The DOST Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarship is for incoming first-year college students who will pursue priority fields of study in the basic sciences, engineering, other applied sciences, and science and mathematics teaching.
Meanwhile, non-stem students who want to apply will need to be in the upper top five percent of their graduating class.
DOST Scholarship 2021 results: List of qualifiers
DOST Scholarship 2021 result is now available. The DOST-SEI did not conduct the national scholarship qualifying examination in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Institute employed data analytics and proxy indicators in place of the exam to identify qualifiers. Documentary requirements were collected through the agency’s E-Scholarship Application System beginning June 2020. These documents, including the students’ grades in Grades 9-11, which were obtained and verified from their respective schools, were evaluated.
3,815 students qualified under the RA 7687 program—scholarships for academically gifted students from economically disadvantaged families—and 4,252 students qualified under the Merit program.
They will receive notice of award sometime in September courtesy of DOST-SEI or the concerned DOST Regional Offices. In the list, 2,042 names were marked with one asterisk implying some lacking documents; while some names were withheld pending completion and evaluation of requirements. DOST-SEI will notify them to complete their requirements.
Refer to the PDF below for the list of Qualifiers.
DOST-SEI scholars are required to render service in the country, preferably along with their fields of specialization, after graduation for a period equivalent to the number of years they enjoyed the scholarship.
The qualifiers and their parents/legal guardians must attend the Orientation on the Scholarship Policies prior to signing the Scholarship Agreement. DOST-SEI said it will happen sometime in September or October 2021. Those with lacking requirements must submit the needed documents on or before September 30, 2021.
DOST Scholarship Qualifications
In order to qualify, the applicant should possess the following:
|1. natural-born Filipino citizen;||✓||✓|
|2. poor, talented and deserving student who belongs to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of certain indicators;||✓||✗|
|3. a. member of the top five percent (5%) of the Non-STEM strand senior high school graduating class;|
b. member of the STEM strand senior high school graduating class;
|4. resident of the municipality as attested by the barangay;||✓||✓|
|5. of good moral character and in good health;||✓||✓|
|6. do not have any post-secondary or undergraduate units||✓||✓|
|7. a. Have not taken any previous DOST-SEI examination; or b. Have taken the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Examination but did not qualify for the scholarship; or c. A qualifier of the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship but did not avail of the award;||✓||✓|
|8. qualifier of the S&T Scholarship Examination||✓||✓|
DOST Scholarship Benefits
Successful applicants can receive exceptional benefits and privileges. The DOST Scholars can get P40,000 for his/her tuition and other school fees. Additionally, she will enjoy a P10,000 worth of book allowance per year and a P7,000 monthly living allowance. Students studying outside their province will be given a round trip economy fare. They will also have premium health insurance.