225 Davao students are DOST scholars

Mar. 19, 2015

225 high school students out of the 1,774 examinees qualified as scholars of the Department of Science and Technology.

The 2015 Scholarship Program of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) exam was held last September 21, 2014 in five (5) test centers in the region. Out of the total number of passers, 179 qualified as scholars who, under the RA 7687 Scholarship Program, are gifted students who belong to economically disadvantaged families; while 46 passed under the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program.

Davao City got the most number of qualifiers in the region with 85 students. There were 21 qualifiers from Davao Oriental, 28 qualifiers from Davao del Sur, 6 qualifiers from Davao Occidental, 52 qualifiers from Davao del Norte, and 33 qualifiers from Compostela Valley Province.

All DOST-SEI scholars will receive P6,000 monthly stipend (from P5,000) under the Physics/Applied Physics, Geology, Mining Engineering, Agriculture, and Fisheries courses, while under the other DOST-SEI priority courses will receive P5,000 monthly stipend (from P4,000); book allowance of P10,000 per academic year (from P5,000); tuition fee subsidy of P10,000 (from P8,000); and MS/PE clothing allowance of P1,000 (from P500).

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