DOST invites Grade 12 studes to apply for S&T scholarship program

LA TRINIDAD Benguet, July 6 (PIA) - - The Department of Science and Technology Cordillera Regional Office invites Grade 12 students to apply for the qualifying examination for the DOST – Science Education Institute 2019 Undergraduate Scholarship Program.


The scholarship is open to graduating students of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) strand and non–STEM students who belong to the upper top five percent of the graduating class who wish to pursue a college degree on Basic and Applied Sciences, Engineering, Science and Mathematics Teaching.

Interested applicants can download the application form at the official website of DOST – and can be submitted to the DOST-CAR Regional Office at KM 6. La Trinidad Benguet or to the Provincial Science and Technology Center in Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga or Mountain Province.

Deadline of application is on or before August 31 while the nationwide examination is set on October 21, 2018.

DOST – CAR scholarship coordinator Dr. Pepita S. Picpican disclosed  that for the 2018 DOST – SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Program, there were 225 successful applicants from the Cordillera.

The new scholars accompanied by their parents already had an orientation and signing of scholarship agreement in three batches last May 23 to 25. They will start their higher education studies in their respective S&T – related baccalaureate course this Academic Year

2018 – 2019.

The DOST scholarships include benefits such as P40,000 education assistance for tuition and other school fees per academic year; P10,000 book allowance per year, and P7,000 monthly living allowance.

DOST – CAR Regional Director Dr. Nancy Bantog reiterated DOST’s call to graduating senior high school students to apply for the scholarship which has already benefitted many Cordillera youth.

As of June 30, 2018, 103 DOST scholars have graduated including three Magna Cum Laude and 22 cum laude. (JDP/CCD with G. Zipagan-PIA CAR/ISU Intern)


Benguet Destinations

Strawberry Farm

La Trinidad is know to be the “Strawberry Capital of the Philippines” because of the strawberry fields. Visitors can experience strawberry picking and also taste different products made from strawberry like the strawberry ice cream and strawberry “taho”.

Asin Hot Springs

Located at the outskirts of the city of Baguio, this attraction gives it’s visitors the chance to indulge in serious relaxation. Asin Hot Springs has been knwon to do wonders for the mind, body and soul because of the spring’s natural minerals like sulfates, calcium and chloride.

BenCab Museum

The BenCab museum, located at KM 6. Asin Road, houses the permanent collection of Philippine National Artist Benedicto Cabrera (BenCab) in several galleries, as well as venues for art shows and exhibitions. The Philippine Contemporary Art Galleries highlight the artist’s collection of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. The smaller exhibition rooms contain other collections accumulated by BenCab through the years.

Bell Church

The home to beautiful landscaped gardens and intricately designed arches and buildings adorned with flags, bells and dragons. Bell church holds some artifacts about Buddhism and literatures about the history of China.

Mt. Pulag

Mt. Pulag is the highest peak in Luzon and the third highest in the Philippines which is 2,922 meters above sea level. The view from the top of Mt. Pulag never fails to amaze its climbers.

Kabayan Mummies

Also know as the Fire Mummies of the Philippines, the Kabayan Mummies are from the Ibaloi tribe of Benguet. This have been included in the 100 Most Endangered Sites in the World by a non-profit organization that focuses on the preservation of important historical monuments and sites.

Ambuclao Dam

The Ambuclao dam is popularly known as the biggest rock filled dam in the Far East and is considered as one of the major projects in Luzon that feeds electricity to the grid lines of Luzon.

Rose Gardens

Rose lovers will surely be pleased with Rose Gardens. A famous tourist attraction located in La Trinidad. Here, you will find a large variety of roses, chrysanthemums and other ornamental plants.

Mt. Ugo

This is considered to be one of the major destinations in the Cordilleras. It is the highest mountain located in Tinongdan, Itogon via the Benguet-Vizcayay boundary that boasts of stunning views of neighboring mountains and the great Luzon valley.

Kalugong View Point

A trek to Mount Kalugong is something that adventure seekers and nature lovers woudn't miss. The Kalugong View Point will give you a breathtaking experience and a panoramic view of the La Trinidad Valley and ther villages.
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