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DOST opens applications for 2021 JLSS

ILOCOS SUR, Aug. 30 (PIA) – The Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is opening the applications for its 2021 Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) Program.
 
Science Research Specialist II and DOST Technical Scholarship Coordinator Adelisa Florendo said the JLSS program is intended for incoming regular third year college students in Academic Year 2021-2022 who are enrolled in priority science and technology courses.
 
It also seeks to fast track the production of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals in the country.
 
“Under the JLSS are three component programs: Republic Act (RA) 7687 program, which provides for talented students who are under a certain socioeconomic status; Merit program, which gives chance to students with high aptitude in STEM; and RA 10612, which aims to accelerate the production of STEM teachers in secondary schools,” Florendo said during the Serbisyo Publiko Media Forum of PIA-Ilocos Sur.

Science Research Specialist II and DOST Technical Scholarship Coordinator Adelisa Florendo said the JLSS program is intended for incoming regular third year college students in Academic Year 2021-2022 who are enrolled in priority science and technology courses. It also seeks to fast track the production of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals in the country. (photo by April M. Montes-Bravo/PIA Ilocos Sur)

Graduates of the JLSS-RA 7687 and JLSS- Merit programs are required to render service obligation by working along their fields in the country after graduation.
 
Meanwhile, graduates of JLSS-RA 10612 will be given priority for job placement in high schools in the country - by the Department of Education (DepEd) - as a Special Science Teacher I.
 
They shall also be allowed to teach STEM subjects even without Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) eligibility but have to pass the LET within five years from date of hiring if they opt to continue their employment with DepEd.
 
She said interested applicants must meet the following conditions: must have a general weighted average of at least 83 percent or its equivalent and with no conditional or failing mark in the first two years in college including in the midyear terms, if enrolled; must be natural-born Filipino citizen; must be of good moral character and in good health; and may have taken the DOST-SEI Scholarship Examination before but did not pass or have qualified for the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship but did not avail the scholarship award.

Serbisyo Publiko Media Forum of PIA Ilocos Sur with guests from DOST-Regional Office 1 and POPCOM-Regional Office 1. (photo by April M. Montes-Bravo/PIA Ilocos Sur)

“Among the scholarship privileges are a monthly stipend at P7,000; tuition fee subsidy up to P40,000 per academic year for those enrolled in private higher education institutions; P10,000 book allowance per academic year; P1,000 graduation allowance; one economy-class roundtrip fare per year for those studying outside of their home province; P10,000 thesis allowance; and group accident insurance,” she added.
 
For the full application details, applicants may check this link: https://jlss.science-scholarships.ph/.
 
The last day of online application and uploading of requirements is set on October 29, 2021.
 
Aside from the JLSS, DOST-SEI also offers undergraduate scholarship programs for incoming first year college students, and local and foreign graduate scholarships for MS and PhD students. (JCR/AMB/PIA Ilocos Sur)

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April M. Montes-Bravo is an Information Officer III of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Region 1. She is currently the Information Center Manager of PIA Ilocos Sur Information Center based in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.

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