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Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)

OWWA college scholarships now open

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)

ILOILO CITY, Philippines – There are 72 slots for college scholarships in Western Visayas, given by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), with 12 slots per province.
“The office will rank the top 12 applicants based on their high school general weighted average,” OWWA-6 Dir. Ron Lionel Bartolome said in a press release.
The scholarship grant is offered to qualified beneficiaries/dependents of active OWWA members who receive a salary of not more than US$400, and who have enrolled in any four or five-year baccalaureate degree or associate degree in any state college or university in the region or province.
In the case of married OFWs, the qualified applicants are the children, while for the those unmarried, their siblings can apply.
Qualified scholars shall enjoy a maximum of P20,000 assistance annually or P10,000 per semester.
Documentary requirement for application, include the following: a) accomplished application form; b) two copies of 2×2 pictures, white background, studio shot of the applicant; c) proof of relationship to the OWWA member, like the NSO birth certificate of applicant, NSO Birth Certificate of applicant and OFW, is applicant is the sibling of the unmarried OFW, and certificate of No-marriage for the single OFW; d) proof of active OWWA membership – receipt or record; e)Form 137/High School Report card, f) copy of the OFW’s contract; g) Proof of enrolment in an SUC.
OWWA said that interested applicants can get the applications from its regional office, 3rd floor, Robinson’s place, Iloilo City, while additional details can be obtained through telephone number (O33) 3374484 or email at

Criselda Cabangon David, a happy mother of two kids, is a full-time Sociologist at the City Government of Lucena, Quezon Province. She is currently the Managing Editor of Ang Diaryo Natin Sunday News, a weekly local community newspaper in the Philippines and an active member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.