The results of 2018 DOST Scholarship examinations were released by DOST-SEI with a total of 8,994 new S&T scholars. Out of the total number of passers, 5,172 qualified as scholars under the RA 7687 Scholarship Program, scholarships for gifted students who belong to economically disadvantaged families; while 3,822 passed under the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program.
The country’s premier science scholarship program, back after a two-year hiatus due to the implementation of the K-12 Curriculum. According to DOST-SEI, it’s a record-breaking year as the number of qualified students reached the highest mark since the scholarship program started in 1958, surpassing 2015’s 5,303 qualifiers by 69.60 percent. The 2018 DOST-SEI Scholarships Examination, which was held on October 15, 2017 in 216 test centers nationwide, recorded the highest number of examinees with 46,434 students.
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Complete List of 2018 DOST Scholarship Qualifiers
DOST Secretary Fortunato De La Peña said the increase in number of DOST scholars is not only favorable to the qualifiers and their families but also to our country where more S&T professionals are needed in addressing a number of national concerns.
“A few years from now, these students will become key players in the country’s development,” De La Peña said. “We hope that the DOST scholarship programs can help them pursue their dreams in the S&T field of their choice.”
The number of municipalities and congressional districts covered by the DOST-SEI Scholarship Program have also increased from 1,568 in 2015 to 1,609 this year representing 97 percent of the country’s total number of municipalities and congressional districts.
DOST Scholarship Privileges
These new S&T scholars, as well as the on-going scholars, will be enjoying the following
- stipend rate at P7,000/month across all disciplines
- tuition fee subsidy
- book allowance
- MS/PE clothing allowance
- one economy-class round trip fare per year for those studying outside of their home province
- group accident insurance
Priority Courses Under DOST Scholarship
The scholarship qualifiers must enroll in any of the University of The Philippines campus; or in state universities and colleges; or private higher education institutions recognized by the Commission on Higher Education as Centers of Excellence or Centers of Development; or with Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines Level III accreditation for the S&T priority programs they will enroll in. Below are the list of priority courses they can enroll in.
|Aeronautical Engineering||Chemistry with Materials Science and Engineering||Industrial Pharmacy||Meteorology|
|Aerospace Engineering||Chemical Engineering||Information System||Microbiology|
|Agribusiness Management||Chemistry||Information Technology||Mining Engineering|
|Agriculture||Civil Engineering||Information Technology Systems||Molecular Biology and Biotechnology|
|Agricultural Biotechnology*||Computer Science||Instrumentation and Control Engineering||Nutrition|
|Agricultural Chemistry||Electrical Engineering||Manufacturing Engineering-Management-Biomedical Engineering**||Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Agricultural Economics||Electronics and Communications Engineering/Electronics Engineering||Manufacturing Engineering-Management-Mechatronics and Robotics**||Pharmacy major in Clinical Pharmacy (5-year Program)|
|Agricultural Technology||Environmental Science||Manufacturing Engineering||Packaging Engineering|
|Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering||Fisheries||Materials Engineering||Physics|
|Applied Mathematics||Food Technology||Mathematics||Applied Physics with Applied Computer System|
|Applied Physics||Forestry||Mathematics Teaching||Applied Physics with Materials Science and Engineering|
|Applied Statistics||Geology||Mathematics and Science Teaching||Petroleum Engineering|
|Animal Science||Geodetic Engineering||Marine Biology||Psychology***|
|Biochemistry||Geothermal Engineering||Marine Science||Public Health|
|Biology||Industrial Design||Mechanical Engineering||Science Teaching (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Science)|
|Ceraics Engineering||Industrial Engineering||Medical Technology||Statistics|
|Chemistry with Applied Computer Systems||Industrial Management Engineering-Information Technology**||Metallurgical Engineering||Doctor of Veteriary Medicine|
Responsibilities of DOST Scholars
DOST-SEI scholars are required to render service in the country preferably along their fields of specialization after graduation for a period equivalent to the number of years they enjoyed the scholarship as a return service. The scholar-graduates may choose to work in the government or in the private sector.
The qualifiers will be contacted by the DOST provincial offices in their home province or they can get in touch with their respective DOST provincial offices.