OWWA 9 bares scholarship for 2013-2014 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:07

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration announces its opening for the application of scholarship for children or siblings of Overseas Filipino Workers who wanted to pursue college degrees.

OWWA Regional Director Hassan Gabra Jumdain said that his office is now accepting applicants for its Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP).

The scholarship is given to direct dependents of OFWs who are graduating from high school. A beneficiary could enroll in any school of her choice, provided it is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education.

Beneficiaries should not be more than 21 years old, must be in good health and have passed qualifying examinations of the Department of Science and Technology or other college admission tests of the schools where they wish to enroll. Those who qualify will receive P30, 000 each semester as financial assistance.

Applicants need to submit three copies of 2x2 ID pictures, Form 137 or Transcript of Records, Proof/Certification of relationship to OFW/Birth Certificate obtained from the National Statistics Office, and receipt of OWWA membership.

A beneficiary could enroll in any school of his choice, provided it is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education.

The deadline for submission of applications is August 31, 2012.

Interested applicants can personally visit or call the OWWA 9 office at the 4th floor BGIDC Corporate Center (PhilHealth Bldg.), Gov. Lim Ave., Zamboanga City with telephone numbers (062) 991-2785 & 991-7764 or at the DOLE Provincial Offices in Region 9. — Mary Jane R. Amarado, Labor Communications Officer