How to avail the OWWA Education for Development Scholarship Program

Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP)

A scholarship grant to qualified dependents of OFWs consisting of a maximum of Php 60,000.00 per school year until the completion of baccalaureate course (4-5 years). For incoming freshmen, the selection of scholars is determined through the DOST national examinations. Only the top 400 passers are considered for entry as freshmen; 600 slots are for those who are already enrolled in college.

Who are qualified?

A child of an active OWWA member or a sibling of a single active OWWA member who is:

1. Incoming Senior High School (Grade 12)
-must have at least 80% General Weighted Average (GWA) without failing grades upon application
-passed the qualifying examination to be conducted by DOST and belongs to the top 400 passers nationwide

2. Incoming Freshmen (1st year college)
-Grade 11 graduate (Incoming Grade 12 / currently enrolled as Grade 12)
-Not more than 21 years old
-With a General Weighted Average (GWA) of 80% or higher. If required GWA is not yet available at the time of filing of application, the academic performance of the applicant in the two consecutive preceding school year shall be used as basis for evaluation
-Belonging to the top 400 qualifiers of the Department of Science and Technology national qualifying exam

3. For those who are already enrolled in 2nd year to 5th year in college
-Not more than 30 years old
-With a GWA not lower than B letter grade or 85% equivalence in all academic and non-academic subjects during the last school year attended in full load

Note: Applicant is not a recipient of any OWWA or other scholarship grant

What are the requirements?

Checklist of Requirements Where to Secure
Scholarship Application Form OWWA RWO
OFW Membership Record OWWA RWO
2pcs. I.D. Picture with Name Tag Applicant
At least one (1) valid I.D. of the OFW and/or the Authorized Representative Government Issued or Company Issued I.D.
Proof of Relationship to OFW Member i.e. Birth Certificate from PSA or LCR

  • OFW Birth Certificate, if dependent is sibling
  • OFW Certificate of No Marriage Record (CENOMAR, if single)
  • Dependent’s Birth Certificate
Philippine Statistics Authority or
Local Civil Registrar
Dependent’s Form 137 / Certified True Copy of Form 138 / Transcript of Records (TOR)

  • For incoming first year, 80% GWA without failing grades
  • For second to fifth year, 85% GWA without failing grades
School Registrar
For Incoming 1st Year College, Notice from RWOs of qualifying the DOST-OWWA
Pre-Qualifying Examination for EDSP
Other Special Requirements:

  • Certificate of Good Moral
  • Medical Certificate i.e. Physically Fit to attend school if student has a medical pre-condition/s
  • School Registrar or Authorized School Officer/Faculty
  • Any competent Medical Practitioner from public or private medical institution/facility

How to avail the service?

  • Visit the OWWA Regional Welfare Office that covers the permanent address of the OFW.
  • Get queuing number or queue in the line for EDSP scholarship application
  • Present the I.D. of OFW member together with the requirements to the Membership Verification Desk
  • Obtain Notice of Award and Schedule of Scholarship Orientation validation / evaluation.
  • Attend Scholarship Orientation and Facilitate Notarization of Scholarship Agreement

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