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OWWA Scholarship Program

OWWA Scholarship Program

OWWA Scholarship Program

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Here is a comprehensive article taken from the official OWWA website and shared here at Internet Philippines blog. All rights reserved and credits to OWWA.GOV.PH for this article.

This list includes all available scholarship program offers for qualified OFWS and their dependents with requirements for each application for a particular training program. Who may avail of the listed OWWA scholarship program and the different courses offered to choose from. Apply now!

What are the components of OWWA’s education and training programs?

An OFW OWWA member may avail for himself/herself or his/her duly designated beneficiary any of the following scholarship programs, subject to a selection process and accreditation of participating institutions.

1. Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP)
The Education for Development Scholarship Program is a scholarship grant offered to qualified beneficiaries/dependents of OWWA member-OFWs who intend to enroll in any 4 to 5-year baccalaureate course. Financial assistance amount (how much). Coordination with TESDA schools offers

It is given in the form of a financial assistance amounting to P 30,000.00 per semester. The OWWA pays the tuition fee directly to the school and releases the remaining amount upon the scholars’ submission of grades for the semester.

2. OFW Dependents Scholarship Program (OFW DSP). OWWA provides financial assistance of Php 20,000.00 per year to poor but deserving dependents of OFWs with a monthly salary of not more than US$400.00/month. Qualifiers enroll in a four- to five-year baccalaureate or associate course leading are entitled to a baccalaureate or associate degree in a state college or university.

2. Skills-for-Employment Scholarship Program (SESP)
The Skills for Employment Scholarship Program is a scholarship program that the OWWA offers in coordination with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), to land-based or sea-based OWWA member-OFW’s or their dependents/beneficiaries.

A qualified applicant may avail of either a one-year technical or a six-month vocational course offered following the regular school year calendar.

Upon receipt of the scholarship voucher, the grantee may enroll in any TESDA-registered program. Program choices shall be supportive of the land – and sea-based skills requirement. Financial assistance for a one-year program is P14,500.00 while for a six-month program is P7,250.00.

The amount of financial assistance will be paid directly to the training institution. If the tuition fee is more than the financial assistance, the scholar will shoulder the difference. If the tuition fee is less, the difference will be given to the scholar upon completion of the course.

Course offerings include: agriculture and fishery; processed food and beverages; tourism (hotel and restaurant); decorative crafts and ceramics; gifts, toys and housewares; jewelry; metals and engineering; furniture and fixtures; garments; construction; communication/electronics/information technology; maritime; land transport; health, social services; and other community, social and personal services.

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15 Responses to “OWWA Scholarship Program”

  • Mariel jeanette gierza says:

    Good day po sa inyo. Ako po ay kapatid ng isang overseas worker at ako po ay 1st year college na. Pwede pa po ba akong mag apply para sa scholarship program? Hindi po kasi ako kaagad nakapasa ng application form kasi po huli na ng ibinigay ng guro namin ang application para sa owwa scholarship program at ng matganggap namin iyon ay kinulang kami sa oras dahil malapit na po ang dead line of submission. Sa ngayon po ay nag-aaral ako sa isang pribadong paaralan dito po sa Iloilo via scholarship grant din po.
    Hindi po ako sigurado kung sa susunod na tabon ay iskolar pa rin po ako. kaya po ako nag einquire dito kasi po ayokong maging pabigat sa aking mga magulang at kapatid. Masakit po sa akin bilang anak at kapatid na nakikitang kumakayod sila ng todo para lang mapag-aral po ako. Sana po ay bigyan ninyo ng tugon ang aking mga katanungan. Salamat po.

  • ali muldong says:

    magandang araw po, nandito po ako ngayon sa saudi arabia mg 7 years napo akong nag work dito bilang isang electrical foreman.37 y.olds napo ako pwede po ba akong mka avail ng schoolarship program nyo nais ku sanang ipag patuloy ang aking pg aaral graduate po ako industrial electrician nais ko po sanang mgpatuloy at maka tapos ng electrical engineer para po mabigyan ku ng magandang kinabukasan yung mga pamilya ko.
    maraming salamat po more power po sa lahat ng bumubuo ng programa nyo.
    ali muldong

  • dedi says:

    good day po! gusto po akong mag aral ulit ng culinary. ano po ba ang process para sa scholarship ofw po ako… balik eskwela po..

  • marie mendoza says:

    college lang po ba ang pwede makakuha ng scholarship??yung anak ko kasi nasa elementary level pa lang po eh…..yung asawa ko po ay almost 8 years na sa saudi…..pano ko po ma avail yung scholarship niyo e nasa grade four pa lang po anak ko??

  • Jean says:

    Good day ,
    Gusto ko po malaman how about high school ba di po ba qualified sa scholarship program?anak ko po kasi twins by next year school year 2015 high school na silang 2 so gusto ko po sana maka avail ng scholarship ng OWWA..
    Thank you po and more power…..

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