OWWA Scholarship Program 2019-2020

OWWA offers different Scholarships to the dependents and beneficiaries of an OFW. Two of these are the EDSP and OFWDSP. Find out the requirements and qualifications here.

1.Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP)

The EDSP is a scholarship grant offered to qualified dependents of active OWWA members. It is in the form of financial assistance amounting to a maximum of P60,000.00 per school year.

Beneficiaries of OFW who intend to enroll a 4-5 year baccalaureate course in any preferred colleges/universities.


  • The scholarship grant is only provided once per family of an active OWWA member –OFW.
  • The dependent applicant must not be a recipient of any other scholarship grant.
  • The applicant has not previously taken the EDSP qualifying examination and any post-secondary/vocational or undergraduate/college units.


  • The member-OFW must have an active membership with OWWA at the time of the application.
  • Should not be more than 21 years of age.
  • Must pass the qualifying examination conducted by DOST and belongs to the top 200 examination passer.
  • The applicant must have an average grade of at least 80% and belongs to the upper 20% of the 3rd year/high school graduating class.
  • The dependent-applicant must pass the College Admission Test of the university he/she intends to enroll.

Documentary Requirements

  • Accomplished EDSP Application Form (2 copies)
  • 2×2 ID Photos (2 copies)
  • Birth Certificate authenticated by PSA
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • Form 137 for incoming first-year college or Transcript of Records or Certificate of Grades for those already enrolled in college
  • Certification from the principal that the applicant obtained a general weighted average (GWA) of 80% and that he/she belongs to the top 20% of the graduating class
  • OFW Dependency
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Filing of EDSP Application

Filing of application starts every June of each school year. Deadline for submission of application is every first week of August of each year or as prescribed by ROCS based on the scheduled qualifying exam conducted by DOST.

An applicant must be 4th year high school student and belongs to the graduating class at the time of the application.

Application with incomplete documentary requirements will not be accepted.

Applications are subject for review and further verification as to the documentary requirements submitted.

Application approval only identifies applicants who are qualified to take the national competitive exam conducted by DOST. Examinees who belong to the top 200 passers will qualify for the scholarship.

OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (OFWDSP)*

The ODSP is educational assistance to qualified dependents of active OWWA-member OFWs who intend to pursue any 4 or 5-year baccalaureate degree or associate degree in a state college or university.

The scholarship shall be in the form of financial assistance of P20,000.00 per year. The program is for dependents of OFW whose income is not more than US$400.00.

 Qualified Beneficiaries:

  • Legal dependents of an active OWWA member-OFW whose monthly salary is US$400 or below. Legal dependent refers to only 1 child of married or single or only 1 sibling of member-OFW.
  • The qualified legal dependent must be single and not more than 21 years old.
  • He/she must be a high school graduate, physically, mentally and morally fit.
  • He/she must pass the entrance examination conducted by state college/university in OWWA Regional Offices where she intends to enroll.
  • The dependent-applicant must not be a recipient of any other scholarship grants
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Each OWWA active member is entitled to only 1 scholarship beneficiary.

OFW couples who are both eligible for the program shall be entitled to only 1 scholarship slot.

Eligible OFW dependent who are previous availees of the EDSP and CMWSP is no longer qualified under the ODSP

Documentary Requirements

  • Accomplished Application Form (2 copies)
  • 2×2 ID Photos (2 copies)
  • Proof of relationship to OWWA member (e.g. PSA or Local Civil Registry (LCR)-authenticated birth certificate and certificate of no marriage if OFW is single).
  • Form 137 for incoming first-year college or Transcript of Records or Certificate of Grades for those already enrolled in college.
  • Medical certificate/clearance from any DOH-accredited hospital/center/clinic.
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character issued by the principal/guidance counselor.
  • Accomplished original copy of the Scholarship Agreement.

OWWA Regional Office Announcement

Check the OWWA Regional Office near you as they have different sets of Schedules and Deadlines. Availabilities of Scholarship may also differ.

OWWA Region 1

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OWWA Region 2

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OWWA Region 3

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OWWA Region 6

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    • Hi mam, dependents lang po ng OFW. Anak nyo po or kapatid po , depende po kung qualified po sila.

      • OFW sister ko at may dalawang anak walang trabaho Ang asawa
        Nag inquure kami dati sa OWWA Reg.XI – Davao..
        Talagang sa state U Lang ba talaga pede Mag enroll Ang qualified…tumatanggap din nman Sana Ang UM..
        Sana po mabigyan nman Ng chance mkapamili Ng school..

      • Paano po kung ang isang OWWA member is mag for good na at di na mag abroad dito nalang sa P inas mag work maka avail pa ba ang anak niya?

  1. Mam,ask ko lng po puede po ba apply anak ko bale po 2nd yr collage na po sya ngayun pasukan..

    • depende po sa lugar nyo, sa region po open sila for 2nd year college na scholarship. Not po ako sure sa ibang region po.

    • Meron din po ba ito sa OWWA REGION 10?.may 2 sister po ako abroad may kapatid pa kami na nag aaral san po kami pwede mka hingi ng form at mka pag exam?

  2. Good ma’am/Sir
    active owwa member po ako, ask ko lang kung saan pwede kumuha ng application form for scholarship of beneficiary at kung pwede po sana malaman ang active phone number ng owwa calamba branch, salamat po..

    • hi sir, Sa Office po ng Owwa kumukuha ng application form. Kaso po sa Calamba laguna ang alam ko po tapos na ang application nila nung june 30 po. Try nyo na lang po ask, eto po contact number 09303283155. Thanks

  3. Good evening po. Saan po ba makakakuha ng EDSP Application form? Thank you.

  4. Good eve po,tanung ko Lang po Sana Kung pwede pa po mag apply ng Scholarship?

    • Hello po sir/ ma”am ask ko lang po kung kailan ulit puede mkakuha ng application form Iloilo branch po.. salamat

      • Hello po maam..active owwa member din po ako..ask q din po Saan pwede makahingi Ng form? At number din po sa Owwa Davao branch?

    • Not more than 21 years old po ang qualification nila para sa scholarship.

  5. Good day po, pwede pa po ba mag apply sa Region IV A office? Matagal ko na po inaabangan itong OWWA Scholarship. Ask ko rin po if saan makakakuha ng form? Onsite na po ba? Hoping for a response po. Maraming salamat.

  6. Hi po, sana mapansin nyo. Pwede po ba yan dito sa region 7? cebu po nakatira

  7. Pwde po bang maging magkaroon ng scholarship kahit di magtake ng DOST?

  8. God day po gusto ko pong mag apply ng scholarship na to pwede po ba na maging isa ako sa programang ito

    • Yes po, Check nyo po kung open pa scholarship sa region nyo and kung qualified po kayo pwede po kayong mag apply.

  9. good pm po,ask lang po nmin hanggang anong average po ang tinatanggap ng owwa scholarship? nakapag graduate po ng secondary sa ALS.

  10. Pwede po ba ako maka avail parin ng scholarship kahit po yong school na papasukan ko ay walang entrance exam? Yong OFWDSP po yong balak ko na asikasuhin

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  12. Hi maam my mother is a DH in Saudi is it ok to apply this scholarship eventhough I finished my SHS in a private school. I heard from other people talking that only students from public school can be qualified.

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