Crucial to TESDA’s role as the TVET authority in the country is its capacity to steer and provide guidance to the sector. With the end in view of setting out clear directions and establishing priorities, the availability of timely, relevant and accurate information is of essence. Data gathered through the conduct of researchers and studies shall be disseminated to enable the TVET stakeholders to make informed decisions.
The OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (OFWDSP) grant is offered to qualified dependents of OFW-OWWA members who plans to pursue a four or five year baccalaureate degree or associate degree in state college or university. The scholarship grant will be P20,000.00 per year financial assistance.
EDSP is a scholarship grant offered to qualified dependents or beneficiaries of active OWWA members. It is in a form of financial assistance of up to P60,000.00 per school year. If qualified, your child may enroll in any four- or five-year baccalaureate course in any preferred college or university.
The Gawad Patnubay Scholarship Program, managed by LANDBANK’s Corporate Affairs Department, is a unique two-pronged scholarship program with an E2E Internship component for children of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) taking up agriculture-related courses. The program covers the formal education or the four-year degree program in partnership with International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and, informal education or skill-based training program in partnership with Pilipinas Association of Rural Families for Education and Development (PARFED).
The CMWSP is a scholarship program extended to deserving migrant workers and/or their immediate descendants who intend to pursue 4 or 5 year courses in the priority fields in Science and Technology. It was created by virtue of Republic Act 8042, otherwise known as the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act of 1995. under section 37, Article lX. Educational assistance is P60,000.00/year funds from the PCSO. Examination is administered by DOST. 100 passers qualify to the program. EDSP and CMWSP have the same date of examinations.
The OFWDSP is an educational assistance to qualified dependents of active OWWA-member OFWs who intend to pursue any 4 or 5 year baccalaureate degree or associate degree in state college or university. The scholarship shall be in the form of financial assistance of P20,000.00 per year. Scholarship program to dependent of OFW whose income is not more than US$400.00.
The past years saw a steady decline of geologists and mining and metallurgical engineers in the Mines and Geosciences Bureau for two reasons – one is due to their recruitment in the private sector or abroad which offer bigger salaries and two, due to a halt in DENR’s recruitment because of the rationalization program. In 2012, the bureau only has a total of 88 geologists, with 120 vacant positions.
The Department of Health offers the Midwifery Scholarship program and invites applicants to apply directly to the CHD. The CHD shall endorse the qualified applicants based on the documentary requirements to their partner midwifery schools for selection process. Professional organizations are welcome to recommend applicants to the CHDs.
The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) offers a GSIS Scholarship Program (GSP) to all qualified members and pensioners who have children/ dependents accepted or enrolled in any 4 or 5 years course or priority course as identified by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in a higher education institution that has its own charter or a school qualified by the CHED as Levels IV and III, autonomous, or with a deregulated status. The program is also offered to persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and solo parents (as defined by the Solo Parent’s Welfare Act of 2000) who are GSIS members.
The Education and Livelihood Assistance Program (ELAP) is an educational assistance for survivors of a deceased OFW consisting of P5,000.00 for elementary, P8,000.00 for high school and P10,000.00 for college per year. Only one child, usually the eldest child, will enjoy this benefit. A livelihood assistance amounting to P15,000.00 is also given to the surviving spouse.