Nearly 9, 000 Filipinos will benefit from the Department of Science and Technology — Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) scholarship stamp for college education.
DOST said 8, 994 Filipino student qualified for its RA 7687 and Merit Scholarship programs.
Out of the total number of passers, 5,172 qualified as scholars under the RA 7687 Scholarship Program, scholarships for gifted students who belong to economically disadvantaged families; while 3,822 passed under the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program.
DOST noted this year was a record-breaking time for the scholarship program as it posted the highest mark of qualified students since it stated in 1958.
The 2018 DOST-SEI Scholarships Examination, which was held on October 15, 2017 in 216 test centers nationwide, recorded the highest number of examinees with 46,434 students.
“A few years from now, these students will become key players in the country’s development,” DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña said.
“We hope that the DOST scholarship programs can help them pursue their dreams in the S&T field of their choice,” he said