study and will be released from all teaching and/or administrative duties for the duration of the scholarship.
  • For part-time scholars, must commit to have a maximum of twelve (12) units of teaching load, or twenty (20) hours of work per week, in no case greater than any of the two conditions;
  • Has been admitted to an eligible graduate program;
    a. Must be pursuing a program vertically articulated to her/his teaching discipline;
    b. Must not hold a degree in the degree level being pursued (i.e. applicants for a scholarship for doctorate degree, must not already possess a doctorate degree);
    c. In the event where the teaching personnel was not able to pursue a degree vertically articulated to his/her teaching discipline is still eligible provided that a strong justification is provided (e.g. program being pursued is an emerging or niche program), subject to the approval of the Commission en Banc.
  • For scholars who are employed, the justification must be from the head of the Institution.
  • Be of age that will allow her/him to render sufficient return service after obtaining her/his graduate degree; This will be guided by the following rules:
    a. If admitted in a Master’s degree program, the applicant must not be more than 52 years old at the time of application;
    b. If admitted in a Doctorate degree program, s/he must not be more than 50 years old at the time of application; and
    c. Exceptions may be considered as may be provided for by the Commission en Banc.
  • Not be enjoying any other government-funded scholarship or grant at the time of application;
    Committed to complete the degree program requirements within the study duration; and
  • Not have a relative, up to the fourth (4th) degree of consanguinity or affinity, to any CHED employee in the CHED Regional Office (CHED RO) where the application is being processed.
  • Exceptions to these criteria may be considered by the Commission En Banc on a case-to-case basis.

OWWA Scholarships Scheme

There are two types of scholarship grants offered by OWWA:

OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (OFWDSP) – This program can be availed by OFW dependents (siblings or children) who are planning to enroll or are already enrolled in any degree course in a state college or university of their choice, and whose OFW relative earns a monthly salary of NOT more than USD 400 in equivalent. If granted, the recipient of the scholarship will receive P20,000 in total for one whole academic year which they can use for covering their school tuition (if there is) or other academic-related fees.

Education for Development Scholarship Program (EFDSP) – The program is open to all OFW dependents who are planning to enroll or are already enrolled in any 4- or 5-year degree course in their university of choice. The recipient will be entitled to a total of P60,000 per academic year.

PVAO (Philippine Veterans Affairs Office)

Basis of Benefit:
Sec. 3 or RA 6948 as amended by Sec. 1 of RA 7696

Beneficiaries:

  • WWII Veterans
  • Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea (PEFTOK) or Philippine Civic Action Group (PHILCAG) Veteran.
  • Surviving spouse of an eligible veteran.
  • Direct descendant of an eligible veteran.

Nature of Benefit
Payment of school fees not to exceed Php 40,000 per year.

Limitation:
Each veteran is entitled to one educational benefit only.

Basic Requirements:
• Proof of Service: Military Service Record/s.
• Proof of Filiation: Birth Certificate of the Waivee / Student Ward; Marriage Certificate of the Waivee’s Parent.
• Waiver: Executed by the veteran’s children in favor of the waivee in case the veteran and the spouse are both deceased.
• Proof of Identity: Claimant’s Valid IDs; waivee’s / Student Ward’s IDs and school credentials.

DOST-SEI (Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI)

All applicants must be natural-born Filipinos with good moral character and in good health. Application is open to students in the STEM strand but non-STEM students may also apply provided they belong to the top 5% of their graduating class.

Students who belong to families whose socio-economic information meet the cut-off values for certain socio-economic indicators may apply as RA 7687 scholars, while those who belong to families whose socio-economic information are above the cut-off values may apply as Merit scholars. RA 7687 scholarship applicants must also be residents of the municipality for the last four years.

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