Aiming to support more scholars, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) 1 has encouraged students of Don Mariano Marcos State University-Mid La Union Campus (DMMMSU-MLUC) in city of San Fernando to pick science as field of study and become DOST scholar.
During the Campus Scholarship Orientation and Re-Orientaion Program hosted by DMMMSU-MLUC on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, Ms. Ginee Tacasa, Scholarship Staff of DOST 1 underscored the importance of the Junior Level Science Scholarships (JLSS) under the Republic Act No. 10612 by citing the 58 present DOST scholars from DMMMSU-MLUC.
”The RA 10612 aims to strengthen the country's science and technology education by fast tracking graduates in the sciences, mathematics and engineering who shall teach science and mathematics in secondary schools throughout the country,” she explained.
Ms. Tacasa also said after graduation the scholar will be given priority upon seeking a job in secondary schools in the country, through the Department of Education or a private high school and likewise, allowed to teach even without Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) eligibility but has to pass the LET within 5 years from date of hiring.
Scholars will further enjoy privileges such as tuition and other school fees amounting to P10,000 per semester or P8,000.00 per trimester / term; book allowance of P10,000.00 per year; monthly stipend of P6,000.00 for BS Physics, Applied Physics, Physics Teaching, Geology, Mining Engineering, while P5,000.00 for other DOST-SEI priority courses; transportation allowance and accidental insurance worth P200,000, she added.
Ms. Tacasa moreover, told the students to approach their University Scholarship Coordinator for the facilitation and processing of their application for scholarship.“Interested applicants may also inquire at DOST regional office through telephone number (072) 888-3399,” she said.