Are you an incoming third-year year college student and currently enrolled in one of the DOST-SEI priority S&T courses? And you want a scholarship to help you pursue your college education? If you belong to these people, then this post is for you! Please read on.
What is the DOST-SEI JLSS?
The JLSS stands for Junior Level Science Scholarships. It is a scholarship program of the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) for third year or junior college students currently taking courses under the DOST-SEI list of fields of study. This program is implemented by the government to boost the number of scientists and engineers that will help in the knowledge creation and economic productivity of the country. The beneficiaries of this program are expected to teach STEM in the basic education level or work along their fields of specialization in the country equivalent to the length of years in which they benefitted from the scholarship program.
Types of Scholarships
There are three types of scholarships under the JLSS program. Each has a different set of requirements and qualifications. To wit:
- R.A. 10612 – this program aims to provide opportunities to third-year students taking up Pure Science, Mathematics and Engineering courses, to teach in secondary schools nationwide. Applicants must be natural-born Filipino citizens, have a general weighted average (GWA) of at least 83% or its equivalent, must have good moral character and must be in good health. Moreover, the applicants must pass the JLSS examination conducted by DOST-SEI.
- R.A. 7687 – It is also known as the “Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994”. This is intended for poor but talented and deserving students who are taking courses in basic sciences, engineering, mathematics, and other applied science. Qualifiers for this program are natural-born Filipinos and belong to families in the lower socio-economic bracket. Applicants must have a GWA of at least 83% or its equivalent, have good moral character and in good health. To qualify, an applicant must also be certified residents of their municipality for at least four years. Just like with the R.A. 10612 program, they must also pass the JLSS Exam of DOST-SEI.
- Merit Scholarship – It is formerly known as the NSDB or NSTA Scholarship under R.A. 2067. The DOST-SEI JLSS Merit Scholarship is for junior college students with high aptitude in Science and Mathematics. Qualifiers under this program usually belong to families with high-income bracket and must pay a certain amount of scholarship exam fee. To qualify, applicants must be a natural-born Filipino citizen with a GWA of at least 835 or its equivalent with good moral character and in good health. Just like with RA 10612 and RA 7687, applicants under thg=is program must also pass the DOST-SEI JLSS Exam.
How to Apply
The DOST-SEI JLSS Online Application is now open. The deadline for filing of applications is on April 30, 2020. The JLSS examination will be on June 7, 2020. To submit your application, please follow the instructions below.
1. Go to https://www.science-scholarships.ph/jlss_app/ and fill out the required information to register.
2. After filling out the form, you will be redirected to a questionnaire. Please answer it truthfully to determine whether you are qualified or not.
3. If you are disqualified, you will be notified of this message. Otherwise, you will proceed to the next step.
4. Fill out the required information to proceed. After completing the required information, you will be prompted to download the generated scholarship form.
Download the generated scholarship form. It contains seven (7) generated scholarship forms (Forms C to I)
5. Completely fill out the forms by providing the required information. The forms are as follows:
- Form C – Certificate of Good Moral Character
- Form D -Certificate of Good Health
- Form E – Certificate of program Study and Year Level
- Form F- Certificate of Residency
- Form G- Commitment to Return of Service
- Form H- Applicant’s Certification
- Form I – Signed Declaration
If you have separate attachments, you may upload them individually. (Example: Barangay-issued Certificate of Residency as an attachment for Form F)
6. Upload the required documents into the S&T E-Scholarship Application System and submit your application on or before April 30, 2020. Incomplete documents after the deadline mean failed application. You may scan/printout forms and other documents into digital format (.jpeg, .jpg, .png or .pdf). You can use the Genius Scan-PDF Scanner app for Android and Apple devices or your camera phone as long as the file is clear and readable.
You cannot complete your requirements in one day but you can always log-in back to the application system. They will give you an application ID that you can use to access the system anytime. Just click the Logout?/ How to Access this Again link at the system to view your log-in credentials. You will receive the exam permit through the email that you’ve provided.
|Bachelor in Technology
and Livelihood Education
with Specialization in
Information and Communication
|Agricultural and Biosystems
|Bachelor of Library and
|Agricultural Biotechnology ¹||Bachelor of Secondary Education
Major in Science
|Agricultural Engineering||Ceramics Engineering|
|Agricultural Technology||Chemical Engineering|
|Animal Husbandry*||Chemistry with Applied
|Animal Science||Chemistry with Materials
Science and Engineering
|Applied Mathematics||Civil Engineering|
|Applied Mathematics Major in
Mathematical Finance ²
|Applied Physics||Community Nutrition|
|Applied Physics with Applied
|Applied Physics with Materials
Science and Engineering
|Applied Statistics||Information Technology Systems|
|Computer Science||Instrumentation and Control
|Doctor of Veterinary
|Electrical Engineering||Management Information
|ECE/Electronics Engineering||Manufacturing Engineering|
|Environmental Science||Manufacturing Engineering
Management- Biomedical Engineering ³
Management- Mechatronics and
|Food Technology||Marine Biology|
|Geodetic Engineering||Materials Engineering|
|Geology||Mathematics and Science Teaching|
|Geothermal Engineering||Mathematics Teaching|
|Health Science||Mechanical Engineering|
|Human Biology||Mechatronics Engineering|
|Industrial Design||Medical Laboratory Science|
|Industrial Engineering||Medical Technology|
|Information and Communication
|Information System||Mining Engineering|
|Molecular Technology and
|Nutrition and Dietetics||Packaging Engineering|
|Petroleum Engineering||Pharmaceutical Sciences|
|Pharmacy (4-year Program)||Pharmacy Major in Clinical
Pharmacy (5-year Program)
|Public Health||Science Teaching (Biology, Chemistry
Physics, Physical Science, Biology and
|Speech Pathology *||Statistics|
* – New Programs Offered
1 – at UP Systems Only
2- 4 years, ADMU
3- at DLSU Only
4- BS Program
Benefits of Being a Scholar
As a JLSS Scholar, you will receive not more than Php 40,000 per year for the tuition and other fees if you’re enrolled in a private institution. You’ll enjoy the monthly stipend amounting to Php 7,000.00, and book allowance of Php 10,000.00 given in two partial installments within the school year. On top of that, the DOST-SEI will pay the premium for you accident insurance, one economy-class round-trip fare and post-graduation clothing allowance worth P1,000.00. What are you waiting for? Apply now!