OWWA - Education for Development Scholarship Program (EFDSP)

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OWWA - Education for Development Scholarship Program (EFDSP)

North National Highway, Bantayan, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200

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Program Level



Full Tuition


Php 30,001 - Php 35,000

About the Scholarship

OWWA Scholarships Scheme is open to dependents of active OWWA members who are already enrolled or will enroll in any four-year or five-year baccalaureate course in any college or university. Any dependent of an OFW who is an active member of OWWA may apply for any of the scholarship grants.
In its commitment to provide education and training assistance to OFWs and their dependents, OWWA created a Scholarship Program that is set to take effect on the academic year 2020-2021.

Education for Development Scholarship Program (EFDSP) – The program is open to all OFW dependents who are planning to enroll or are already enrolled in any 4- or 5-year degree course in their university of choice. The recipient will be entitled to a total of P60,000 per academic year.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strictly for Filipinos only
  • Child of OFW parents/guardian only
  • Incoming College
  • Any gender
  • For any marital status

Application Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

  • Not above 21 years of age
  •  A Filipino citizen
  •  part of the upper 20% of the graduating class (an incoming freshman in college)
  •  not be under any other scholarship programs/grants
  •  have not previously taken the OWWA scholarship qualification exams
  •  have passed the entrance exam given by his/her choice of school to enroll in
  • the only dependent of the OFW receiving this particular type of scholarship from OWWA.
  •  Must be a child of a married OWWA member or brother/sister of an unmarried OWWA member
  • Be in good health and with good moral character.
  •  Must have an average grade of at least 80% and belong to the upper 20% of the graduating class.
  • Applicants should also pass the test administered by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) in October.

Application Requirements
  • 2 copies of the completely filled-out application form
  • 2 pcs of recent 2×2 ID photos
  • Any document to validate proof of relationship to the OWWA member
  • For children of OFW: NSO birth certificate
  • For siblings of OFW: NSO birth certificates of both the applicant and the OFW
  • For OFWs who are not married: Certificate of No Marriage
  • Proof of OWWA membership of OFW (i.e. official receipt of OWWA contribution or a copy of the OWWA verification sheet)
  • Form 137 for incoming college freshmen or the official transcript of records (TOR)/Grade Certificate for those already enrolled in college.
  • Medical certification/clearance with proof of physical fitness (Form 2A)
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character (Form 2B)
  • 2 copies of the school principal’s certification of the student’s academic distinction (to prove that the applicant belongs to the upper 20% of the class) – Form 2C
  • A written statement of the parent/s specifying that the applicant has never taken the OWWA qualifying exams; has not gained substantial unit(s) in any degree course; and that the applicant does not benefit from any existing scholarship grant at the time of application. – Form 2D
  • Written statement coming from the applicant specifying that he/she has neither applied for resident/immigrant status in other countries nor hold a dual citizen status, as signed and authorized by his/her parents. – Form 2E

Eligible Programs

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  • Any course is allowed


Contact & Location


North National Highway, Bantayan, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200

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