OWWA announces names of qualifiers for scholarship PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 22 March 2014 11:56

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has recently announced the names of the top 200 qualifiers for the Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) for Academic Year 2014-2015.

Out of the 4,476 total applicants from all over the country, 200 passed the qualifying examination which was given last year and was facilitated by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

The EDSP is a scholarship grant offered to qualified beneficiaries/dependents of OWWA members who intend to enroll in any 4-5 years baccalaureate course at any college or university. The program offers a financial assistance intended for education amounting to P30,000.00 per semester or equivalent to P60,000.00 per school year.

The applicants are advised to visit the OWWA-RWO IX office located at 3rd Floor, Goodwill Center, Mayor Jaldon St., Canelar, this city for the result of the said exam.

OWWA-9 Regional Director Hassan Gabra T. Jumdain said that applicants who did not pass the qualifying exam need not worry for all non-qualifiers for the EDSP can still apply for the OFW Dependents Scholarship Program (ODSP) where, if qualified, a student will receive an amount of P10,000.00 per semester or P20,000.00 per school year.

Concurrently, the agency also has released the names of the Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program qualifiers. The complete list of EDSP and CMWSP qualifiers will be posted on the OWWA website.