DOST calls for Dynamic Partners in S&T Education
Are you a junior student enrolled in priority science and technology (S&T) courses? Are you willing to teach in the secondary schools in the Philippines? If YES, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is calling all qualified Junior Level College students to become dynamic partners in S&T education and to apply for its Junior Level Science Scholarships under the RA 10612 also known as “Fast-tracked Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 2013” scholarship program offerings.
RA 10612 aims to strengthen the country’s science and technology education by fast tracking graduates in the sciences, mathematics and engineering who shall teach science and mathematics in secondary schools throughout the country.
After graduation, the scholar shall be given opportunity for job placement in high schools in the country, be employed with a position equivalent to Special Science Teacher I in the Philippine Science High School System, and be given one-time relocation allowance should he/she be assigned in a place other than the permanent residence.
Application forms and scholarship brochures are available in DOST regional office at DMC Compound, Dumanlas Road, Davao City; and at the Provincial Science and Technology Centers in USEP Apokon, Tagum City with tel. no. 084-2162415; NICO Bldg., Nabunturan City with tel. no. 084-8170016; Lim St., Digos City with tel. no.553-3469; and, Sto. Niño St., Mati City with tel. no. 087-3884085. It can also be downloaded at http://science-scholarships.ph. Deadline for filing of application is on June 15, 2015. Examination date is on July 12, 2015.
DOST XI S&T Promotions Section
DOST-PSHS Now Accepting NCE for Incoming Grade 7 Applicants for SY 2016-2017
The DOST- Philippine Science High School System (PSHS) is now accepting applicants for the National Competitive Examination (NCE) for incoming Grade 7, for School Year 2016-2017.
A grade 6 pupil from a duly recognized school by the Department of Education who meets the following criteria is eligible to apply for the DOST- PSHS NCE: S/he must: 1) have final grade of 85% or better in Science and Mathematics, evidenced by the student’s report card, if the student’s grades in Science or Math are below 85%, then, s/he must provide evidence that s/he belongs to the upper 10% of the class; 2) be a Filipino citizen with no pending application as immigrant to any foreign country; 3) be born on or after July 1, 2001; 4) be in good health and fit to undergo a rigorous academic program; 5) have at least a satisfactory rating (or its equivalent) in his/her Character Rating in his/her report card (SY 2014-2015); and 6) not have taken the NCE previously.
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DREAM team to co-organize the “Southeast Asia Regional Training Programme on Energy Resource Assessment and Mapping”
On January 15 2015, the Technology Application Promotion Institute (TAPI) of DOST identified the DREAM team as co-organizer of the three-day training-workshop entitled “Southeast Asia Regional Training Programme on Energy Resource Assessment and Mapping” on the latter part of 2015 to be held in Davao City.
225 HS Students from Davao Region Qualify as DOST Scholars
Two hundred twenty five (225) High School students bested the 1774 examinees of the 2015 Scholarship Program of the Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) held last September 21, 2014 in five (5) test centers in the region. Out of the total number of passers, 179 qualified as scholars under the RA 7687 Scholarship Program, scholarships for gifted students who belong to economically disadvantaged families; while 46 passed under the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program. Almost all municipalities were covered by the DOST-SEI Scholarship program. There were 21 qualifiers from Davao Oriental, 28 qualifiers from Davao del Sur, 6 qualifiers from Davao Occidental, 52 qualifiers from Davao del Norte, 33 qualifiers from Compostela Valley Province, and 85 qualifiers from Davao City.