The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) has released the names of students who qualify as scholars for the school year 2022-2023—10,487 of them in total.

Despite constraints to conducting a traditional qualifying exam for the selection, which adheres to a longstanding practice pre-pandemic, DOST-SEI was able to identify its qualifiers via a combination of data analytics and proxy indicators in place of an exam.

Additionally, documentary requisites were gathered through the E-Scholarship Application System, which includes the scholars’ grades in Grades 9 to 11.


5,567 who qualified under RA 7687 Scholarship Program were students with a high ability for science but who also hail from disadvantaged households. The remaining 4,920 students were selected via the Merit Scholarship Program.

To be considered for the scholarship program, qualifiers must be part of some specific priority science and technology courses in state universities and colleges, or private higher education institutions as acknowledged by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as Centers of Excellence or Centers of Development, or must at least possess a Level III accreditation for the priority S&T courses from the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines.

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