THIRD year or junior college students in the Cordillera Administrative Region enrolled in state universities and colleges approved by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) can now avail of the Junior Level Science Scholarships (JLSS) offered by the DOST Science and Technology Institute (DOST-SEI).
Sheila Marie Singa-Claver, provincial science and technology director for Baguio and Benguet said JLSS-R.A. 10612 is geared towards providing opportunities to third year students taking up Pure Science, Mathematics and Engineering courses, to teach in secondary schools nationwide.
“For the Cordillera Region, Benguet had one passer, Baguio City had three, Ifugao with two, Apayao and Mountain Province with one passer each. This passers will be informed to undergo a scheduled orientation on January 24,2020 at the DOST-CAR Conference Hall within the Benguet State University compound,” Claver explained.
Junior students must be natural-born Filipino citizens, have a general weighted average (GWA) of at least 83 percent or its equivalent, must have good moral character and must be in good health, aside from students passing the JLSS examination conducted by DOST-SEI that would qualify them for either the JLSS-RA 10612 or RA 7687.
For the two or three years duration of the JLSS scholarships, qualified students will receive a monthly stipend amounting to P7,000 and book allowance of P10,000 given in two partial installments within the school year, aside from being provided with tuition and other fees if the qualified student is enrolled in a private institution amounting to not more than P40,000 per academic year, while tuition fees of qualified students enrolled in state universities will be free.
“If you have Summer classes based on your curricular programs, you will also receive financial privileges,” Claver added.
Qualified students having summer classes based in their curricular programs will receive financial privileges such as a monthly stipend of P7,000 for two months, while those in private schools, DOST-SEI will shoulder the tuition fees up to P1,500.
Qualified students will be required to submit official receipts for the books they have paid and will be provided with P500 worth of book allowance, aside from a P1,000 post-graduation clothing allowance.
Students who graduates as DOST JLSS teachers will be given a salary equivalent to that of a Special Science Teacher 1 in the Philippine Science High School System having a salary grade equivalent to Teacher 3 position upon the start their teaching career in public schools.
They would then be endorsed by the DOST to the Department of Education (DepEd) main office who will then endorse them to the corresponding Division Offices for school assignments.