ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, April 25 (PIA) — The Department of Science and Technology Rizal Provincial Science and Technology Center said 83 students qualified as DOST- Science Education Institute (SEI) scholars.
The agency identified 60 RA 7687 scholars and 23 merit scholars from the province’s 13 municipalities and 1 component city which indicates an increase from the 2012 Rizal scholars with 61 RA 7687 and 10 merit scholars respectively.
RA 7687 scholars or those under the the S&T Scholarship Act of 1994 are applicants from a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed certain indicators set by the Advisory Committee on the S&T Scholarships; a member of the top five percent of the regular high school graduating class; or a member of the graduating class of a DOST-SEI identified or DepEd recognized science high school; a natural born Filipino citizen; resident of the municipality for the last four years as attested by the barangay/school records; of good moral character and in good health; and a qualifier of the S&T Scholarship Examination.
Merit scholarships apply for those who are above the standards of RA 7687. However, only priority science courses will be allowed scholarships.
DOST-Rizal will be briefing the local qualifiers on April 26 at the DOST Rizal PSTC, University of Rizal System – Morong Campus regarding the DOST-SEI scholarship program.
Aside from Rizal, 89 DOST-SEI scholarship applicants qualified in Batangas, 96 in Cavite, 167 in Laguna and 72 in Quezon. (GG-PIA4A)