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Last updated: October 4, 2010

Besides learning institutions, the government is usually one of the best sources of financial assistance for poor yet deserving students.  In fact, certain departments have their names affixed to scholarship grants, making for easy sponsor identification.

Speaking of which, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has its own State Scholarship Program (henceforth referred to as the SSP) for worthy applicants.  Read on for more details.

Scholarship Details

1. Background:

Republic Act 4090 (aptly named the State Scholarship Law) CHED Order Number 23  are both responsible for bringing the SSP into being.  Basically, the program was designed to assist financially challenged, yet diligent students attend and complete certain priority courses at select higher education institutions (HEIs).

2. Qualifications:

Applicants may qualify for the SSP provided they meet the following criteria:

  • They are Filipino citizens.
  • They are about to attend their freshman year at college.
  • They belong to the top 10 of their senior year high school’s graduating class.
  • They intend to enroll in any of the priority courses at selected HEIs.
  • They are no older than 25 years old at the time of their application.
  • The combined gross annual income of their parents or legal guardians is no greater than 120,000 pesos.

For a list of participating HEIs, kindly refer to CHED’s listing on this webpage.

3. Required Documents:

The necessary paperwork is standard issue stuff.  It includes:

  • Written certification of the applicant’s senior year high school class ranking prepared by the principal of the applicant’s high school
  • Written certification of the applicant’s good moral character, again prepared by the same principal
  • The most recent BIR statement (income tax return) of the applicant’s parents or legal guardian (s)
  • Written certification of the applicant’s good health prepared by a licensed government physician
  • Recent 2 x 2 ID photos for the scholarship application form

4. Procedure:

Applying for the SSP is a pretty straightforward process.  Your first order of business is to obtain your application form from the CHED regional office (CHEDRO) nearest you.  Alternatively, you may also approach your high school principal and request for the application form from him or her.

Fill up the form completely and submit it to the CHEDRO in question.  Once that’s done, just wait for notification of the results. It’s that simple.

Benefits, Privileges and CHED Contact Details

The good news is that the SSP will cover the tuition of every successful applicant.  The bad news is that it doesn’t cover other school fees and miscellaneous fees.  Don’t fret, though:  scholars will also receive a book allowance amounting to 250 pesos and a stipend of 2,500 pesos on top of their tuition coverage.

Please note that the SSP details may change by the time you read this article, so it’s a good idea to check with the commission every so often for updates.  Should you have any questions about this scholarship program, feel free to contact the CHED people by e-mailing them at .

If you’d rather contact them via phone, here is a listing of all the phone numbers I was able to obtain:

  • (02) 441-0750
  • (02) 441-0879
  • (02) 441-0985
  • (02) 441-1030
  • (02) 441-1192
  • (02) 441-1224
  • (02) 441-1231
  • (02) 441-1254
  • (02) 441-1256-57
  • (02) 441-1369
  • (02) 441-1405
  • (02) 426 9865
  • (02) 441-0927
  • (02) 743-3220

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  1. mgandang araw po. pwede po ba ako mka.avail ng scholarships ninyo kahit freshmen college na? ayaw ko po kasi mag.stop gusto ko po mag-aral kahit working student okey lang po sakin.papasok na po ako ngayong november sa 2nd sem po. pwede pa po ba ako mka.avail??? tnx po

  2. sir sir/madam
    good day po!pwede po bng mgtanong if pwede po akng mg apply s scholarship program nyo?3yrs. na po akng ntigil..nag graduate po aq as an honor student.seperatd po kc yung parents q . yung mother q po ay isng OFW.nxtyear po kc mg aaral na po yung kpatid college dn po .sna m2lungan nyo po aq . .from iloilo po aq! tnx po

  3. pwede po bang mag-apply khit hindi fresh highskul grad.? or to be specific khit 2nd year college na?.. di po kc ako nakuha nung first na nag-aply ako kc daw po first come first serve,

  4. hello po open pa po ba ang opportunity nyo sa ched kahit naka pag enrol na ako tapos po hindi pa buo yung binayad kong tuition fee bsn po kinuha ko ..dito po ako sa cavite state university nag.aaral..may chance po ba aking maka avail? hindi po ako kasama sa top 10.pero gusto ko pong magkaroon ng financial assistance sa ched po..interms naman po sa annual income .guro po ang mama ko by profession kaso po hindi naman po sapat yung income for me to be sustained sa pag.aaral ko.mw po ate ko nag papa.aral..ano po bang scholarship pwede sa akin sa case ko? especially ooprahan mama ko at short kami financialy?ano po kaya ang available for me? may pag asa ba akong ma i grant nyo?

  5. Good Day,

    Pwede po bang magtanong kung kailan po malalaman ang mga magiging skolar sa Ched 2011-2012? Isa po kasi ako sa applicant na nag apply sa Ched Region X. Malapit na po kasi ang pasukan, tapos hindi ko pa alam kung isa ba ako sa skolar. Sa March 29 po ako noon nagpasa ng requirements. pinadala ko po sa kaibigan ko. Kung may impormasyon po kayo tungkol sa Ched Scholarship Results, pki reply nalang po. Maraming salamat po.

