Tuesday, February 5, 2008

How to Avail the OWWA Scholarships

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) aims to protect and promote the welfare and well-being of Overseas Filipino Workers. In lieu with this, OWWA offers scholarships, insurance and educational program for OFWs and their dependents. This article would give you an idea of what you need to present to avail of the said programs.

There are five education and training programs offered by OWWA; Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP), Skills-for-Employment Scholarship Program (SESP), Seafarers’ Upgrading Program (SUP), DOLE-OWWA-Tulay Microsoft Project and Tuloy-Aral Project.

Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP)
The Education for Scholarship Program (EDSP) grants a 4 to 5 year baccalaureate course offered by a CHED-accredited college or university. The scholarship is given to qualified beneficiaries/dependents of OWWA member-OFWs. The OWWA gives P30,000 per semester and pay the tuition fee directly to the school. They release the remaining amount after the scholar submits the grades for the semester.

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