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DLSU Student Assistantship and Resource Training Program (START)

DLSU Student Assistantship and Resource Training Program (START)

Scholarship Background

The University has taken pride in the changing socio-economic mix of the student population. More and more, students from less-privileged backgrounds are becoming part of the Lasallian community through the increasing scholarship opportunities.
However, the sad reality remains that these students are not able to cope with non-tuition financial requirements, such as expenses for meals, transportation, class projects and activities, etc. On the other hand, the resources of the University are not enough to cover these items. In response to this need is the Student Assistantship and Resource Training (START) Program.

The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students and will be housed in the Office of Admissions and Scholarships (OAS) because of its links to financial assistance.

Scholarship Benefits

STARTers shall enjoy the following benefits/privileges during their term of assistantship:
1. Remuneration of minimum hourly rate prescribed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE);
2. Signing privileges in cafeterias/canteens, for settlement on pay dates;
3. Employee discount at the bookstore;
4. Priority slot in the Student Loan Program; and
5. Advance enrollment privilege (for undergraduate STARTers who render the maximum 20 hours a week)

Working Conditions:
1. STARTers may work a minimum of five (5) hours per week to a maximum of twenty (20) hours per week;
2. The schedule of work must be within Mondays to Saturdays, 0800 to 2000;
3. STARTers who are asked to work on holidays will be paid holiday time.
4. If the student is paid by the job, i.e. a one time payment, or installment pay, and not an hourly rate, the pay for the job must be computed based on the number of expected work hours to complete the project.
5. Generally, STARTers are not allowed to work during the last two weeks of the term.
6. START contracts may be terminated during its term for cause.
7. STARTers shall be subject to student discipline, as contained in the Student Handbook.

Scholarship Qualifications

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to participate in the START Program:
1. Must be a Filipino citizen;
2. Must be an undergraduate student of De La Salle University-Manila enrolled in at least twelve (12) units or a graduate student enrolled in at least six (6) units during the term of assistantship;
3. Must not be enrolled in more than eighteen (18) units for undergraduate students and not more than twelve (12) units for graduate students;
4. Must not have any major offense;
5. Must have a Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at the time of application;
6. Must not have a failing grade in any course in the preceding term of enrollment;
7. Must have written consent from Parent On-Record for undergraduate students; graduate students who are on study leave must have a written consent from his/her employer or from the Institution/Office/School he/she is currently affiliated.

STARTers in the program who meet the following criteria are eligible to continue:
1. All the criteria for eligibility;and
2. Must have a performance appraisal rating of at least 85% in the preceding term of assistantship.

Scholarship Requirements

Procedures for requesting STARTers:
For requirements of student assistants, the following procedures will be observed:
1. Requesting office submits accomplished Personnel Requisition Form (PRF) to Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
2. OAS coordinates student assistant applications with the OPM.

Procedures for applying as STARTers:
For applications to become STARTers, the following procedures will be observed:
1. Submission of the following to the Office of Admissions and Scholarships (OAS):
-START Application Form {http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/scholarships/start/_pdf/ApplicationForm.pdf} [two (2) original copies];
-Updated Resume [two (2) original copies];
-Two 2×2 colored recent photos;
-Printed copy of grades of the previous terms;
-Accomplished Parental Consent Form {http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/scholarships/start/_pdf/ParentalConsentForm.pdf} (for undergraduate students only) with an attached photocopy of the valid ID of the Parent-on-Record; and
-Certificate of Good Moral Character from the Student Discipline Formation Office (SDFO).
2. OAS keeps applications/documents on active file.
3. Applications may be general and need not correspond to a particular vacancy.
4. OAS informs the applicant for possible placement.
5. OAS coordinates with the student assistant when accepted by the requesting office.

Number of Slots


Scholarship Application Schedule

Application Period Exam Schedule Scholarship Results Date
WEEK 14 of current term to WEEK 2 of incoming term no examinations to be announced by DLSU OAS

Scholarship Exam Coverage

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