PSHS scholarship application cutoff Aug.15 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 11 August 2014 11:51

Application for the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) National Competitive Examination (NCE) is now ongoing with deadline set on Wednesday, August 15.

The NCE is a scholastic aptitude test that will screen applicants to qualify for scholarship in the PSHS.

District 1 Congressman Celso Lobregat encourages Grade 6 elementary pupils from schools duly recognized by the Department of Education and who meet the criteria to take the opportunity and apply to be a PSHS scholar.

The PSHS has sought the assistance of  Lobregat’s office to help disseminate the information for NCE application in his area of jurisdiction.

Qualified to apply for the NCE are Grade 6 students who belong to the upper 10% of the SY 2013-2014 batch and do not have grade below 80 as certified by the school principal or registrar. If  the applicant does not belong to the upper 10% he or she should have special aptitude in science and math as evidenced by the report card, with at least a final grade of 85 in Science and Math and 80 in all other subjects. An applicant must be a Filipino citizen with no pending application as immigrant to any foreign country born on or after June 1, 2000; should be in good health and fit to undergo a rigorous academic program; of good conduct and behavior and not have taken the PSHS NCE previously.

The PSHS NCE application forms are available for free and or may be downloaded from the PSHS website, www.pshs.edu.ph. These may be filed at any of the following: PSHS campuses, DOST regional offices or provincial Science an Technology offices.

The NCE is designed to measure Scientific Ability, Quantitative Ability, Abstract Reasoning and Verbal Aptitude. It will be administered on October 4, 2014.

The PSHS was established through Republic Act 3661 and is mandated to offer on a free scholarship basis a secondary curse with emphasis on subjects pertaining to science with the end in view of preparing its students for careers in science and technology.

From the first campus in Diliman, Quezon City in 1963, the PSHS has at present expanded into 11 campuses nationwide. Region 9 is the next target site and Zamboanga City has submitted its bid to host the school. —Melcah Yee