OWWA-9 bares EDSP scholarship for OFW dependents PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 July 2013 11:00

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in ZamPen Region announces its opening for the application of scholarship for children or siblings of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who wanted to pursue college degrees for SY 2014-2015.

Hassan Gabra Jumdain, OWWA-9 Director, said,“the scholarship is open to all graduating high school students who are children or dependents of active OWWA members”.

The Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) is a competitive, educational assistance program that entitles the qualified OFW dependents to take any four- or five-year baccalaureate course in any CHED accredited college or university at their own choice.

Under the program, Jumdain said, a scholar is extended a financial assistance of P30,000 per semester or a maximum of Php 60,000 per school year covering tuition fee and other school expenses.

Every year, OWWA is allocating 100 scholarships for OFW dependent who will pass the qualifying examination administered by the Department of Science and Technology. This year, the examination is scheduled on September 22.

To qualify, an applicant must be a child of a married OWWA member, or brother/sister of an unmarried OWWA member; graduate or graduating high school student provided she/he has not yet earned any unit in college; not more than 21 years old and must pass the qualifying examination.

Applicants are required to submit accomplished application form (available at any OWWA office), 2 copies 2"x2" ID pictures; proof of OFW’s Active OWWA membership; birth certificate of applicant obtained from NSO, if child of OFW and/or brother/sister of unmarried OFW to prove relationship; and secondary school record (Form 137).

Director Jumdain added that the deadline for submission of applications is set on July 31, 2013.

Interested applicants can personally visit or call the OWWA Regional Welfare Office-9 located at the 3rd floor, Goodwill Center, Mayor Jaldon St., Zamboanga City, with telephone numbers (062)991-2785& 955-2651. — May Jane R. Amarado, Labor Communications Officer