3,597 pass DOST Scholarship 2013, results out March 24, 2013

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) together with Science Education Institute (SEI) releases results of 2013 DOST-SEI S&T scholarship today, March 24, 2013. A total of 3,597 out of 25,696 high school students pass for the Undergraduate exams given last November 2012 nationwide.Complete list of passers for RA 7687 and Merit are available on this page.

[ Complete List of Passers 2013 DOST-SEI Scholarship announced ]

Official results will be mailed by the DOST-SEI as confimed by PIA.

DOST said that results of the exam is 7.1% higher than the 3,359 number of qualifiers last year. The number of municipalities with qualifiers also increased to 1,107 this year compared to 975 in 2012, the department said.

From the total number of the 2013 passers, 3,089 belong to economically disadvantaged families who qualified under the RA 7687 Scholarship grants, while 508 students who topped the examination qualified under the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program.

Qualifiers who avail of any of the S&T undergraduate scholarships may pursue a four- or five-year college degree in priority science and technology fields. As benefits, RA 7687 scholars will receive tuition subsidy, monthly stipend, book allowance and many more. Scholars under the Merit scholarship program will likewise receive the same benefits except for the pro-rated monthly stipend based on the family’s socio-economic status.

DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo said the Department’s scholarship programs will provide the new awardees access to quality education in leading public and private institutions as it targets to substantially increase the number of scientists and engineers needed to boost economic productivity and knowledge creation in the country.

“We are optimistic that this new breed of future scientists and engineers will help us in creating S&T-based solutions for us to achieve a ‘smarter’ Philippines,” Montejo said.

The DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Program is the Department’s response to its mandate of accelerating the pace of knowledge-driven development in accordance with the S&T human resource growth potential in the country.

In addition, Sec. Montejo announces the availability of scholarship slots for the 2014 S&T Undergraduate Scholarships. Application forms can be obtained at SEI or can be downloaded at its website, www.sei.dost.gov.ph and www.science-scholarships.ph. Deadline for filing of application and requirements is on August 23, 2013. The nationwide scholarship examination is on September 22, 2013.

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