When will DOST results come out? DOST scholarship results for 2022 to 2023 is out. So, all candidates who took the just concluded DOST undergraduate scholarships exam can now check their results. DOST-SEI announces new qualifiers for the 2022 S&T undergraduate scholarship program.
Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) Result
A total of 10,487 students are qualified to enter college in academic year 2022-2023 as new science scholars as the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) releases the official list of names of the scholarship qualifiers.
Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the DOST-SEI did not conduct the national scholarship qualifying examination for two consecutive years. To identify the qualifiers, the Institute employed data analytics and proxy indicators in place of the exam.
Documentary requirements were collected through the E-Scholarship Application System including the students’ grades in Grades 9-11. Of this year’s batch of qualifiers, 5,567 qualified under the RA 7687 Scholarship Program—scholarships for students with high aptitude for science coming from economically disadvantaged families; while 4,920 qualified under the Merit Scholarship Program.
According to DOST-SEI Director, Dr. Josette T. Biyo, “The Institute is pleased to award these scholarships to these students who have indicated interest in careers in S&T. They have been the core part of our mandate since SEI’s foundation 35 years ago. We believe that this year’s batch of qualifiers will add to the pool of highly qualified scientists and engineers in the future and will take active participation and leadership roles especially in S&T research and development (R&D) activities”
To avail the scholarship award, qualifiers must enroll in identified priority S&T courses in state universities and colleges, or in private higher education institutions recognized by the Commission on Higher Education as Centers of Excellence or Centers of Development, or with at least Level III accreditation from the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines for the priority S&T courses. The list of priority S&T courses can be found in the DOST-SEI website.
Qualifiers who will avail of the program will enjoy full benefits of the scholarship for the whole duration of their programs of study. These include monthly stipend of ₱7,000; tuition fee subsidy of up to ₱40,000 per academic year for those who will enroll in private institutions; learning materials and/or connectivity allowance; one-time MS/PE clothing allowance; one economy-class roundtrip fare per academic year for those who will study outside their home province; group health and accident insurance; and thesis and graduation allowance.
Dr. Biyo also added that “Aside from the financial benefits that the scholars enjoy, the Institute has support programs which can help them grow holistically and become productive citizens of the country. We are more than happy to welcome them to the S&T community and to support them as they pursue their S&T degree programs,”
In the DOST qualifiers list, 4,465 names of qualifiers are marked with one asterisk implying some information or documents in their application that have to be re-validated. 513 potential qualifiers are withheld because some information/document in their application relative to their eligibility to the scholarship have to be re-validated. They will be advised on the submission of these information/documents.
The qualifiers and the potential qualifiers will be receiving their notices in the coming weeks from the DOST-SEI or the DOST Regional Offices. DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña is optimistic that the new scholars will eventually be a significant addition to the country’s pool of S&T experts.
According to Secretary de la Peña, “The Department shall continue to provide opportunities to deserving students who intend to take up careers in science and technology through the scholarship programs that we implement. In 4 or 5 years, these scholars will become S&T professionals who will be working on basic and innovative R&D activities and S&T services and eventually become leaders in various industry sector. We continue to support the country’s goal of producing world-class S&T human resources as this is an important component of our socio-economic development,”
DOST-SEI scholars are required to render service in the country after graduation, preferably along their fields of
specialization, for a period equivalent to the number of years they enjoyed the scholarship. The qualifiers and their parents/legal guardians must attend the Orientation on the Scholarship Policies prior to signing the Scholarship Agreement on the schedule indicated in their notices.