Out of the total number of passers, 5,917 qualified as scholars under the RA 7687 Scholarship Program, which provide for academically talented students who belong to economically disadvantaged families; while 3,871 qualified under the DOST-SEI Merit Scholarship Program.
The Junior Level Science Scholarship (JLSS) program is intended for incoming regular third year college students in Academic Year 2020-2021 who are enrolled in priority science and technology courses.
Until his graduation from MSU Marawi, his family and relatives never had anyone who graduated from college or high school.
During the ceremony, Biyo also announced availability of new scholarship slots as mandated by Republic Act 10612 or also known as the ?Expanded Scholarship Act of 2013.?
Republic Act No. 10612 envisions a fast-tracking of more science, technology and engineering graduates by offering scholarships to deserving students in their third year of undergraduate study, based on their competitiveness and merit, the Deped said in an email message.