Wednesday, June 14, 2017

OWWA Cordillera Is Now Accepting Applicants For Its College Scholarship Programs

Here's a piece of good news for dependents of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW). The regional office of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) here in the Cordillera has announced that it's accepting applications for its college scholarship programs. Qualified applicants will get financial assistance amounting to 60,000 pesos per school year from the agency.

There are two scholarship programs that you can choose from. These are the Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) and the Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP). You should start processing your documents right now since all applications must be submitted before July 31, 2017.

Below are the details about the programs [Source: OWWA CAR]:

Be part Of OWWA CAR Scholars

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration - CAR is now accepting applicants under the OWWA College Scholarships on the following programs for the qualified dependents of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) with active OWWA membership for financial assistance of Php 60, 000. per School Year.

A. Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) for courses leading to any 4 to 5-year Baccalaureate course.

Who may apply under EDSP
1. For incoming Freshmen
a. Child /sibling of active OFW for EDSP
b. Single
c. Grade 12 graduating student this coming 2018
d. Not more than 21 years old.

2. For those already enrolled in 2nd to 5th year college
a. Single
b. Not more than 30 yrs old
c. With a general Weighted average not lower than B letter grade or 85% equivalence in all academic and non-academic subjects during the last school year attended in full load.

B. Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) for baccalaureate courses from the priority fields in Science and Technology as identified by Department of Science & Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI).

Basic qualifications under CMWSP
1. Be a child of an OFW whose annual gross income is not more than US $6,780.00
2. Not more than 21 year-old and graduating high school student or who has graduated but never enrolled to college or associate courses; 3. A Filipino citizen with good health and of good moral character;
4. Not a recipient of any scholarship award from any government or private institution;
5. Has passed the qualifying examination for OWWA CMWSP scholarship conducted nationwide by DOST on 15 October 2017.

Where to file:
a. OWWA BAGUIO Office-17 Manongdo Bldg.,Private Rd, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City
b. You may also file your application at DOLE provincial office, Municipal Office (look for PESO or Migrant Desk officer)

When: All applications must be submitted before July 31, 2017.

What are the basic requirements?
a. Application forms (available at OWWA office of at OWWA website)
b. 2x2 picture of applicant
c. Birth certificate of applicant(proof of relationship to OFW)
d. Proof of OWWA membership

Pls submit applications at
Owwa Baguio 17 Manongdo Bldg
Private Road Magsaysay Avenue
Baguio City

Mobile number is 0999-994-9296,
0917-500-1294 or
Landline 300-3658
Tele fax 445-2260