DOST accepts applications for S&T Undergraduate Scholarship

BONTOC, Mountain Province, Aug. 13 (PIA) -- The Provincial Science and Technology Center (PSTC) in the province is accepting applications for the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) Science and Technology (S & T) Undergraduate Scholarship for Grade 12 graduating students until August 31, 2018.


The S&T undergraduate scholarship is open to all Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduating students and to the upper five percent (5%) of the non-STEM strand graduating class.

There are two types of scholarships under this S&T Undergraduate Scholarships: the Republic Act No. 7687, also known as the “Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994” which provides scholarship to talented and deserving students whose families’ socio-economic status do not exceed the set cut-off values of certain indicators. Qualifiers under this scholarship must pursue priority fields of study in the basic sciences, engineering, other applied sciences, and science and mathematics teaching.

The other scholarship is the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program formerly known as the NSDB or NSTA scholarship under RA No. 2067 which is awarded to students with high aptitude in science and mathematics and are willing to pursue careers in the fields of science and technology.

Under this scholarship program, several courses are added to the usual list of priority courses offered by DOST-SEI.

The scholarship examination will be on October 21, 2018. The examination is designed to measure abilities that determine academic and professional success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The test includes logical reasoning, English, mathematics, mechanical-technical and a self-inventory part.

Moreover, the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) is also accepting applicants for the 2018 National Competitive Examination (NCE) until September 14, 2018. Tentative date of the entrance examination is on October 20, 2018.Application forms may be filed also at the Provincial Science and Technology Center.

Commonly known as Pisay, the PSHS conducts the NCE as the first step to become a scholar in the best science high school in the country.

Qualified to apply in this test are grade 6 or 7 elementary pupils from duly recognized schools by the Department of Education. Applicant must be a Filipino citizen with no pending or approved application as immigrant to any foreign country; must be born on or after August 1, 2004; has a final grade of 85% or better in science and mathematics evidenced by the student’s report card but if the student’s grades in science or math are below 85%, the student must provide evidence that he or she belongs to the upper 10% of the class; has at least a satisfactory rating in his or her character rating in his/her report card for school year 2017 – 2018; must be healthy and fit to undergo a rigorous academic program; and must not have taken the PSHS NCE previously.

Application forms can be obtained at the Provincial Science and Technology Center located at Sac-angan, Caluttit, Bontoc, Mountain Province. (PIA Mt. Province)


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Mt. Province Destinations

Alab Petroglyph

The Alab Petroglyph is a huge rock formation that was inscribed with bows and arrows and is believed to have contained the ancient fertility rites of natives.

Backstrap and Loom weaving Houses ( Samoki Weaving)

This is where one can see an actual weaving by the locals. Tourists can come to this place for a photo-op and a chance to try their hand at weaving. Souvenirs can also be bought at these houses.

Bay-yo Rice Terraces

Bay-yo Rice Terraces are a smallet type of terraces that is spectacular to look at for tourists.

Bomod-ok Falls

Cascading white water and with a forceful might sending sprays of water that even on a hot day gives you an idea of just how freezingly-cold the pool at the bottom of the falls is truly a majestic sight to behold.

Bontoc Village Museum

It features a range of artifacts crafted by the Igorots for domestic purposes, to be used for traditional celebrations or practices. Inside the museum, one could appreciate the distinct richness of the Igorot's way of life.

Mt. Amuyao

The 8th highest peak in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,702 meters above sea level. Its summit provides its climbers a breathtaking panoram of Mountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao and Cagayan Valley.

Mt. Clitoris (Tadian)

This is a sacred mountain regardless of its name. Standing proudly and serenely over 3 villages, this conical-shaped land mass is said to be home to some enchanted eels.

Mountain Province Trade Center

A mini-shopping center managed by the Department of Trade and Industry where skillfully crafted indigenous products are sold.

Sagada Hanging Coffins

Having their coffins hangng at the limestone sliffs is an imrtant tribal custom that thee locals have complied with through hundred of years.

Sumaguuing Caves

Two hundred fifty or so steps down a slipery trail, one can reach the Sumaguing Cave. This is one of the Philippines famous spelunking sites, it is a spectacular place to go to for the adventorous soul.