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CHED Scholarship Program: Everything You Need to Know to Apply

Updated: Aug 21, 2021

The CHED Scholarship Program is for the qualified and deserving students entering first year of Tertiary Education whose General Weighted Average (GWA) is at least 96% or its equivalent (for Full Merit Program) and 93%-95% or its equivalent (for Half Merit Program). (CMO No. 11, S. 2021)

The CHED Scholarship Program for AY 2021-2022 will be closing soon. The application opened last July 1, 2021 and will be closing on August 15, 2021.

You can search available CHED scholarships in your Region here in our Build Nation CHED Scholarship Finder: Then click the Apply button in the CHED Region you belong. But before you apply, make sure you understand these information below.


The CHED Scholarship Program provides Php 120,000 for Full Scholars enrolled in Private Higher Education Institutions and provides Php 80,000 for Full Scholars enrolled in Public Higher Education Institutions. Here's the full details:


Step 1. Check whether you are qualified for any CHED Scholarship Programs (CSPs) per CMO 08, S. 2019 and CMO 11, S. 2021

General Qualifications:

  • Must be a Filipino citizen;

  • Must be a Senior High School graduate OR a candidate for graduation with general weighted average (GWA) of at least 93% or its equivalent OR a passer of Alternative Learning System (ALS)/Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT);

  • Must have guardian/parents with a combined annual gross income not exceeding Four Hundred Thousand Pesos (PhP 400,000.00);

  • Must avail of only one CHED scholarship or financial assistance program; and

  • Must not be a graduate of any degree program.

Step 2. Check if your course/degree program is a CHED Priority Course/Degree Program per CMO 10, S. 2021.

You can check if your program or course is included in CHED's Priority Course/Degree program in our Priority Courses Finder.

Step 3. Prepare the scanned, clear copies of all documentary requirements saved as JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg and file size not more than 5MB) in your computer, USB or device before applying online.

DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS (to be scanned and uploaded when applying online) Important Reminder: All documents in photocopies must be CERTIFIED TRUE COPIES:

  1. 2 pcs. 2"x2" ID picture

  2. Certified true copy of Birth Certificate

  3. Academic Credentials:

    1. For Graduating Senior High School applicants– Grades for Grade 11 and 1st Sem. of Grade 12

    2. For Senior High School Graduates – Form 137

    3. For ALS Passers - Accreditation and Equivalency Test Passer Certificate

    4. For PEPT Passers - Certificate of Advancing to tne Next Level

  4. Parents'/Guardians' Proof of Income (whichever is applicable)

    1. Latest Income Tax Return (ITR) of parents or guardian

    2. Certificate of Tax Exemption from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)

    3. Certificate of Indigency with Gross Annual Income of parent/guardian issued by the Barangay Chairman or Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)

    4. Affidavit of No Income or Case Study from DSWD

    5. For children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and Seafarers, a latest copy of contract or proof of income may be considered

  5. Supporting Documents. In addition to the core requirements, the following SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS will be further required for the following cases:

    1. For solo parents and/or their dependents, submit authenticated photocopy of Solo Parent ID or Certification from Department of Social Welfare and Development

    2. For applicants belonging to an Ethnic Group, submit Certificate from National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)

    3. For PWD applicants, submit Medical Certificate

    4. For applicants living with a guardian, submit Affidavit of Guardianship

Step 4. Accomplish the Online CSP Application form through clicking the "Apply" button in the CHED Region you belong here:

Step 5. Click the SUBMIT Button, Print, sign and keep your accomplished application form.

Step 6. Wait for the results. Results of the application will be sent to the email provided by the applicant.

Selection of Full or Half Scholarship?

The selection process was amended by CMO No. 11, S. 2021 stated below:

Article VI, CHED Scholarship Programs Section 6. A qualified student may be awarded Full Scholarship or Half Scholarship under the State Scholarship and Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA). The CSPs are intended for entering first year students who are eligible for college whose General Weighted Average (GWA) is at least 96% or its equivalent for Full Merit Program and 93% to 95% or its equivalent for Half Merit Program, who must enroll in recognized priority programs in private Higher Education Institutions (HEls) or State Universities and Colleges (SUCs)/ or accredited Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs) with Certificates of Program Compliance (COPC). The availment of the type of scholarships is determined through ranking system and availability of slots.

Note: The application for financial assistance is completed only after the documentary requirements validation by the appropriate CHED Regional Office. All applications will be subjected to the ranking process in accordance with CHED Guidelines. You will be notified of the result of the verification and ranking process through email to be sent to your provided email address.

All qualified applicants resulting from the rank list and based on the available slots shall be required to submit their original documents for verification and issuance of Notice of Award (NOA) by CHEDROs.

10,244 views3 comments


Pede na po vha mag apply For Ched scholarship ang graduating grade 12?when po ulit mag available for application?


Pede po bang mag apply for CHED Scholarship kapag 2nd year na?


Eanna Marquez
Eanna Marquez
Nov 20, 2021

When po sila magiging available ulit? Next year po july graduate na po ako ng grade 12, can i apply for this po?


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