Press Release
November 5, 2007


"Students must take advantage of science and technology scholarships."

Senator Edgardo J. Angara encouraged students to avail of the scholarships currently offered by the Department of Science and Technology to students with high aptitude in science and mathematics and willing to pursue fields of science and technology.

"This undergraduate scholarship program is availed to the poor but deserving students," said Angara who authored R.A. 7687, an act instituting a program for science and technology scholarship.

Senator Angara, Chair of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, also underscored the need to make education accessible to poor students especially those who are academically talented and inclined toward science, mathematics and engineering.

He noted the increasing demand for globally competitive players in engineering, science, and technology, "players that will be in the mainstream of technological innovations."

"Through these scholarship grants, we may be able to produce a new breed of skilled workers to strengthen the country's science and technology manpower and to further boost our global competitiveness," he said.

"I am deeply committed in developing a pool of highly-competitive scientists and engineers who shall fill the needs of industrialization," he added.

The scholarship examination for the selection of the 2008 batch of undergraduate science scholars is scheduled on January 13, 2008 in 101 test centers nationwide.

The application form can be obtained at the Science Education Institute of DOST regional offices or can be downloaded at their website. The deadline for filing of application is on November 16, 2007.

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