COTABATO CITY— At least 376 incoming freshmen college students across the Bangsamoro region are expected to benefit from the Ministry of Science and Technology’s (MOST) second batch of Bangsamoro Assistance For Science Education (BASE) scholarship program for the school year 2021-2022.
Each of the scholars will be granted a monthly cash allowance amounting to Php8,000.00.
BASE Program aims to “stimulate and entice talented Bangsamoro youths to pursue lifetime productive careers in science and technology and ensure a steady, adequate supply of qualified science and technology human resources which can steer the country towards national progress.”
The following are the general qualification for the applicants of the said program:
-A natural-born Filipino citizen and a resident of BARMM;
-Attained an 85% general average, with good moral character and in good health;
-Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) strand senior high school graduating class;
-Member of the top five percent (5%) of the Non-STEM strand senior high school graduating class;
-Less privileged, deserving student who belongs to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of certain indicators (not more than Php 250,000.00 annual family income);
-Not a recipient of other scholarship programs;
-Do not have any post-secondary or undergraduate units; and
-Must pass the BASE Program Examination and pursue a Bachelor of Science degree program in any of the priority fields of the state university or colleges in any private higher education institution that is recognized by Commission on Higher Education.
Interested applicants may visit the MOST’s office inside the Bangsamoro Government Center in this city, or may submit their applications online thru http://bit.ly/MOST_BASE_Application.
Application forms can be accessed at https://bit.ly/3smTViw
The deadline of submission will be on June 2, 2021, while the date of qualifying exam will be on June 21-25, 2021. For further details, applicants may also visit the ministry’s official website at most.bangsamoro.gov.ph
MOST Minister and Member of Parliament Engr. Aida Silongan led the BASE Program’s launching ceremony on July 1 last year wherein 126 students from across the region were granted with the scholarship. (Bangsamoro Information Office)
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