Scholarship Grants in the Philippines: An overview
Securing funds for educational needs can be difficult. Thankfully, there are plenty of scholarship grants and educational assistance programs in the Philippines that aim to help students who are financially incapable of supporting themselves through college.
For starters, there are the academic-based scholarship programs that help intelligent students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree. This type of scholarship is usually offered by colleges and universities where they are awarded to incoming college freshmen who were high school Valedictorians, Salutatorians, or part of the upper ten or twenty percent of their graduating class.
A number of government agencies, private companies, special academies, and private individuals also offer this type of scholarship.
Aside from local scholarship programs, students who want to extend their reach beyond the Philippines can also apply for international scholarships sponsored by different foreign organizations and government agencies.
Persons, agencies, and organizations offering academic scholarships are quite abundant, but they also come along with strict grade requirements that you would need to meet in order to keep your scholarship.
The good thing is this type of scholarship is just but one of the many scholarship programs available in the country and there are in fact plenty of programs that are more focused on rewarding talent than academic excellence.
Examples of these are the athletic scholarships for students with remarkable athletic skills; cultural scholarships for talented singers, dancers, and actors; cadet scholarships for ROTC Corps Commanders; publication scholarships for editors of official school publications; scholarships for leaders of student councils; scholarships for traditional band members, and scholarships for campus beauty queens.
Aside from those, there are also special scholarships meant for specific groups of individuals such as those that target Overseas Filipino Workers and their beneficiaries and those that are aimed at beneficiaries of former members of rebel groups.
Student Loans and Tuition Fee Subsidies
The scholarships we already mentioned are wholly or partially subsidized by other groups or individuals provided that you meet certain requirements.
However, if, for one reason or another, you do not meet a requirement or two, or you would prefer to shoulder the cost of your education yourself but do not have the necessary funds at hand, you can avail student loans that will lend you the money you need that can be paid at a later date.
Alternatively, you can also get full or partial tuition fee subsidy by working as a Student Assistant for the college or university you are enrolled in. Depending on the school, this may require anything from organizing documents, addressing simple student concerns or running errands around the campus for department heads or other related personnel.
Finding Scholarships Grants in the Philippines
Finding scholarship grants is not as difficult as some people think. With a little internet research, you will have a decent list of options to choose from in no time. Why don’t you check out our Grants and Scholarship Programs and see if there’s one that suits your needs?
Most of these scholarships are offered annually, so if the indicated deadline for the filing of the application has already passed, you can just wait for the next one. However, scholarship programs with limited funding are sometimes temporarily suspended or permanently discontinued, so it will be best if you’ll contact the representatives of the sponsor to confirm if the scholarship grant is still being offered and ask for other relevant information about the scholarship.
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