The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announces the list of qualifiers for the DOST-SEI Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarship for the academic year AY 2022-2023. DOST-SEI did not hold a national qualifying examination this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as it had done in previous years. Instead, applicants were subjected to eligibility screenings through the DOST-SEI E-Scholarship Application System, which examined documentary requirements such as grades. Data analytics was used to determine the qualifiers.
The country’s premier science scholarship program is open to all qualified graduating students under the STEM strand. However, those non–STEM students can also apply provided that they belong to the upper top five percent of the graduating class and are willing to pursue a college degree in Basic and Applied Sciences, Engineering, Science, or Mathematics.
List of Qualifiers 2022-2023
As per DOST-SEI, 10,487 students are qualified to enter college as science scholars. Of this year’s qualifiers, 5,567 qualified via the RA 7687 Scholarship Program, which awards scholarships to kids from low-income households with a high aptitude for science, and 4,920 qualified under the Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations to our new DOST-SEI scholars!
On the list, 4,465 qualifiers’ names are marked with an asterisk, indicating that some information or documents in their application must be revalidated; 513 potential qualifiers’ names are withheld because some information/document in their application regarding their eligibility for the scholarship must be revalidated. They will be informed of the submission of these data/documents.
DOST Scholars are entitled to tuition and other school fees subsidies, monthly stipend, book, uniform, and graduating clothing allowances, one economy-class round trip fare per year for those studying outside of their home province, and group health/accident insurance. However, these scholars are required to work in the Philippines preferably along with their fields of specialization after graduation. They are prohibited from working outside the country for a period equivalent to the number of years they enjoyed the scholarship as a return service.