Securing a DOST-SEI Scholarship can be a transformative step towards achieving your educational goals in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). However, the application process may seem daunting at first. Fear not! This guide is designed to provide you with invaluable tips and strategies to increase your chances of success.

Who is Eligible?

If you’re a graduating Grade 12 student in the academic year 2023-2024, you may be eligible for the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships. Here are the criteria:

STEM Strand Students:

  • All students in the STEM class.

Non-STEM Strand Students:

  • Must be in the top 5% of the graduating class.

Additional Criteria:

  • Graduates of Grade 12 before SY 2023-2024, who have not yet enrolled in college, must meet the above criteria.
  • Graduates of high school before the K-12 Program must belong to the top 5% of the graduating class.
  • Must be a natural-born Filipino citizen.
  • Must demonstrate good moral character and be in good health.
  • May have taken the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Examination but did not qualify, or may have qualified but did not avail of the award, or have not taken the examination at all.
  • Must NOT have earned any post-secondary (college or vocational) units.

Application Timeline:

  • Start of Online Application Period: 17 October 2023
  • Last Day of Request for School Inclusion in the E-Application System: 15 December 2023
  • Last Day of Online Application and Uploading of Requirements: 31 December 2023
  • Schedule of Qualifying Examination: 6-7 April 2024

Important Reminders:

  • Ensure you have a valid email address for notifications.
  • Use secured email accounts with two-step verification.
  • Provide a working mobile number for contact purposes.
  • Keep your access credentials secure.
  • Do not create multiple accounts.
  • Ensure a stable internet connection when filling out the application.

Official Source:

This is the fourth year of the E-Application System. For the latest information and updated forms, visit the official SEI website here.

Required Documents:

  • Certificate of Good Moral Character
  • Certificate of Good Health
  • Principal’s Certification
  • Certificate of Residency
  • Parent’s Certification
  • DOST-SEI Scholarship Examination/Award
  • Applicant’s Certification of No Post-Secondary Units
  • Signed Declaration of Applicant and the Parent/Legal Guardian
  • Recent passport-sized photo
  • Birth Certificate
  • Parent’s or Legal Guardian’s Income Documents
  • Notarized Affidavit of Guardianship

Preparing for E-Application:

Before starting your E-Application, gather all necessary documents, and ensure correct spelling and information. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Registration

  • Use a valid email address for registration.
  • Verify your email when prompted.

Step 2: Eligibility Module

  • Answer the questions to determine eligibility.
  • If disqualified, you will be notified via email.

Step 3: Complete Modules

  • Personal Data
  • Contact Information
  • Family Data
  • Financial Contribution
  • Household Information Questionnaire
  • School Information
  • Upload Documents

Step 4: Test Center Location

  • Successful applicants can choose their preferred test center location.

Step 5: Submission

  • Ensure all information is accurate before submitting.
  • Changes cannot be made after submission.

Next Steps:

  • Test permits will be sent in February 2024.
  • Scholarship qualifiers will be announced tentatively in June 2024 on the SEI website.
  • If selected, the Notice of Award will be sent to your registered email address.
  • The scholarship award is effective for the First Semester of AY 2024-2025.

Remember, the DOST-SEI Scholarship is a golden opportunity that can significantly impact your academic journey. With careful preparation, dedication, and a clear understanding of the application process, you can increase your chances of being selected as a scholar. Good luck!

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