DOST Application for HS Scholarship Now Open
Capiz DOST Information Officer Juafe Abareles disclosed that currently enrolled Grade 6 pupils from a duly Department of Education-recognized school may now apply for the Philippine Science High School National Competitive Examination set on October 22, 2016.

To qualify for said examination, the applicant pupils must have a final grade of 85% or better in Science and Mathematics, evidenced by the student's report card in Grade 5.

“If the student's grades in Science or Math are below 85%, then, he/she must provide evidence that he/she belongs to the upper 10% of the class," Abareles said.

She added that an applicant must be a Filipino citizen with no pending or approved application as immigrant to any foreign country; born on or after August 1, 2002, and  have at least a satisfactory rating (or its equivalent) in his/her Character Rating in his/her Grade 5 report card.

In addition, the applicant must not have taken the PSHS NCE previously, and preferably, be in good health and fit to undergo a rigorous academic program.

The deadline for submission of application in any PSHS campuses of DOST Regional and Provincial Offices is on September 2, 2016.

The scholarship grant for those who will qualify in this year’s competitive examination will take effort for   school year 2017-2018.

Abareles said that should a pupil qualify for said scholarship grant, he is entitled to free tuition fee, free loan of textbooks, monthly stipend,  uniform, transportation and living allowance for low income groups. (JCM/JBG/PIA6-Capiz)