    Vismar jay S. Alfaro

    • CHED already sent letters to those who qualified in the scholarship, already received my daughter’s last aug 22..you can verify thru their contact #s

  6. Magandang gabi po,

    Pwede po bang magtanong kung kailan po malalaman ang mga magiging skolar sa Ched 2011-2012? Isa po kasi ako sa applicant na nag apply sa Ched Region X. Malapit na po kasi ang pasukan, tapos hindi ko pa alam kung isa ba ako sa skolar. Sa March 20 po ako noon nagpasa ng requirements. Sa LBC ko po ako nagpadala tapos sa Ched Region X, Cagayan de Oro ang address na pinadalhan ko. Kung may impormasyon po kayo tungkol sa Ched Scholarship Results, pki reply nalang po. Maraming salamat po.
    Julie Mae D. Bonita

  7. sir/Madam,
    good day to you….i am very much willing to join a scholarship program because my parents belong to a poor family…..can i still join the scholarship program even if i am already a second year student this coming june….i am taking up a metallurgical engineering course and i am very much willing to finish my studies so that i can help my parents someday…..when i was high school, i am the valedictorian in our school…..i will wait for your response….thanks…

  8. Im at lost to where i can submit my son’s application form the regional office(REGION IV-B) where i belong seemed not interested in giving me the necessary assistance that’s why im asking if you could lend me the assistance that i need to let my son avail of the scholarship grant. It will be a great help to us if we can avail this program.

    Thank you.

  9. 150 000 po ang annual family income namin eh 6 po kami sa family and my 3 brothers were also taking up their college courses… can i still apply for the scholarship… pwede pa po ba akong ma validate sa scholarship???

  10. hi Sir/Madam
    GOODDAY! Can i avail the CHED Scholarship even though i will be a 2nd year college student this coming June??I have good grades.I want to apply the said scholarship that you offer so that i can help my parents.
    I will wait for your response.
    Thank you and God bless!

  11. hello pou ..
    pde po bang magt5anong ..mag 1st year college plang po ako ..
    panoh po kung ndi kasali sa top 10 pero points lang po pinagkaiba sa top 10 ..qualified pou ba ako nun??
    tsaka po san po pdeng kumuha ng form?pde po bang ipaprint nlang ung form sa internet?
    tnx po …

  12. hello pou ..
    tanong lang pou ..panoh po kung ndi kasali sa top 10 nung highschool pero mataas pou ang grade,halos points lang pou pinagkaiba sa mga nsa top 10?? ausz lang pou ba???

    • Di kasi malinaw info galing sa mga memoranda ng CHED. Ang pinakamaiging gawin mo ay tumawag o bumisita sa pinakamalapit na CHED Regional office. Sa ganitong paraan, makakakuha ka ng tama at pinakabagong impormasyon tungkol sa SSP pati na rin sa iba pang mga tulong pinansiyal na ibinibigay ng CHED sa mga estudyante.

  13. Sir/Ma’am ask ko lang po ano po bang number ng tinutukoy ninyong scholarship administrators directly. hindi ko po kasi alam e. para na din po sa kanya na lang ako magtanong. salamat!

    • good day po,tanung ko lang po kung anu ang email add ng commission on higher education?me gusto lang po kasi akong idulog na problema about sa college namen.thank you po,more powers.:)

  14. hello po.. nakapag submit na po ako ng requirements and such.. kailan ko po malalaman kung qualified or not?.. thanks po.. have a nice day.. :)

    • Hi Vincent! Unfortunately, we don’t have the answer to that, so it’s probably best that you ask CHED directly about it. Just call the number of the office to which you submitted your requirements. :)

    • Hi! Please contact CHED (particularly the office that handles this scholarship) directly so you’ll get accurate and up-to-date info about this scholarship. Thanks!

  15. i just want to ask about the scholarship offer by CHED- SSGD because i want to avail the said scholarship what i am worrying is that i don’t know where can i get the application form stated in the scholarship program

    “Office of the Representative of your Congressional District”

    I live in pasig so it means i will get the application form in municipality of pasig?

    help me. tnx

  16. 2nd year college po ang standing ko ngaun s sti college global woring student po ko since nag aral ako ng college , tungkol s academic wala naman pong problema kc mataas nman po ung marka n nkukuha ko s school. Gusto ko po sana magtapos lalo n ngayon na wala n akong trabaho gusto po sna maka avail ng scholarship anu po gagawin ko?

    • Good for you. ^_^ Kontakin mo lang ang scholarship committe or foundation na napupusuan mo para mag-apply. Pwede kang maghanap ng scholarships na pwede sa Scholarships page namin; pwede ka ring maghanap online for other scholarship options; pwede ka ring lumapit sa local politicians – baka sakaling meron silang scholarship programs for deserving students. Good luck!

  17. gusto ko pa pong mag aral at makatapos ng kolihiyo, pano po ba ung sa case ko, working student po ako at may asawa, and unfortunately turning 30 years old na, wala na po akong magulang, at kasalukuyang nag aaral sa quezon city politechnic university ng programming 1 yr tech voc.
    baka po pwede nyong pag bigyan na mapagkalooban ng scholarship ung mga katulad ko, kayo nalang po ang malalapitan ko, salamat.

    • Hi Jed! Pwede kang sumangguni sa CHED para mag-apply. Maaari mo ring lapitan ang iba pang mga scholarship committees and foundations na nai-feature na namin dito sa site.

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