Scholarship and Grants

SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANTS OFFERED IN THE CAMPUS

EXTERNALLY-FUNDED

This is a special scholarship for Fisheries, Marine Biology, Environmental Science and for Badjao students whose objectives are to attract more enrollees to the mandated programs, to increase the number of academically better students taking these programs, to help enhance efforts at gainfully strengthening such programs, and to augment the campus support for the Badjaos who comprise the main indigenous group in this province.

This special scholarship was first funded from the P5,000,000 allocated by the national government for this campus beginning AY 2014-15. Such was reflected in FY 2014 GAA (R.A. 10633). The MPBS scholars and grantees are classified in terms of maintaining and privileges as follows

To maintain the scholarship, a grantee must comply with the following conditions:

Privileges:

A one-time financial assistance of P5, 000 shall be given to each mandated program grantee. (Failure to complete the practicum will not mean being entitled to another financial assistance.)

A financial assistance of P2, 000 shall be given to each qualified graduating student. (P1, 000 will be for expenses incurred in the preparation, P1, 000 for payment as thesis fee)

  1. Expanded Student’s Grants-in-aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (ESGP-PA)

    Grantees of this program are students belonging to indigent households under the National Household Targeting System for Poverty Alleviation for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR) as identified by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Potential grantees are to enroll in state universities and colleges (SUCS) in course offerings aligned with the priorities of the government. This campus has been allotted 154 slots. Benefits include PhP3,500 monthly stipend, PhP2,500 book allowance per semester and PhP10,000 per semester tuition allotment directly released to the school. Maintenance of the grant necessitates passing all subjects.

  2. Mandated Programs and Badjao Scholarships (MPBS)
    1. Full Scholarship:
    2. Carry the curriculum-prescribed academic load per semester;
    3. Have a CGPA of “2.25” or better, with “INC” computed as “5” (Failure).
    4. Partial Scholarship:
    5. Carry the curriculum-prescribed academic load per semester;
    6. Have a CGPA of “2.50” or better with “INC” computed as “5”.
    7. Fish Tech Scholarship
    8. Carry the curriculum-prescribed academic load per semester;
    9. Must pass all subjects
    10. Badjao Study Grant:
    11. Carry the curriculum-prescribed academic load per semester;
    12. Pass 60% of enrolled subjects.
    1. Full Scholarship:
    2. Monthly Stipend of P3,000.
    3. Tuition and Other Fees Allocation Based On Actual Prescribed Fees
    4. Book Allowance of P2,500/Semester (Subject To Guidelines)
    5. Partial Scholarship:
    6. Monthly Stipend of P2,000
    7. Tuition and Other Fees Allocation Based On Actual Tuition Fees
    8. Book Allowance of P2,500/Semester (Subject To Guidelines)
    9. Fish Tech Scholarship
    10. Monthly Stipend of P1,500.
    11. Tuition and Other Fees Allocation Based On Actual Prescribed Fees
    12. Badjao Study Grant:
      • Monthly Stipend of P2,000
      • Tuition and Other Fees Allocation Based On Actual Tuition Fees
      • Book Allowance of P2,500/Semester (Subject To Guidelines)
      • Internship Grant:
    • Thesis Grant:
  3. CHED-Initiated Student Grants
  4. Tulong Dunong (with assistance of PhP3,000 per semester)
  5. PAMANA Program (with assistance of PhP5,000 per semester)
  6. Bangsa Moro/Sajahatra (with assistance of PhP10,000 per semester)
  7. Half-Merit (with assistance of PhP7,500 per semester)
  8. HEED Foundation Assistance (enrolment fees subsidized)

INTERNALLY-FUNDED

  1. Academic Scholarship
  2. MSU Tawi-Tawi Scholarship for Science and Mathematics (SSM)
  3. Cultural Community Grant (CCG)
  4. Skill/Talent Study Grant (Tambuli Cultural Troupe, Band memebers and Athletes)

(Internally-funded)SCHOLARSHIP POLICIES (BOR RES #66, 2013)

RATIONALE

THE MSU-Tawi-Tawi has been implementing policies on student scholarships (since AY 1998-99) based on the principle of faithfully reconciling the need for advancing academic excellence and coming to terms with the level of students it has these learners being disadvantaged as most are coming from remote or marginalized communities. Earnest in responding to such a concern, this university campus had formulated conditions for gaining and for maintaining scholarships, specifically on priority courses on science and mathematics, that through the years, have admittedly been found to be not as competitive as ideally should be. To rectify this particular situation, without losing sight of having to sustain mandated programs of this institution, as well as to simplify such policies and to reconcile them with the existing privileges of scholars and grantees, these revisions are herein adopted.

