SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, May 10 (PIA) — To prepare students for careers in science and technology and contribute to nation building by helping the country attain a critical mass of professionals and leaders in the field, the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has opened application for scholarship to graduating elementary pupils nationwide.
In an interview with Rachel S. Jose, Project Assistant III of DOST 1, she said that the scholarship covers free tuition fee, free loan of textbooks, monthly stipend, uniform, transportation and living allowances for low income groups.
Among the requirements that must be submitted include the following: fully accomplished application form from the DOST office or PSHS campus, two identical recent 1 x 1 ID pictures, copy of report card if the applicant does not belong to the upper 10 percent of the batch during the school year 2011-2012.
An applicant must also be in good health and fit to undergo a rigorous academic program and be of good conduct and behavior.
Jose added that the screening process will be administered on September 29 this year through one test known as National Competitive Examination designed to measure scientific ability, quantitative ability, abstract reasoning and verbal aptitude.
Interested pupils may secure forms in any of the following offices: PSHS campuses in San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur for Ilocos Region and DOST Regional and provincial Office, as the deadline for filing of application is on July 13.
The examination permit will be issued to the applicants by the campus where the application was processed upon completion of all documents.
While for applications filed with DOST agencies, the exam permits will be mailed to the applicant or to the school principal for distribution to its applicants, according to DOST 1.
There are no specific target number of pupils to fill in said scholarship as it may depend on the result of the examination, Jose explained. (ANL/MHH-PIA 1 La Union with reports from DOST1)