The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) announces the list of qualifiers of the DOST-SEI Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarship for academic year AY 2021-2022. 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 2021
This year’s qualifiers included 3,815 students who qualified under the RA 7687 program—scholarships for academically gifted students from economically disadvantaged families—and 4,252 students who qualified under the Merit program. They will receive notification of award in September from DOST-SEI or the appropriate DOST Regional Offices.
Two thousand forty-two (2,042) names on the list were marked with a single asterisk, indicating that some documents were missing, while others were withheld pending completion and evaluation of requirements. They will be notified by DOST-SEI to complete their requirements. Congratulations to our future scientists!
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.