Are your parents having a hard time making both ends meet? Are you having financial difficulties as students? But despite all these, are you exerting efforts and doing good in school? If your answer is yes to all these questions, well then, you should aim to become DOST scholars.
DOST stands for Department of Science and Technology. Under this Department is the Science Education Institute that handles undergraduate (and graduate scholarships) for deserving students who will take courses in Science, Engineering and Mathematics.
So why should you be the next DOST scholars?
You should be happy to take note of the following:
1. DOST’s financial assistance, through scholarship privileges, will help you have your dream of earning a college degree.
You may be financially-challenged right now, but once you become DOST scholars, you’ll be provided with financial assistance. If you prefer to study in a public school, your tuition and other fees are now free. But if you prefer to study in private schools, you’ll be entitled to tuition and other school fees not exceeding P40,000 per academic year. You’ll also be provided with book allowance worth P10,000 per school year, as well as monthly stipend amounting to P7,000.00 per month no matter what course you take! Aside from this, you’ll have a P1,000.00 P.E. clothing allowance during your first semester or term as freshman in college.
There’s good news too if you are required to take Summer classes as part of your curricular programs!
If you have Summer classes, you’ll be provided assistance for your tuition fees not exceeding P1,500.00. And should you need to buy books, you’ll just be required to submit your official receipts for the books you bought for up to P500.00 and that will be reimbursed to you. Then for your two’months Summer Term, two months’ worth of stipend will be released to you too.
DOST-SEI will also provide you with a graduation clothing allowance worth P1,000.00 which will be released after your graduation, of course.
2. DOST’s support will help you get through your personal and academic difficulties.
Ongoing DOST scholars often feel under pressure because of the immense responsibility of meeting the requirements of the scholarship. Aside from this, they also experience family and personal difficulties which often affect their academic performance. But worry not. If you become the next DOST scholars and you study in universities with many other recipients, you’ll find a home away from home. This is through the office and learning resource center that are provided for the implementation of scholarship programs.
DOST satellite offices usually conducts consultation hours to assist you.
Besides, they also organize seminar-workshops, assemblies, outreach projects and other programs as part of their S&T Learning Assistance Program (STLAP). These events that are designed for your holistic and personal growth will help you cope up with trials and problems you may encounter within the duration of your scholarship.
By the way, the good news about this is your scholars’associations may even request for DOST-SEI’s support for these programs. You may present a proposal for your associations’ STLAP and make sure to submit the documents they will require you to attach to your proposals. They’ll review your documents so you’ll just have to wait for their response.
3. You’ll have this big potential of becoming scientists/educators/leaders/mathcmaticians/engineers, and so much more that can contribute to the country’s nation building.
You have the brains and the hearts to be a scientists, educators, leaders, engineers, mathematics, etc. someday soon. You just have to exert more effort and be determined to finish your college education with flying colors.
Believe in yourselves and in your capabilities.
As you take courses in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering and technology, rest assured that your treading the right paths and the right careers. This is because courses in these fields are always in demand and are always useful.
As you aim to have better lives, it’s also better that you aim to help in the development of the nation. So when you finish your courses through the scholarship, you must serve by working and sharing your knowledge and training here in your own country.
And how can you be the next DOST scholars?
If you are natural-born Filipinos, in good health, have good moral characters, and you belong to the top 5 percent of the non-STEM strand, or members of the STEM Senior High School graduating class, then you have a big chance to become recipients of the scholarship. You must also be at least four-year residents of your municipality. And of course you have to pass the qualifying exam on October 20, 2o19.
What are the documents you must submit to apply for the exam?
The application form is now available at the DOST-SEI’s website, as well as the brochure that contains all the information you need for your application. Or just click the link below:
Accomplish every part of the application form that needs to be accomplished. Then prepare the other requirements such as photocopy of birth certificate and parents’ income tax return (ITR). Or you may request for certification of indigency from your barangays or municipalities. Also prepare two recent 1″x 1″ pictures, and three consecutive electric bills from the current year.
You may visit www.sei.dost.gov.ph or www.science-scholarships.ph for the more detailed information and for the complete list of requirements for your application. You may also check the courses available for you if you become the next DOST scholars.
Where should you submit your documents?
You may submit your documents to the DOST-Science Education Institute Office in Bicutan, Taguig City. But if you’re far from this area, you may submit your application forms and other requirements to the DOST regional office nearest your place of residence.
Also, follow the instructions indicated on the brochure so that you’ll be reassured to be issued test permits and primer.
The scholarship is your first step in having a bright future. It can make a huge difference in your lives.
If you’re interested in having a better future, then gather your requirements now! Begin reviewing lessons and try having mock aptitude tests. That will help you prepare for the exam on October 20, 2019. And please take note that September 6, 2019 is the deadline of filing of application.
Also, start believing that you can become the next recipients of the prestigious DOST scholarship. Because you can, if you think you can!