Press Release
September 22, 2006


Senator Edgardo J. Angara today announced the availability of scholarships for senior high school students who wish to pursue undergraduate degree programs in basic sciences, mathematics and even engineering.

The cost of education today is really high, especially in the college level. Students must take advantage of these science and technology scholarships offered by the DOST Science Education Institute, as mandated by the Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1994, said Angara who authored R. A. 7687, an act instituting a program for science and technology scholarship.

Angara noted that the fields of science and technology are essential areas for national development and progress.

Indeed, the fields of science and technology are the fields we need to tap into because they provide the capability required in the areas of research, development, innovation as well as utilization, said Angara.

Through these scholarship grants, we may be able to produce a new breed of skilled workers to strengthen the countrys science and technology manpower. By creating a pool of scientists, engineers and technicians who shall fill the needs of industrialization, the country may now be acknowledged as one of the top practitioners in the areas of science and technology globally, said Angara.

Started in 1994, the recipients of Science and Technology scholarships are now 22,300 students taking up agricultural chemistry, biology, electrical engineering, mathematics teaching, physics and statistics, among others.

The scholarship has general criteria for eligibility so that almost every poor yet talented and deserving student who desires to pursue a training or degree in areas of science and technology may have the chance, Angara said.

Application forms may be secured from the office of Senator Edgardo J. Angara at Room 504 GSIS Building, Financial Center, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. Or download the application form via Deadline for filing of application is on November 06, 2006.

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