The Department of Science and Technology – Science and Technology Institute (DOST-SEI) is now accepting applicants for 2014 Science and Technology Undergraduate Scholarship.

DOST-Aklan Provincial Science and Technology Director Jairus Lachica said the scholarship is open to all high school graduating students who intend to pursue priority fields of study in science, mathematics and engineering.

Applicants, Lachica said, must be natural-born Filipino citizens who belong to upper five percent (5%) of the regular high school graduating class of a DOSE-SEI identified or Department of Education (DepEd)-recognized science high school; a resident of the municipality for the last 4 years as attested by the barangay; and of good moral character and in good health.

The scholarship also intends to help poor, talented and deserving students who belong to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of certain indicators.

Application forms can now be obtained from DOST-Aklan, or can be downloaded at the website www.sei.dost.gov.ph.

Accomplished forms can be filed at the office of DOST-Aklan, deadline of which is on August 23, 2013.

Date of examination is on September 22, 2013.

Scholarship privileges for those who will pass the examination include P8,000.00 for tuition and other school fees per semester; P5,000.00 book allowance per year; P500.00 for PE uniform for First Year only; transportation allowance for those studying outside of home province and monthly living allowance of P5,000.00 for those taking BS Physics/Physics Teaching/Geology/Mining Engineer  and P4,000.00 for those taking other DOST-SEI Priority courses.

Once qualified for the scholarship, scholars could choose to enroll in any of the 34 educational institutions identified by the DOST all over the country depending on the courses that they would take.

Upon completion of their courses, awardees shall serve in the country, preferably in his/her home region on full-time basis along his/her field of training for a minimum period equivalent to the length of time he/she enjoyed the scholarship.  (JCM/VGV PIA 6 Aklan)