Scholarship Programs


The S&T Scholarship Programs aim to:

  1. Stimulate and entice talented Filipino youths to pursue lifetime productive careers in science and technology; and
  2. Ensure a steady, adequate supply of qualified S&T human resources which can steer the country towards national progress.

  2. To fulfill these mandates, SEI undertakes, among others, undergraduate scholarship programs:

    a. DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program

    The DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program, formerly known as the NSDB or NSTA Scholarship, begun in 1958. Merit scholars pursue priority courses in the basic sciences, engineering, other applied sciences and science and mathematics teaching at identified universities.

    b. RA 7687 Science and Technology Scholarship Program

    Republic Act No. 7687, also known as the Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994, provides for scholarships to talented and deserving students whose families' socio-economic status do not exceed the set cut-off values of certain indicators. Qualifiers must pursue priority fields of study in the basic sciences, engineering, other applied sciences and science and mathematics teaching.

    c. Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) Program

    These are scholarship grants to qualified third year students who are enrolled in priority fields of study in engineering, basic and applied sciences, science and mathematics teaching at identified universities and colleges. There are two component scholarships namely, Project GIFTS for the Disadvantaged - RA 7687 and Junior Level Science Scholarships-Merit.

    d. RA No. 10612 ”Fast-Tracked Science & Technology Scholarship Act of 2013”

    RA 10612 aims to strengthen the country’s science and technology education by fast tracking graduates in the sciences, mathematics and engineering who shall teach science and mathematics in secondary schools throughout the country.


    Once selected as a qualifier, you will be given a notice of award. You and your parent/legal guardian must report to DOST-SEI or at the nearest DOST Regional Office for the orientation on scholarship policies and signing of the Scholarship Agreement. You must bring the following:

    a. Parent's/legal guardian's Community Tax Certificate for the current year; and

    b. Affidavit of guardianship (if awardee is under the care of a legal guardian).

    In case there is a need for verification of citizenship, you are required to submit your birth certificate. If evaluated favorably, you will finally be awarded a scholarship slot.

    Merit Scholarship awardees are required to accomplish a Household Information Questionnaire (HIQ). Result of the evaluation of this form will determine your scholarship category: full, partial or special.


  4. ** ASTHRDP **

    Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (ASTHRDP)

    ASTHRDP-National Consortium in Graduate Science and Mathematics Education &
    ASTHRDP-Capacity Building Program in Science Education

    ** ERDT **

    Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) Consortium

    Department of Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program (DOST HRDP)

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