‘Pisay’ calls for science scholarship applicants

Graduating elementary students for the academic year 2023-2024 are encouraged to apply for the science scholarship of the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) System.

In its latest advisory, PSHS announced the return of its National Competitive Examination (NCE) on December 2, 2023 after a three-year hiatus due to pandemic.

This exam aims to assess the scientific ability, quantitative ability, abstract reasoning, and verbal skills of aspiring ‘Pisay’ scholars.

Students must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the exam:

-a final grade of 85% or better in Science and Mathematics (If the student’s grades in Science or Math are below 85%, then, he/she must provide evidence that he/she belongs to the upper 10% of the batch.);

-a Filipino citizen with no pending or approved application as immigrant to any foreign country;

-not be more than 15 years-old by June 30, 2024;

-has at least a satisfactory rating  in his/her Character Rating in his/her report card in Grade 5 or on S.Y. 2022-2023);

-has not previously applied for admission in PSHS; and

-preferably in good health and fit to undergo a rigorous academic program.

The application period for the 2023 NCE will begin on July 3 while the deadline of applications is on October 27.

An attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), PSHS was established to enrich learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and produce globally competitive Filipino S&T experts.

For his part, DOST 6 regional director Rowen Gelonga called on qualified Grade 6 students to apply for the scholarship and pursue careers in science and technology.

“Our country needs more scientists, engineers, researchers, innovators and other S&T professionals. We need you in order for us to attain economic growth and prosperity as well as create a better quality of life for all Filipinos,” Gelonga said.

Interested student applicants may apply directly to PSHS-Western Visayas campus, DOST Regional Office 6, and Provincial Science and Technology Offices or apply via online platform through Philippine Science High School | RACE

For more NCE inquiries, contact PSHS-Western Visayas Campus at (033) 329-2011.  (PIA)