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The Department of Science and Technology through the Science Education Institute (SEI) recently announced the increase of S&T Scholarship slots and monthly stipend to stir up public interest to priority S&T courses.

From an annual target of 20,618 since 2016, the DOST-SEI now is targeting a number of 33,256 total of all its S&T scholarship programs for 2019. Aside from the increase of slots, the monthly stipend for qualified DOST undergraduate scholars has also increased to P40,000 covering tuition and other school fees, book allowance of P10,000, and a one-time graduation allowance to P1000 per academic year. Further, monthly stipend has increased to P7,000, while grantees who are studying outside of home province will enjoy an additional one economy-class round trip fare.

Meanwhile, DOST Region 1 opens application to all Grade 12 students who are interested to the 2019 Undergraduate S&T Scholarships. Applicants can download the application forms at http://www.sei.dost.gov.ph/images/downloads/2019Undergbrochure.pdf and may submit to any DOST offices in their respective province.

The deadline of application is on August 31, 2018 while the qualifying examination will be on October 21, 2018. Venues of examination per province will be identified and announced soon. //Florde Liza L. Alida