Overseas welfare office offers scholarships-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Thursday, February 9, 2012
THE Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (Owwa) regional office is accepting applications for the agency' Overseas Filipino Workers Dependent Scholarship Program (OFWDSP) for school year 2012-2013.
Owwa Officer Leonilo Daymiel said 64 scholarship slots have been allotted for Zamboanga Peninsula for the school year 2012-2013.
Daymiel said those eligible to the scholarship program are high school graduates, those about to graduate, and those already enrolled in college.
The scholarship program is aimed to provide financial assistance of P20,000 per school year to qualified dependents of OFWs who are Owwa active member and whose monthly salary is not over $400, Daymiel said.
Grantees of the scholarship program shall also be entitled to a group health and insurance coverage of P100,000 per scholar, he added.
He said the OFWDSP was established in view of the agency’s continuing thrust to expand its educational scholarship program to make it accessible to the intended beneficiaries all over the country.
He said the scholarship program requires grantees to enrol in any four to five-year baccalaureate courses or associate courses leading to a baccalaureate degree in a state college or university.
Interested applicants can personally visit or call the Owwa regional office at the 4th floor BGIDC Corporate Center along Governor Lim Avenue, Zamboanga City.