FEATURES OF THE REVISED POLICIES

  1. Upgrading of the required CGPA (cumulative grade point average) for gaining and maintenance of scholarships and grants;
  2. Prioritizing the CHED-mandated programs by means of relative lessening of stringency for gaining and maintenance of scholarships for such programs as compared to those for other courses;
  3. Requiring scholars to render mentoring assistance to students with poor scholastic status;
  4. Scrapping of the one-semester grace period given to academic scholars;
  5. Removal of the “pending scholarship” status while having INC (Incomplete) marks;
  6. Extending of scholarship privileges in summer for courses requiring such;
  7. Providing for once-a-semester transportation allowance instead of once-a-year.

 

GENERAL POLICIES ON SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS FOR

THE MSU TAWI-TAWI CAMPUS

 

(TERTIARY LEVEL)

Privileges granted to a select group of students in the campus are generally classified as scholarships or grants. A scholarship refers to privileges obtained on the basis of one’s high score in the MSU System Admission and Scholarship Examination (SASE) (administered annually throughout Mindanao) or very good scholastic performance. A grant, while not disregarding such factors, is based more on other attributes such as special skills or one’s ethnic origin.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

 

  1. Academic Scholarship
    1. The scholarship is gained through any of the following ways:

      It is awarded to incoming freshmen whose SASE scores are higher than a certain prescribed percentile rank (preferably not lower than the system 85%ile rank).

      The same is also awarded to valedictorians and salutatorians who satisfy the admission requirements set by the University.

      One may also gain this scholarship upon having

      1. been enrolled in the campus for at least two regular semesters (excluding semester when remedial subjects were taken);
      2. earned a minimum of 18 credit units (not to include PE) for each semester considered above; and
      3. a CGPA* of not lower than “1.50”.
    2. An academic scholar has the following privileges:
      1. P1,500** monthly stipend;
      2. free tuition and non-payment of miscellaneous fees;
      3. free issuance of available textbooks;
      4. free dormitory accommodation; and
      5. transportation allowance of a maximum of P1,500** per semester.
    3. An academic scholar shall comply with the following maintenance requirements:
      1. carry the curriculum-prescribed full academic load for each semester, (exceptions may be considered for cases the Scholarship Committee finds justifiable)
      2. have a CGPA of “2.00” or better, with no grade of “5.0” in any academic subject and all marks of “Inc”, if any, removed before the end of registration for the succeeding semester.
      3. render a minimum of 2 hours/week tutoring assistance to students with very poor scholastic standing (for sophomore and junior scholars)
  2. MSU Tawi-Tawi Scholarship for Science and Mathematics (SSM)
    1. The scholarship is gained through any of the following ways:

      It is awarded to incoming freshmen whose SASE scores are higher than a certain prescribed percentile rank (preferably not lower than the system 85%ile rank) and who are enrolled in any of the science and mathematics courses.

      The same is also awarded to valedictorians and salutatorians who satisfy the admission requirements set by the University and who are enrolled in any of the science and mathematics courses.

      Any student taking a science or mathematics course may be awarded this scholarship after having

      1. been enrolled in the campus for at least one regular semester (excluding semester when remedial subjects were taken);
      2. earned a minimum of 18 (not to include PE) credit units for each semester considered above, and
      3. a CGPA* of not lower than “1.75” for BS Fisheries, BS Marine Biology Science (mandated programs for the university) and “1.50” for all others.
    2. A scholar for science and mathematics has the following privileges:
      1. monthly stipend of P1,800.00** for BS Fisheries, BS Marine Biology and BS Environmental Science;
      2. P1,500.00** for all others
      3. free tuition and non-payment of miscellaneous fees;
      4. free issuance of available textbooks;
      5. free dormitory accommodation; and
      6. transportation allowance of a maximum of P1,500** per semester.
    3. A scholar for science and mathematics shall comply with the following maintenance requirements:
      1. carry the curriculum-prescribed full academic load for each semester, (exceptions may be considered for cases the Scholarship Committee finds justifiable)
      2. have a CGPA of “3.25” or better with any “Inc”*** computed as “5”, for BS Fisheries, BS Marine Biology and BS Environmental Science
      3. “2.00” or better with any “Inc”*** computed as “5, for all others
      4. render a minimum of 2 hours/week tutoring assistance to students with very poor scholastic standing (for sophomore and junior scholars).
    4. Subjects re-enrolled due to failure, lapsed “Inc”, or unofficial dropping shall not be covered by the scholarship and the scholar shall have to pay for the corresponding required fee.
  3. Special Privileges for Academic Excellence

