DUMAGUETE CITY (Dec. 23, 2019) – Nineteen third year college students enrolled in Negros Oriental passed the nationwide examination for the Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) offered by the Department of Science & Technology’s Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI).
They represent the 31% of the 61 students who took the JLSS qualifying exam held on June 2, 2019 at Foundation University, Dumaguete City.
The successful examinees are taking up S&T priority courses in science, engineering, and science/mathematics teaching. 12 of them are currently enrolled in NORSU Main Campus, 5 in NORSU Bayawan-Sta. Catalina Campus; and 1 each in NORSU Bais City and Pamplona campuses.
The JLSS program supports the DOST-SEI’s goal of increasing the number of scientists and engineers that will help boost knowledge creation and economic productivity in the country. The program implements three laws: Republic Act No. 2067 (Merit Scholarship Program), R.A. No. 7687 (Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994), and R.A. No. 10612 (Fast-Tracked S&T Scholarship Act of 2013).
R.A. No. 10612 supports the execution of Section 8 of the K to 12 Law by providing a pool of scholar-graduates which can competently teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in the secondary education, particularly the Senior High School.
Of the 19 local qualifiers, 15 qualified under R.A. 10612 while four (4) are under R.A. 7687. As qualifiers, they can enjoy a 2-3 year DOST Scholarship in their current courses. The scholarship entitles them to subsidies for tuition and other school fees, monthly living allowance, book allowance, transportation allowance, graduation allowance, thesis allowance, group health and accident insurance starting August in the academic year 2019-2020.
Qualifiers’ Orientation and Contract Signing will be in early 2020. Qualifiers are encouraged to closely coordinate with the office. To view the full list of qualifiers, visit www.sei.dost.gov.ph or contact us at (035) 421-2100 or 225-4551 for inquiries. (Sean Adrian T. Guardiano/DOST Negros Oriental PSTC S&T Media Service)