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The Department of Science and Technology – CAR, is indeed shifting to the new normal as it conducts its first online orientation for new scholarship qualifiers through Google Meet application and Facebook Live.

The online orientation was held in four (4) batches, catering to qualifiers from Baguio City on June 16, 2020; Benguet on June 17, 2020; Apayao, Kalinga and Mountain Province on June 18, 2020; and finally, Ifugao on June 22, 2020. A total of 201 qualifiers with their parent/legal guardian attended the said orientation.

 

Dr. Nancy A. Bantog, DOST-CAR Regional Director, congratulated and encouraged the qualifiers as well as their parents citing John C. Maxwell when he wrote, “Our lives are to be a river, not a reservoir. What we have should flow through us to others.”

 

The scholarship unit spearheaded the orientation on policies including financial privileges and obligations of DOST scholars.  DOST scholars enjoy privileges such as tuition fee of Php 40,000.00 per academic year, monthly allowance of  Php 7,000.00, book allowance of Php 10,000.00 per academic year, P.E. uniform allowance of 1,000.00, thesis allowance of Php 10,000.00, transportation allowance, group insurance, and PE/MS Uniform allowance.

 

Qualifiers who decided to avail of the scholarship were then instructed to download the scholarship agreement and submit signed documents to the Provincial S&T Centers in their respective provinces or at the DOST-CAR Regional Office.

 

Meanwhile, the DOST – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) has opened its online application for the 2021 DOST-SEI S&T Undergraduate Scholarships for incoming Grade 12 students of AY 2020-2021. This is open to students who intend to pursue STEM courses when they enroll in college next school year.

 

Eligible applicants for the scholarship must be a natural-born Filipinos with good moral character and in good health. The application is open to all STEM students who belong to the graduating class and to non-STEM students who belong to the upper top five percent (5%) of the graduating class.

 

Interested and qualified applicants may apply online through https://www.science-scholarships.ph/. The deadline for the application is on August 28, 2020 while the examination is set on October 25, 2020.//DOST-CAR Scholarship Unit