Tabuk City PESO accepts OWWA scholarship applications

TABUK CITY, Kalinga, July 3 (PIA) – The city Public Employment Service Office (PESO) accepts application to the Education for Development Scholarship Program of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).


Francis Dale Biag of the City PESO informed the scholarship is offered to children or sibling of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with active OWWA membership.

Under the EDSP,   grantees receive P60, 000 annual educational cash aid for any 4 to 5-year course.

Biag explained the scholarship is offered to in-coming freshmen and those already enrolled in college.

For in-coming freshmen, applicants must be single, grade 12 graduate in 2018 and not more than 21 years old.

Applicants already enrolled in college must have average academic rating not lower than 85% and full load in the last school year, single and not more than 30 years old.

Upon filing of applications, applicants should submit proofs of relationship to OFW, proof of OWWA membership of the OFW and applicant’s 2 X 2 photos.

In a related report, OWWA offers another scholarship grant under the Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) for courses identified as priority fields in science and technology by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI).

 Applicants to the grant are children of OFW whose gross annual income is not more than $6,780, graduating high school student or who graduated but never enrolled to college or any associate course, not recipient of any scholarship award, 21 years old and must pass  the qualifying exams given by DOST on October 15.      

Applications to both scholarship programs can also be filed directly at the OWWA-CAR Office or at the Labor and Employment Provincial Office not later than July 31, 2017. (JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga)


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