The Department of Science and Technology in Negros Occidental is still accepting applicants for undergraduate scholarship programs for students with high aptitudes in science and mathematics, its Provincial Director, Alan Francis Daraug, said yesterday.
In 2012, there were 780 applicants and DOST expected to hit 800 to 900 applicants this year, Daraug said.
He said the scholarship is open to talented and deserving students who belong to the top five percent of their regular high school graduating class, or a member of the graduating class of a Department of Education-recognized science high school.
Daraug also said that applicants will be divided into those whose families gross annual income is above P153,600 and those whose family earnings are below that.
Those interested may secure application forms from the DOST-Negros Occidental at Cottage Road Bacolod City.
The deadline for submission of other requirements is August 23.
The entrance examination is slated on September 22 at the Technological University of the Philippines-Visayas in Talisay City for residents of the third and fourth districts and Bacolod City, while the venues for applicants from first, second, fifth and sixth districts will be at the Jose B. Puey, Sr. Elementary School in Sagay City.
Those who wish to inquire about the scholarship may contact DOST-Negros Occidental through phone number 7070170.*APN