Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA ) is an agency under the Department of Labor and Employment that focuses on the protection of our Overseas Filipino Workers and their families, mainly in providing social security, cultural services and help with employment, remittances and legal matters.
Part of the programs of OWWA to help our OFWs and their families is the Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) and OWWA Dependent Scholarship Program (OFWDSP).
EDSP aims to provide a maximum grant of P 60,000 per year for any OFW Beneficiary or Dependent who wish or is already enrolled in any 4-5 year college course in any university across the country, may it be a state university or college and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)- accredited institution or privately owned tertiary or vocational institution, whichever they prefer.
On the other hand, OFWDSP is offered to any OFW Beneficiary or Dependent that are planning to or currently studying in a state college or university and whose family member receives a monthly salary that is not higher than $400 (30,478.00). This scholarship covers P20,000 of a student’s school expenses per school year. But since state colleges have now free tuition, the money grant should strictly be used for other school fees or for other academic-related expenses only.
Upon approval, EDSP and OFWDSP shall take effect on the school year 2019.
Aside from these, OWWA offers other Education and Training Programs which are the following:
Skills for Employment Scholarship (SES) , Seafarer’s Upgrading Program (SUP) , DOLE-OWWA– Tulay Microsoft Project and Tuloy-Aral Project.
OWWA gives P30,000 per semester and pay the tuition fee directly to the school. They release each amount after the scholar submits his/her grades from the previous semester.
Here are the qualifications to apply for an OWWA Scholarship
Must be a child of a married OWWA member or brother/sister of an unmarried OWWA member
Must be 21 years old or below
Must be a Filipino Citizen
Be in good health and with good moral character
Must have an average grade of at least 80% and belong to the upper 20% of the graduating class
Must have passed the qualifying exam provided by the Department of Science and Technology
Must have passed the college entrance which he/she intends to enroll in
Here the Requirements for an OWWA Scholarship
The applicant must not receive any other scholarship grant, is the only family member (child or sibling) of the OFW receiving EDSP and has not previously taken any OWWA scholarship qualifying exam.
Accomplished application forms ( 2 sets)
1×1 ID Picture ( 2 copies)
Proof of Relationship to Member (Copy of Birth Certificate of Applicant and of the Member if related as brother or sister duly certified by the Local Civil Registrar (PSA formerly NSO)
Form 137 or Transcript of Records with Principal’s Certification on Scholastic Standing
Proof of OWWA Membership (I.e Official Receipt of OWWAN Contribution/Certification from OWWA Membership Processing Center)
Attesting to physical fitness of an applicant (Form B)
Certificate of Good Moral Character issued by the School Principal/Guidance Counselor (Form C)
Certification that applicant belongs to upper 20% of graduating class issued by School Principal ( 2 sets)
Statement of applicant that he/she has not earned units in any post-secondary/undergraduate course (Form E)
Sworn Statement that he/she has no pending application for resident immigrant status in any country and does not have dual citizenship signed by parent or legal guardians. (Form F)
If you are qualified for a scholarship after thorough checking, bring your complete requirements as mentioned above to the nearest OWWA office to avail of the scholarship.
Visit the OWWA Website for more information.
Sources: National Merit Scholarship / OFW Life
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