The Commission on Higher Education or CHED offers scholarship grants to Filipino students in the tertiary level. It has different kinds of scholarships and Grants not only to students but also to tertiary level faculty members through the Student Financial Assistance Programs (STUFAPs).
CHED LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS/STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS:
STATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (SSP)
The SSP was established by virtue of RA 4090 otherwise known as the State Scholarship Law for poor but deserving students who belong to the top 10 of the graduating class in high school and who intend to enroll in priority courses in selected HEIs. Applicants should not be more than 25 years old at the time of application to the program. Their parents or guardians have a combined gross annual income of not more than Php 120,000.00
SELECTED ETHNIC GROUP EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SEGEAP)
The SEGEAP is the PANAMIN Scholarship Program which was transferred to the DECS thru a Memorandum of Agreement duly signed by both Secretaries of the PANAMIN and DECS on July 10, 1997. This study grant can be availed of by members of the "hill tribes" who are poor but belonging to the upper 15% of the graduating class in high school, have leadership potentials, and intend to enroll in priority courses in selected HEIs.
NATIONAL INTEGRATION STUDY GRANT PROGRAM (NISGP)
The NISGP was established by virtue of P.D. 193 on May 15, 1973 for the members of the cultural minority groups who are poor but belonging to the upper 15% of the graduating class in high school and who intend to enroll in priority courses in selected HEIs. Applicants should not be more the 25 years old at the time of application to the program and their parents or guardians must have a gross annual income of not more than Php 120,000.00
CHED-DND-NPUD STUDY GRANT PROGRAM FOR MNLF OFFICER-INTEGREES
This is a study grant provided for MNLF Officer Integrees who are qualified to pursue college undergraduate programs in any curriculum year level in various priority courses. The integree-qualifiers shall enroll in any of the three SUCs namely: Western Mindanao State University, Zamboanga City, Region IX; Cotobato City State, Polytechnic College, Cotobato City, Region XII; and Sulu State College, Jolo Sulu, ARMM. The program aims to upgrade the education of the integrees to boost their military career and instill in them the desired value system so that they can contribute to the attainment of peace, order and stability in the country.
PRIVATE EDUCATION STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (PESFA)
The PESFA was established by virtue of RA 6728 "An Act Providing Government Assistance to the Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE) and Appropriating Funds Therefore." This is a study grant for qualified and deserving college freshmen who intend to enroll or are presently enrolled in priority courses in selected HEIs and who are not more than 30 years of age at the time of application for the program.
STUDY NOW-PAY-LATER PLAN
This is an educational program of the government designed to promote democratization of access to educational opportunities in the tertiary level to poor but deserving students through financial assistance in the form of an educational loan. It is a scheme providing loan or credit to poor but deserving students who are enrolled in priority courses in selected higher education institutions. This special fund is used to finance loans to cover matriculation and other school fees and expenses for books, subsistence, and board and lodging.
COLLEGE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUND (CFDF)
The College faculty Development Fund was established by the CHED pursuant to RA 8545 amending RA 6728 for the purpose of improving the quality of teaching in higher education. It provides scholarships for graduate programs for faculty members in private colleges and university. This is managed by the Fund for Assistance to Private Education (FAPE) and open to full-time faculty members or administrators, with teaching assignments at a private college or university. Applicants must not be more than 40 years old for the Master's Program and not more than 50 years old for Doctoral Program.
CHED SPECIAL STUDY GRANT PROGRAM FOR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTS (CHED-SSGD)
This special study grant was opened to poor but deserving college qualifiers from the 240 Congressional Districts of the country to enroll in a course and in any curriculum year level in public HEIs -SUCs and CHED supervised Institutions (CSIs). The grant is open to selected underprivileged students whose tuition, basic school fees and monthly stipends shall be defrayed from the Higher Education Development Fund.
OPAPP-CHED STUDY GRANT PROGRAM FOR REBEL RETURNEES
This program is jointly undertaken by the CHED and NPUDC, now part of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), to expand the access of former rebels to college education opportunities.
The study grant program is open to qualified rebel returnees from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), The New Peoples Army (NPA) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) or their next of kin who cannot afford to study in college due to financial constraints. Available slots are equitably distributed among rebel groups and sub-groups considering the member of the present and projected number of rebel returnees. Only one slot will be alloted to the qualified rebel returnee or his designated qualified next-of-kin beneficiary. The rebel returnee or his next-of-kin should apply in the study grant program within two years after the issuance of amnesty certificate. Otherwise, the eligibility for the slot is forfeited.
STUDENT LOAN PROGRAM (SLP) FOR CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE
In accordance with the special provision on Student Loan Funds under the General Appropriations Act, FY 2000 CHED adopted and promulgated the guidelines for the implementation of the Student Loan Program for Centers of Excellence in priority courses. The special provision on Student Loan Funds provides that the amount of Thirty Five Million Pesos (P35 M) appropriated under activity III a.3 of RA 8760 shall be considered as grants to participating institutions duly accredited as Centers of Excellence by CHED as of December 1999, to be made available as loans to deserving but financially disadvantaged students.
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IN BACHELOR OF SECONDARY EDUCATION, MAJOR IN SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS FOR SELECTED STATE UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES (SSP-BSE-SSUC)
This scholarship program for selected State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) was initiated by Senator Teresita Aquino-Oreta funded under the General Appropriation Act, FY 2000 to attract and encourage above average students to enroll in the Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in Science and Mathematics in selected SUCs.
STUDENT LOAN FUND FOR REGION V (SLF-R5)
This student loan program initiated by Senator Raul. S. Roco who made possible the allocation of Twenty Million Pesos (P 20,000,000.00) aims at providing poor but deserving students of Region 5 access to higher education opportunities so that they become productive members of the society. It is a special fund which caters to qualified college students of any curriculum year and out-of-school youth who have earned units in college. The loanees of this fund are residents of the Bicol Region and should qualify under the criteria set in the guidelines.
CHED -SENATE STUDY GRANT PROGAM
This study grant program established by CHED covers a period of four (4) academic years, from AY 2002-2003 to AY 2005-2006, in accordance with the thrust to further widen the access of poor but deserving students to higher education opportunities. Each of the Senators is allotted twenty (20) scholarship slots. Grantees may take any four-year degree course of their choice preferably in a state college or university.
CHED scholarship application forms can be downloaded through PDF here: (http://www.ched.gov.ph/scholarships/local.html)
Scholarship information from CHED
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