The Department of Science and Technology has distributed application forms for its undergraduate scholarship programs for students with high aptitude in science and mathematics in public and private high schools to encourage more applicants, its Provincial Director, Alan Francis Daraug, said yesterday.
Daraug said they have received inquiries about the scholarship but they need to campaign further so many students will know about it and could avail of the government grant.
He also said that the entrance examination will be held at the Technological University of the Philippines-Visayas in Talisay City for residents of the 3rd, 4th and Bacolod lone districts, Esteban R. Abada Memorial School in Kabankalan City for residents of the 5th and 6th districts, and at Puey Elementary School in Sagay City for applicants coming from 1st and 2nd districts.
Under the DOST scholarship program , qualified applicants with a family gross annual income below P156,600, will receive P8,000 in tuition and school fees P5,000 book allowance annually, P5,000 monthly living allowance, P1,500 summer allowance and P1,000 post-graduation clothing allowance.
Qualified applicants whose family annual income is above P153,600 will also receive the same grants, but their monthly living allowance will be given partially.
If admitted, scholars can enroll in courses like agriculture, applied mathematics, applied physics, biochemistry, biology, engineering, environmental science, fisheries, food technology, forestry, geology and mathematics teaching, among others.*APN