One of the many reasons why a parent decides to work as an Overseas Filipino Worker is to be able to send his or her child to school. The higher the educational level is, the more expensive the tuition fee will be.
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration aims to protect and promote the welfare and well-being of OFWs. In line with this, OWWA is now offering scholarships and educational programs for Filipino workers and their dependents.
There are five education and training programs offered by OWWA:
- Education for Development and Scholarship Program
- Skills-for-Employment Scholarship Program
- Seafarers’ Upgrading Program
- DOLE-OWWA Tuloy Microsoft Program
- Tuloy-Aral Project
Scholarship Grant for a Baccalaureate Course
The Education for Development and Scholarship program that grants a 4 to 5-year baccalaureate course from a CHED-accredited college or university. This is given to qualified beneficiaries or dependents of OWWA member OFWs. OWWA is giving P30,000 per semester and pays the tuition fee directly to the school. The remaining amount will be released after the scholar submits his or her final grades for the semester.
How to Qualify
- Must be the child of the married OWWA member or brother or sister of an unmarried OWWA member.
- Must be 21 years old or below.
- Must be a Filipino citizen.
- Must be in good health and with good moral character.
- Must have an average grade of at least 80% and belongs to the upper 20% of the graduating class.
- Duly signed and accomplished application forms (2 copies)
1” x 1” ID pictures (2 copies)
- Proof of relationship to the OWWA member OFW (can submit copies of the birth certificates of the member and the applicants)
- Form 137 or Transcript of Records with the Principal’s Certification on Scholastic Standing
- Proof of OWWA Membership (can submit the official receipt of OWWA contribution or certification from OWWA membership processing center)
- Health certificate attesting to the applicant’s physical fitness (Form B)
- Certificate of Good Moral Character issued by the school principal or guidance counselor (Form C)
- Certification that the applicant belongs to the upper 20% of the graduating class issued by the school principal (2 copies)
- Statement of the applicant that he or she has not earned units in any post-secondary or undergraduate course (Form E)
- A sworn statement that he or she has no pending application for resident immigration status in any country and does not have dual citizenship signed by the parent or legal guardian (Form F)
To avail of the OWWA scholarship, you may bring the requirements mentioned above at the nearest OWWA Office.