There are two types of scholarship being offered by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) particularly to Filipino college and university students. First, the full merit grant program (Php30,000.00) is provided to commencing secondary school students who have obtained a general average of 90% or above in the first three quarters of the fourth year as well in the entire third year of the students. On the other hand, the half merit scholarship program (Php15,000.00) is provided to commencing secondary school students who have obtained a general average of 85% or more in the first three quarters of the fourth year as well in the entire third year of the students.*
*subjected to change with the implementation of the K-12 program
Applicants eligible to avail the program must not be receiving any form of student grant and financial support from any government agency and are commencing secondary school students and/or incoming college freshmen who have met the required grades for either of the scholarship programs.
Required documents in the application process include recent income tax return of the applicant’s household, certified copy of the secondary school report card indicating grades from the first three quarters for the fourth year and the entire academic year for the third year*, and good moral character certificate from the secondary school principal/guidance counselor. These requirements must be submitted to CHED and after a period of time, the applicants will be notified by the CHED.