The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Office VI is now accepting applicants for the Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) and the Overseas Filipino Workers Dependents Scholarship Program (OFWDSP) for this school year.
The EDSP is a scholarship consisting of a maximum of PhP60,000.00 allowance per school year, leading to a four-to-five year baccalaureate course in any college or university. The applicant in this scholarship must be a fourth year high school student.
The OFWDSP on the other hand is a scholarship consisting of a maximum of PhP20,000.00 assistance per school year leading to a baccalaureate or associate degree in a state college or university. OFW parents must have a monthly salary of not more than $400.00. The applicant must be accepted or enrolled as a first college student at any state college or university during application.
Eligible applicants must be the legal beneficiary of OFWs whose OWWA membership is valid at the time of application.
For a single OFW the beneficiary must the sibling (brother or sister) of the worker. For a married OFW, the beneficiary must be his or her child.
Deadline for submission of requirements and forms for EDSP is on July 31, 2014. The deadline for submission of forms for OFWDSP on the other hand is on June 13, 2014.
Interested applicants can get the requirements list and application form at the OWWA Region VI Office at the 3rd Floor, Robinsons Place, Iloilo City or at the Bacolod Satellite Office located at the Old City Hall Building, Araneta cor. Luzuriaga Sts., Bacolod City. (owwa.gov.ph)