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OWWA releases list for college scholars

February 22, 2010 11:03pm
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration has released the list of 150 students across the Philippines who qualified for its Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) for school year 2010-2011.

The EDSP is a scholarship grant offered to graduating high school students who intend to enroll in any four or five-year baccalaureate courses and who are qualified beneficiaries or dependents of OWWA members.

The scholarship comes in the form of a financial assistance amounting to P60,000 per school year.

OWWA will pay the school directly for the students’ tuition and will release the remaining amount upon the scholars’ submission of grades for the semester.

Scholars are allowed to choose their desired program or course offered by any college or university accredited by the Commission on Higher Education.

The scholarship shall also continue until completion of the course regardless of the status of membership of the overseas Filipino worker member, provided that the terms of the scholarship agreement are complied with by the student.

For a student to be eligible for the grant, he or she must be a child of a married OWWA member, or a brother or sister of an unmarried OWWA member; 21 years old or below; a Filipino citizen; in good health with good moral character; and must have an average grade of at least 80 percent and belong to the upper 20 percent of the graduating high school class.

The complete list of the EDSP passers can be found here. - GMANews.TV
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