The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) finally released the list of students who qualified for its Junior Level Science Scholarships (JLSS), a program for incoming regular third-year college students enrolled in priority science and technology courses. The examination was conducted last August 27-28, 2022 in different testing centers nationwide.
It is a scholarship program administered by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) for third-year or junior college students enrolled in courses from the DOST-SEI list of fields of study. The government is implementing this program to increase the number of scientists and engineers who will contribute to the country’s knowledge creation and economic productivity. Beneficiaries of this program are expected to teach STEM at the basic education level or work in their fields of specialization in the country for the number of years they received the scholarship.
2022 DOST JLSS Exam Results
According to DOST, a total of 1,803 junior college students passed the DOST-SEI Junior Level Science Scholarship examination and secured an educational scholarship from the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI). These successful examinees are among the 9,077 who took the pen-and-paper qualifying examination administered in various testing centers nationwide on 27-28 August 2022. In addition, 165 more potential qualifiers—whose names do not appear in the published list— are also under consideration, pending resubmission of requirements for further evaluation. Congratulations to the passers!
Qualified applicants will receive two to three years of scholarship benefits, which include a tuition subsidy, a monthly stipend, and a book allowance. The scholarship award will take effect in the first semester of the Academic Year 2022-2023, which means scholars will receive financial assistance retroactively for previous months.
The JLSS is composed of three component programs: a) the RA 7687 program, which assists socioeconomically disadvantaged students; b) the Merit program, which provides opportunities for students with exceptional aptitude in STEM; and c) the RA 10612 program, which aims to accelerate the production of secondary school science and mathematics teachers. Both the Merit and R.A. 7687 scholarship programs seek to increase the number of Filipino scientists and engineers to contribute to the country’s knowledge creation and economic productivity. Scholar-graduates of these programs are required to work in their fields of specialization for the duration of the scholarship.
On the other hand, R.A. 10612 ensures the availability of competent science and mathematics teachers in senior high schools by requiring the Department of Education (DepEd) to hire graduates of this program in support of the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 (RA 10533) or the K to 12 Act. Each qualifier will receive notification of award from the DOST-SEI or the DOST Regional Office, which will include the date and time of the Scholarship Policies Orientation and Agreement Signing.