CHED Scholarship 2024: Application Process and Requirements

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Scholarship is eligible for incoming college Filipino students for the academic year 2024 to 2025.

The CHED Merit Scholarship program is a government-funded scholarship aimed to support talented students who are underprivileged and homeless citizens, persons with disabilities, and solo parents and/or their dependents.

In This article we will provide information about the qualifications, documents required, benefits, priority courses, and the deadline for the CHED Scholarship 2024.

CHED MERIT Scholarship
CHED MERIT Scholarship

Highlights

  • The CHED Scholarship Program in 2024 is open to all incoming college freshmen.
  • This guide offers step-by-step instructions for understanding the eligibility criteria and applying for the scholarship.
  • Qualified beneficiaries must be enrolled in any CHED priority course as per CMO No. 1 s. 2014 and will receive financial assistance of Php 15,000 to Php 30,000 per semester.

CHED Scholarship Requirements

To be eligible for the CHED Scholarship Program, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a Filipino citizen
  • Must be a graduating high school student or a high school graduate with a GWA (General Weighted Average) of at least 96% for Full Merit Program and 93% to 95% or its equivalent for Half Merit Program.
  • Student-applicants belonging to special groups such as underprivileged and homeless citizens, persons with disabilities, solo parents, and their dependents must submit certifications and/or identification cards issued by the appropriate offices or agencies.
  • Must avail only one government-funded scholarship program.
  • Must enroll in the courses listed in the CHED Priority Program.

Applicants must provide a certified true copy of their birth certificate and a duly certified true copy of their high school report card. The CHED Scholarship Program aims to help incoming college freshmen, and the application process typically opens in the first quarter of the year.

What are the documents required?

To apply for the CHED Scholarship program, applicants need to submit several documents.

  • A Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Academic Requirements, Latest Income Tax Return (ITR) of parents or guardian
  • Certificate of Tax Exemption from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
  • Certificate of Indigence either from their Barangay or Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
  • Case Study report from DSWD
  • Latest copy of contract or proof of income for the children of Overseas Filipino Workers and seafarers, and Identification Card (ID).

Also Read: List of College Scholarships Philippines 2024-2025

CHED Scholarship 2024 Benefits

The CHED Merit Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students enrolled in authorized public or private higher education institutions. The benefits include:

  • Tuition and other school fees (TOSF)
  • Stipend per semester
  • Book allowance
  • Connectivity allowance

Benefits for Private HEIs Students

Private Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) students who are eligible for the Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA) program can receive financial assistance from the government.

Full PESFA scholars can receive up to ₱120,000 per year, which includes

  • ₱40,000 for tuition and other school fees,
  • ₱70,000 for stipend, and ₱10,000 for book and connectivity allowance.

Full PESFA semestral benefits are ₱60,000, which includes

  • ₱20,000 for tuition and other school fees,
  • ₱35,000 for stipend, and ₱5,000 for book and connectivity allowance.

Half PESFA scholars can receive up to ₱60,000 per year, which includes

  • ₱20,000 for tuition and other school fees,
  • ₱35,000 for stipend, and ₱5,000 for book and connectivity allowance.

Half PESFA semestral benefits are ₱30,000, which includes

  • ₱17,500 for stipend,
  • ₱2,500 for book and connectivity allowance.
  • ₱20,000 for tuition and other school fees,

Benefits for SUCs/LUC Students

Financial Benefits for SUCs/LUC Students Students studying in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) or Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs) can receive financial assistance through the Full State Scholarship Program (SSP) or Half SSP.

Under the Full SSP – Yearly Benefits, students will receive a total of ₱80,000, which includes tuition and other school fees for free.

Students will receive a stipend of ₱70,000 and a book and connectivity allowance of ₱10,000.

The Full SSP – Semestral Benefits provide students with a total of ₱40,000, with the same benefits as the yearly program.

For the Half SSP Yearly Benefits

  • Students will receive a total of ₱40,000
  • tuition and other school fees for free.
  • Students will also receive a stipend of ₱35,000;
  • book and connectivity allowance of ₱5,000.

CHED Scholarship Priority Courses

Under the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Priority Courses are identified and selected for development and assistance. These courses are designed to provide quality education and training to students in various fields. Here are the CHED Scholarship Priority Courses for different fields of study.

Do You Belong to a Special Group?

If you belong to any of the following groups, you need to provide additional documentary requirements:

  • Persons with Disabilities (PWD) under RA 7277
  • Solo Parent and/or their dependents under RA 8972
  • Underprivileged and homeless citizens under RA 7279
  • Senior Citizen under RA 9994
  • Indigenous People under RA 8371

To apply for CHED scholarship, you must attach a valid certification or certification certifying that you belong to any of the above groups.

Also Read: OWWA Scholarship Application

CHED Scholarship 2024 Deadline?

The CHED Scholarship Application is set to not open for 2024. We will update here when ever it opens.

How to Apply for CHED Scholarship 2024?

CHED Merit Scholarship Program
CHED Merit Scholarship Program

To apply for CHED Scholarship 2024, applicants must follow these steps:

  • Fill out the online application form.
  • Scan and prepare the required documents.
  • Submit the documents and application form through the official CHED website.

A video tutorial on how to apply can be found here.