The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) has announced on Sunday, March 29, 2020 the qualifiers for undergraduate scholarship programs – Republic Act No. 7687 and Merit.

The names of qualifiers are posted at DOST-SEI’s website, http://sei.dost.gov.ph/, Facebook page and leading newspapers in the country. Said qualifiers will now enjoy four (4) years of scholarship, P40,000.00 subsidy for tuition and school fees, receive P10,000.00 book allowance per academic year and be given P7,000.00 monthly living allowance for the academic year, clothing allowance, travel allowance, among other benefits. These scholars have to be enrolled in any of the science and technology priority courses in any state university/college or private school identified as Center of Excellence or Center of Development in order to avail.

This year’s qualifiers represent 5.05% of the 1,583 students who took the nationwide qualifying exam held on October 20, 2019 in five (5) exam centers in Negros Oriental. Of the 80 qualifiers, 59 were classified under R.A. 7687 program while 21 belonged to Merit program.

The S&T undergraduate scholarships program aims to stimulate talented Filipino youths to pursue lifetime productive careers in science & technology and ensure a steady, adequate supply of qualified S&T human resources which can steer the country towards national progress. The said scholarships are open to all graduating senior high school students who are enrolled in public and private schools.

The DOST Negros Oriental Provincial Science and Technology Center will coordinate with the qualifiers and announce the orientation schedule and signing of the scholarship agreement as soon as contract forms are available. For inquiries, you may contact DOST Negros Oriental Provincial S&T Center thru telefax (035) 421-2100 or e-mail dostnegor@gmail.com or dostnegorscholarships@gmail.com. (Marjorie S. Bajado/DOST Negros Oriental S&T Media Service)