I created this article to help families and Filipino students who are preparing to enter in college wanted to apply for scholarship especially to the less fortunate students deserving and striving hard to finish their studies in college. I would like to share some good important information and links about scholarship in the Philippines that may help a student find a good scholarship for them.
When I was in fourth year high school I remember that I wasn’t able to apply for any scholarship because we don’t know where and how to apply then when I knew it, it was too late for me to apply but I am still lucky and thankful that I was accepted in a government school in college and we are all considered scholars there for as long as we maintain the general weighted average.
There are many reasons why most people wanted to apply for scholarship and one of the main reasons is poverty. Some people think that scholarships are only for those people who are in the top ten of the class but it is not, because even if you are not in the top ten of the class, you can still try to inquire in the school/ universities if they have other scholarship programs.
Even if you came from a poor family, student can still finish their studies in college with the help of scholarship programs. There are many ways to be a scholar you just have to be patient, hard working, and you must comply with the requirements needed, and obey the rules and regulations. I suggest that if you wanted to apply for a scholarship, you should apply as early as possible. So let us say for the 2011 school year, you may start inquiring as early as October 2010 for the procedures.
The typical requirements for scholarship grants to qualify in the Philippines
1. Filipino citizen
2. Not presently enjoying any scholarship/study grant
3. Latest BIR Income Tax Return (ITR) of parents/guardians (if applying for scholarship for poor but deserving students-CHED)
4. High School Report Card (Form 138) for incoming freshmen
5. Report of rating of last semester attendance in college of non-freshmen
6. Certificates of birth, good moral character, medical fitness and non-enjoyment of any scholarship/study grant by appropriate authority/agency
7. 2×2 ID photo
Here are some helpful links for scholarship grants in the Philippines that I personally research and I will add more details for other scholarships that I find.
Araullo University Scholarship Grants PHINMA Education Network
Angara Scholarship Program