Top 10 Scholarships for College Students in the Philippines

There are several scholarships available in the Philippines, most students are looking for scholarships that would help them to pay this significant investment. In order to afford things like books, transportation, food, housing, tuition, and other expenses involved with studying, you must be financially stable. This is the reason scholarships in the Philippines assistance to cut down large expenses.

Scholarships for College Students
Scholarships for College Students

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CHED Scholarship

The CHED Scholarship Program is one of the scholarships offered by CHED for entering college students (CSP). The goal is to help incoming first-year college students who plan to enroll in authorized public or private colleges, universities, or Higher Education Institutions (HEI).

CHED Scholarship Program
CHED Scholarship Program

Benefits of CHED Scholarship

A Private University

Full CHED scholars enrolled in a private university receive P20,000 for tuition and other school fees, P35,000 in allowance, and P5,000 for books every semester.

Here is a breakdown of the advantages of CHED scholars able to attend university.

State University

CHED scholars who prefer to attend a state or public university receive FREE tuition as well as a stipend and book allowance of P40,000 per semester.

DOST Scholarship

The DOST Scholarship is one of the most well-known Scholarships in the Philippines. The Benefits of the Scholarship attract a lot of Filipino students. It’s no surprise that thousands of applicants compete for the limited scholarship spots every year. The DOST Scholarship is now open to apply.

DOST Scholarship Program
DOST Scholarship Program

Benefits of DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship

A. Regular Academic Year

Tuition and other school fees (for scholars enrolled in private HEIs)Actual fees up to ₱40,000.00 /AY
Learning Materials and/or Connectivity Allowance₱10,000.00 /AY
Monthly Living Allowance₱7,000.00 / month
Clothing Allowance₱1,000 (1st Sem of 1st Year only)
Transportation Allowance1 economy-class roundtrip fare
(for those studying outside of home province)
Group Accident and Health  InsurancePremium
Thesis Allowance₱10,000.00
Graduation Clothing Allowance₱1,000.00

B. Mid-Year Term Allowance (if required in the curriculum)

Tuition and other school feesActual fees up to ₱10,000.00
Learning Materials and/or Connectivity Allowance₱2,000.00
Monthly Living Allowance₱7,000.00 / month for two months

OWWA Scholarship

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is offering two scholarships to graduating Grade 12 students for the year 2023. Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) and Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) online application is now open for the Incoming 1st Year for SY 2023 who are currently studying Grade 12.

OWWA Scholarship Program
OWWA Scholarship Program

Benefits of Owwa Scholarship

Qualified applicants are eligible for a grant of Php60,000.00 per school year till they complete a 4-5 year baccalaureate course at any college/university in the Philippines.

Megaworld Scholarship

Megaworld stands by on the principle that a corporation exists to serve others. We believe that we must not only do well but also do good in the community. This belief has been our driving force to continuously give back to the society through the company’s socio-civic arm, the Megaworld Foundation.

Megaworld Scholarship
Megaworld Scholarship

Benefits of Megaworld Scholarship

  • Full tuition fee
  • Allowance
  • Per school year
  • Career opportunity
  • at Megaworld Corporation and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates

Aboitiz College Scholarship

Aboitiz Foundation has announced that applications for the Aboitiz College Scholarship Program (ACSP) for the school year 2022-2023 are now available. Since its establishment in 2000, the scholarship has assisted approximately a thousand students.

Aboitiz College Scholarship
Aboitiz College Scholarship

Benefits of Aboitiz Scholarship

  • Full tuition fee coverage
  • Monthly allowance
  • One-time academic excellence incentive
  • Latin honors incentive
  • Internship opportunity
  • Annual learning sessions
  • One-time board exam subsidy
  • Opportunity to be hired in the Aboitiz Group

Security Bank Foundation Scholarship

Are you a Senior High School graduate with outstanding academic and co-curricular achievements and still looking for a scholarship to  fund your college education? Maybe you’re the person they’re looking for! Apply for a Security Bank scholarship now!

Security Bank Scholarship
Security Bank Scholarship

Benefits of Security Bank Scholarship

Each scholar is entitled to the following benefits per academic year until he finishes his tertiary course.

State Universities

  • Stipend – Php 10,000 per month for maximum of 10 school months
  • Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees – No allotment due to “Free Tuition Law”

Private Universities

  • Stipend – Php 5,000 per month for maximum of 10 school months
  • Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees – Maximum of Php 100,000 per year

SM Scholarship

SM Foundation College is accepting applications for its SM Scholarship Program for the Academic Year (AY) 2023-2024.

SM College Scholarship
SM College Scholarship

Benefits of SM College Scholarship

  • Full Tuition
  • Monthly Allowance
  • Choice of specialization in accounting, information technology, engineering and education
  • Part-time job opportunities during semestral and Christmas break
  • Exclusive job offers with the SM group upon graduation.
  • Other fun-filled activities and enrichment programs.

Video Guide for SM Scholarship

SM Scholarship video guide

Hawak Kamay Scholarship

With the Hawak Kamay (HK) Scholarship of SWU PHINMA, incoming freshmen students (first year college)  will get the chance to avail of a scholarship grant valid until completion of the chosen college program with no maintaining grades required.

Hawak Kamay Scholarship Program
Hawak Kamay Scholarship Program

Benefits of Hawak Kamay Scholarship

Hawak Kamay (HK) scholars will get the chance to enjoy:

  • Scholarship Grant
  • No required maintaining grade
  • Valid for the entire program duration

DCWD College Scholarship

Attention all scholarship seekers! Davao City Water District announces the availability of 15 DCWD College Scholarship for Indigenous Peoples (IPs) and 5 DCWD Academic Excellence Scholarships for the school year 2023-2024 to qualified students pursuing a college degree at the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP).

DCWD College Scholarship
DCWD College Scholarship

Scholarship Benefits

  • Meal allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • Boarding house allowance
  • Uniform/textbook allowance
  • Education tour allowance
  • Incentive for scholars who will qualify as Dean’s Listers
  • Thesis allowance (graduating year)

Charity First Foundation Scholarship

The Charity First Scholarship has recently announced the opening of applications for its scholarship program for the school year 2023-2024. Apply now to get one of the limited available slots!

Charity First Foundation Scholarship
Charity First Scholarship Program

Scholarship Benefits

  • Transportation Allowance
  • Lodging or dormitory fee and allowance
  • Daily meal allowance
  • Life skills and motivational seminar
  • Textbook, workbook, and manuals
  • School and OJT uniform
  • Fieldtrips (for approval)
  • Desktop and internet allowance
  • Graduation Fees
  • Use of Charity First Libraries and Facilities

Frequently asked questions about college scholarships in the philippines

Is there a CHED scholarship for 2023?

The CHED Merit Scholarship Program for incoming first-year college students for the academic year 2023-2024 now accepting applications.

Is it okay to have 2 scholarships in the Philippines?

You are only eligible for one scholarship program.

What are the requirements for scholarships in Philippines?

To be eligible for the scholarship grant, applicants must meet the minimum following criteria:

1. Filipino citizen of good moral character.
2. Except for senior citizens, applicants must be under the age of 30 at the time of application.
3. You must be a high school graduate or a candidate for graduation.

Can I get both CHED and DOST scholarship?

No, you have to choose between the DOST Scholarship and CHED Scholarship.

How much is CHED scholarship monthly allowance?

If you are a full-time student, you will receive Php 35,000 per semester. They will receive Php 17,000 per semester as a half-scholar.