OFW dependents qualify for scholarship program

AROUND 120 dependents of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) in Davao Region will take the national competitive examination on Oct. 15 in different testing centers which will be administered by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

 Maricel Sarabillo, the LCO of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Regional Office XI, in a statement said the examinees are graduating senior high school students. They belong to the top 400 passers who will qualify for the education for development scholarship program (EDSP) and the congressional migrant workers scholarship program (CMWSP).

 The EDSP is a scholarship program that offers financial assistance to qualified dependents of active OWWA members who shall enroll or is currently enrolled in any four-year or five-year baccalaureate course in any college or university. A financial assistance of P60, 000 per year shall be provided to the scholar.

 Meanwhile, the CMWSP is a baccalaureate scholarship program mandated by RA 10022 and is funded by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Qualified applicants are entitled to P60,000.00 worth of scholarship per year.

 The program shall benefit deserving migrant workers and/or their immediate dependents who intend to pursue courses primarily in the field of science and technology identified by DOST.

 This year, a total of 109 students will take the examination under EDSP while 15 students qualified to take the exam under the CMWSP.

 The testing centers are located in Ateneo de Davao High School Matina, Nabunturan National Comprehensive High School Nabunturan, Compostela Valley Province, Cor Jesu College Digos City, Davao del Sur, Holy Cross of Babak Babak, Island Garden City of Samal and Mati National Comprehensive High School Mati City, Davao Oriental.

 Examinees who have yet to receive their examination permit are instructed to proceed to the OWWA regional welfare office at Doors E-G, G.B. Cam Building, Monteverde Street or call up the following numbers 0917-7011135 or 0917-7011126 look for Mesdames Mayette A. Almano or Laisa R. Bucag for further inquiries.

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