Top 6 Government Scholarships You Can Apply

Updated: Oct 31, 2021



Planning to go to college or having difficulty in paying for your tuition or other school fees? Here are the top scholarships and student financial assistance programs from our government to help you in your Tertiary Education.








Top 6 Government Scholarships


1. CHED Scholarship Program


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).


Benefits:

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.


Enrolled in Private HEIs

Program

Period

TOSF

Stipend

Book / Connectivity Allowance

Total

Full Scholarship

Annual

40,000

70,000

10,000

120,000

Semestral

20,000

35,000

5,000

60,000

Half Scholarship

Annual

20,000

35,000

5,000

60,000

Semestral

10,000

17,500

2,500

30,000

Enrolled in SUCs/LUC

Program

Period

TOSF

Stipend

Book / Connectivity Allowance

Total

Full Scholarship

Annual

FREE

70,000

10,000

80,000

Semestral

FREE

35,000

5,000

40,000

Half Scholarship

Annual

FREE

35,000

​5,000

​40,000

Semestral

FREE

​17,500

2,500

​20,000

Read Here to Apply:

CHED Scholarship Program: Everything You Need to Know to Apply


2. DOST S&T Undergraduate Scholarship Program


The S&T Undergraduate Scholarships Program aims to stimulate and entice talented Filipino youths to pursue lifetime productive careers in science and technology and ensure a steady, adequate supply of qualified S&T human resources which can steer the country towards national progress.


Benefits:

The S&T Undergraduate Scholarships Program provides up to Php 154,000 plus other benefits for its qualified Scholars.


Regular Academic Year

​Tuition and other school fees

40,000 / year

Book Allowance

10,000 / year

Group Health and Accident Insurance

Premium

Transportation Allowance (for those studying outside of home province)

1 economy-class roundtrip fare

Monthly Living Allowance

7,000 / month

Thesis Allowance

10,000

Graduation Clothing Allowance

1,000

Summer Allowance (if required in the curriculum)

Tuition and other school fees

1,500

Book Allowance

500 (to submit Official Receipt)

Monthly Living Allowance

7,000 / month for two months

Read more: How to apply in DOST's S&T Undergraduate Scholarships Program?

DOST Junior Level Science Scholarships 2021 - Here's Everything You Need to Prepare









3. UniFAST Tertiary Education Subsidy


The Tertiary Education Subsidy or TES is one of the major components of Republic Act 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (UAQTEA).


It is not a scholarship but a grant-in-aid program that provides financial assistance to support at least the partial cost of tertiary education, inclusive of education-related expenses. It prioritizes students belonging in lower income households and provide access to quality tertiary education in city/town without state or local universities and colleges.


Benefits:

Per Academic Year, qualified grantees receive a financial assistance in the amount of:

  1. Php 40,000 - for grantees enrolled in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) or CHED-recognized Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs)

  2. Php 60,000 - for grantees enrolled in CHED-recognized programs of Private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)

Additional benefits are:

  1. Php 30,000 - for grantees who are considered as Persons with Disability

  2. Php 10,000 - for grantees who will be taking the Board or Licensure Examinations (Maximum amount for one-time reimbursement, within 2 years from the A.Y. when the student graduated)


Read more:

CHED UniFAST TES: Everything You Need to Know to Apply (Complete Guide)



4. GSIS Educational Subsidy Program


GESP is open to all active GSIS members who are permanent in employment status; occupying positions with salary grade 24 or below; and updated in their premium payments with no unpaid or underpaid loan amortization for more than three months. The students must be the members’ children or dependents who are taking up a four or five-year course in or have been accepted to any university or college recognized by the Commission on Higher Education.


Benefits:

GSIS will grant a yearly P10,000 educational assistance to 10,000 members’ children or dependents who are in college.


Read more:

Everything You Need to Know to Apply in GSIS Educational Subsidy






5. OWWA Scholarship Programs


OWWA have a number of scholarships and student financial assistance programs to help students whose parents are OFWs to cover the the costs of their Tertiary Education or in any training course within their respective regions. These scholarships and programs are the following:


Scholarships

Benefits

​Skills for Employment Scholarship Program

14,500

OFW Dependent Scholarship Program

20,000

Education for Development Scholarship Program

60,000

Educational Assistance through Scholarship

10,000

Tabang OFWs

30,000


Read more:

OWWA Skills for Employment Scholarship Program (SESP)

www.owwa.gov.ph



6. Department of Agriculture Educational Assistance for the Youth