Monday, August 11, 2008

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration(OWWA)

Maasin City, Southern Leyte -- The Overseas Workers Welfare
Administration (OWWA) will grant 100 scholarship slots to qualified
dependents of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)-Members, OWWA
representative Alberto Penaflor reported to PIA, Friday.

The applicant should be a beneficiary or a dependent of an OWWA member
and is not more than 21 years of age. Preferably a high school
graduate and passed the qualifying test conducted by the Department of
Science and Technology (DOST) National Examination and the College
Admission Test where the applicant intends to enroll.

The scholarship privileges under the Education for Development
Scholarship Program include a cash assistance in the amount of
P60,000.00 per year, while school fees will be directly paid to the
school, Penaflor revealed. If the tuition exceeds the amount of the
financial assistance, the scholar shall pay for the difference, but if
there's a remaining amount from the subsidy, the cash balance shall be
released upon submission of grades for the semester, he added.

The scholar is free to choose his or her desired field of study as
long as the program is offered by a Commission on Higher Education
(CHED)-accredited college or university. The scholarship grant will
continue until completion of the preferred course regardless of the
status of the OFW membership provided the provisions in the
Scholarship Agreement are compiled with, Penaflor disclosed in a phone

All qualified applicants will be selected and ranked according to
their performance in the qualifying exam for the scholarship and the
scholars shall be selected and recommended by the OWWA Scholarship
Committee, Penaflor noted.

The OWWA representative said that the deadline of the filing of
application will be on October 31, 2008 while the qualifying exam will
be on December, this year. (PIA-Southern Leyte)

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