With 131 slots available

TACLOBAN CITY-The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the region is now accepting applications from incoming third-year college students for the Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) program.

The JLSS is designed for students enrolled in DOST priority courses such as engineering, mathematics, medicine-related fields, and science and technology.

A full list of eligible courses is available on the DOST-Science Education Institute (SEI) website, which can be accessed via the DOST social media accounts, including Facebook.
Application requirements are also available on the DOST-SEI website at https://jlss.science-scholarships.ph/#/.

Applicants must be enrolled in universities, colleges, or private higher learning institutions recognized by the DOST. Additionally, applicants must not have any incomplete grades or dropped subjects.

“This is open until May 31, 2024, and there is a process for application that should be followed,” said Jean Gay Ragub, DOST VIII senior science research specialist.

Scholarship recipients will receive numerous benefits, including a P8,000 stipend for 10 months per year, a tuition fee subsidy of up to P40,000 per year for those enrolled in private institutions, a P10,000 book allowance per academic year, a P1,000 graduation allowance, a P10,000 thesis allowance, health accident insurance, and a transportation allowance for students studying outside their home province.
Scholarship beneficiaries are required to fulfill a service obligation to the government after graduation.

“Once they have completed their service obligation, they just have to write to us, provide us with their certificate of employment along with other documents, and then their name will be removed from the tag at the National Bureau of Investigation,” Ragub explained.
This year, DOST-8 aims to attract 1,250 applicants, an increase from the 1,000 target last year. However, only 131 applicants qualified for the scholarship last year. The examination for the JLSS program is scheduled for July 28.

Interested students can apply through the DOST-SEI website or visit their respective provincial DOST offices for more information.