    An academic or an SSM scholar whose CGPA is as stipulated below shall be accordingly classified and is to be awarded a certificate of commendation and be entitled (for the succeeding semester only) to the respective additional incentive:

    1. 1.46 to 1.75: Dean’s List of Scholars
    2. 1.21 to 1.45: Chancellor’s List of Scholars – Additional monthly incentive of P200.
    3. 1.00 to 1.20: President’s List of Scholars – Additional monthly incentive of P300
  4. Cultural Community Grant (CCG)
    1. The scholarship is gained through any of the following ways:

      It is awarded to incoming freshmen whose SASE scores are higher than a certain prescribed percentile rank (preferably not lower than the system 80%ile rank).

      The same is also awarded to those who graduated First Honourable Mention or Second Honourable Mention and who satisfy the admission requirements set by the University.

      One may also gain this scholarship upon having

      1. been enrolled in the campus for at least two semesters (excluding semester when remedial subjects were taken);
      2. earned a minimum of 18 (not to include PE) credit units for each semester considered above; and a CGPA of not lower than “1.75”.
      3. Any scholar who fails to maintain his academic scholarship or SSM may still avail of the CCG provided conditions for the maintenance of the latter are met.

       

    2. A CCG grantee has the following privileges:
      1. P1,100.00** monthly stipend;
      2. free tuition and non-payment of miscellaneous fees;
      3. free issuance of available textbooks;
      4. free dormitory accommodation; and
      5. transportation allowance of a maximum of P1500.00** per semester.
    3. A CCG grantee shall comply with the following maintenance requirements:
      1. carry the curriculum-prescribed full academic load for each semester; and
      2. have a CGPA of “2.50” or better with any “Inc”*** computed as “5”.
      3. render a minimum of 2 hours/week tutoring assistance to students with very poor scholastic standing (for sophomore and junior grantees).
  5. The Badjao Grant
    1. Any student who is a member of the Badjao tribe and is enrolled in not less than 15 units (excluding PE) may apply for this grant and submit the following documents to the Scholarships Office (if warranted, a quota for this may be set):

      The applicant will also have to pass a screening to be conducted by designated school officials.

      1. Certificate of Registration;
      2. Certification from the high school principal of tribe membership;
      3. Certification from barangay chairman of tribe membership;
    2. A Badjao grantee has the following privileges:
      1. P1,100.00** monthly stipend;
      2. free tuition and non-payment of miscellaneous fees;
      3. free issuance of available textbooks.
    3. A grantee shall comply with the following maintenance requirements:
      1. a Badjao grantee must be enrolled in not less than 15 (not to include PE) prescribed units in his degree program ; and must
      2. pass at least 60% of his enrolled subjects.
  6. Skill/Talent Study Grant
    1. Specially-designated committees are required to submit to the Campus Scholarship Committee list of applicants who qualify based on earlier formulated sets of criteria that focus on the special skills and talents of grantees. Included under this grant are the following:
      1. Athletic Grant
      2. Athletic Grant
      3. Membership in the Campus Band or Combo
    2. A grantee has the following privileges:
      1. Athletic – P750**monthly stipend
      2. Tambuli Cultural Troupe-P600**monthly stipend
      3. Band/Combo- P600**monthly stipend
    3. A grantee shall comply with the following maintenance requirements:
      1. A grantee must enrol in not less than 15(not to include PE) prescribed units per semester in his degree program.
      2. He must pass 80% of the number of units as stated above;
      3. Further, a grantee can avail of this grant for a maximum of five (5) years only.
  7. Fisheries Technology Study Grant (Fish Tech Grant)
    1. Fisheries Technology Grant is awarded to those taking up the Diploma in Fisheries Technology and who qualify based on the MSU SASE (preferably scores of not lower than 40%ile rank) and screening conducted by the College of Fisheries. A Fish Tech paying student may gain the study grant upon having, for at least two regular semesters, no grade lower than “VG” (Very Good).

      (If warranted, a quota for the number of FT grantees in a given semester may be set).

    2. A grantee has the following privileges
      1. P1,100. monthly stipend;
      2. free tuition and non-payment of miscellaneous fees; and
      3. transportation allowance of a maximum of P1,500.00** per semester.
    3. A Fish Tech grantee shall comply with the following maintenance requirements:
      1. A grantee must enrol in not less than 18 (not to include PE) prescribed units per semester in his degree program.
      2. He must pass 80% of the number of units as stated above.

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