CHED Scholarship 2020 Online Application, Requirements, Guide

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will accept scholarship program applications for Academic Year 2020-2021 starting March 2020 to May 2020, per CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 08 Series of 2019 entitled “Policies and Guidelines for CHED Scholarship Programs (CSPs)”.

The CMO is an amendment to CMO No. 13 series of 2014, the Revised Guidelines for the Implementation of the Student Assistance Programs (StuFAPs) which took effect on Academic Year 2014-2015.

Update May 21, 2020: CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera said that they will not grant new merit scholarships for this year after the government re-aligned portion of its budgets to fund its combat against the coronavirus pandemic. Likewise, the current budget can only cover existing scholars. To quote from his statements at a senate hearing,

“We are giving out a notice that we will not be able to give merit scholarship for this school year,”

“Ang mapopondohan namin doon sa natitirang pera ay iyong continuing lang kasi kung tatanggap kami ng bago tapos hindi mabibigyan ‘yong continuing, mas kawawa sila.”

There were 2,467 supposed slots for the 2020 CHED Scholarship.

CSPs aim to provide assistance to deserving and financially-incapable students preferably the Underprivileged and Homeless Citizens under Republic Act No. 7279, Persons with Disability (PWDs) under RA No. 7277 as amended, solo parents and/or their dependents under RA 8972, Senior Citizens under RA 9994 and Indigenous People under RA 8371 in finishing their tertiary studies.

Online Application for 2020 CHED Scholarship is available for CHED regional offices. No need to go to CHED Regional offices. Just fill out the online form and follow the suceeding instructions.

2020 CHED SCHOLARSHIP SCHEDULE OF FILING

STARTDEADLINE
March 1, 2020May 31, 2020

CHED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS 2020
A qualified applicant may be awarded Full Scholarship or Half Scholarship under the State Scholarship Program (SSP) and Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA). The availment of the type of scholarship is determined through ranking system and availability of slots.

QUALIFICATIONS/ ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR CHED SCHOLARSHIP 2020

  • Must be a Filipino citizen;
  • Must be a graduating high school/high school graduate with General Weighted Average (GWA) of at least 90% or its equivalent computed as follows:
    • If completed Grade 11 + 1st semester of grade 12 then grade is computed as  ((Average GWA of Grade 11)) + GWA of grade 12)/3)*70%
    • If completed Grade 12 then grade is computed as GWA*70%
  • Must have a combined annual gross income of parents/guardian not to exceed Php 400,000.00. (in cases where income exceeds Php 400,000.00, an applicant must present a written certification or medical findings of illness of a family member, or school certifications of two or more dependents enrolled in college);
  • The students applicants belonging to the special group of persons such as the Underprivileged and Homeless Citizens under Republic Act No. 7279, Persons with Disability (PWDs) under RA No. 7277 as amended, solo parents and/or their dependents under RA 8972, Senior Citizens under RA 9994 and Indigenous People under RA 8371 shall submit certifications and/or Identification Cards (IDs) issued by the appropriate offices or agencies.

CHED SCHOLARSHIP 2020 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The package of financial assistance to scholars covered the tuition and other school fees (TOSF) plus stipend which shall be released directly to scholars or through Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) per semester of a given academic year until the completion of the degree program.  Here is the financial coverage for CHED 2020 scholars:

A. Private HEIs

PROGRAM (PESFA)PERIODTOSFSTIPENDTOTAL
Full ScholarshipAnnual20,00040,00060,000
Full ScholarshipSemestral10,00020,00030,000
Half ScholarshipAnnual10,00020,00030,000
Half ScholarshipSemestral5,00010,00015,000


B. State Universities and Colleges (SUCs)/ Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs)

PROGRAM (SSP)PERIODTOSFSTIPENDTOTAL
Full ScholarshipAnnualFREE40,00040,000
Full ScholarshipSemestralFREE20,00020,000
Half ScholarshipAnnualFREE20,00020,000
Half ScholarshipSemestralFREE10,00010,000

For participating HEIs with trimester or quarter system, the total amount of financial assistance stated in the tables above shall be distributed proportionately depending on the type of scholarship availed.

The CMO clarified that the amount of TOSF in the table above is based on the estimated average tuition fees in SUCs, while the amount of stipend is based on inflation rate, to be at par with the current development of financial assistance to ensure affordability of quality educational materials and offsent students’ expenses.

WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION (DOCUMENTARY) REQUIREMENTS?

CHED Scholarship applicants must secure the following:

1. CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENT

  • Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate

2. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • High school report card for incoming freshmen students eligible for college
  • Duly certified true copy of grades for Grade 11 and 1st semester of Grade 12 for graduating high school students

3. FINANCIAL/INCOME REQUIREMENTS


Student applicants must also submit any of the following financial documents.

  • Latest Income Tax  Return (ITR) of parents or guardian
  • Certificate of Tax Exemption from the Bureau of the Internal Revenue (BIR)
  • Certificate of Indigence either from Barangay or Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
  • Case study report from DSWD
  • Latest copy of contract or proof of income may be considered for children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and seafarers

2020 CHED SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE APPLICATION


Interested CHED Scholarship applicants may follow the online application forms from each CHED Regional Offices as outlined below.

HOW TO APPLY FOR CHED SCHOLARSHIP 2020?

  • Download the 2020 CHED scholarship application form in pdf format.
  • Submit the accomplished CHED scholarship application form together with the required supported documents directly to the CHED Regional Office where the schools that they graduated from are based.
  • If the application is filed online, the form together with the supporting documents shall be electronically submitted to the CHED Regional Office (CHEDRO) concerned (in PDF format), subject to further verification against the original documents if necessary.
  • Accomplished application form together with supporting documents may also be submitted through courier.

DO I HAVE TO TAKE AND PASS AN EXAM TO BE A CHED SCHOLAR?

  • No. There are no entrance exams for CHED scholarship. Just submit all the required documents.

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR CHED SCHOLARSHIP RANKING

The ranking system will be used by the CHEDROs in selecting the most qualified applicants based on the requirements. The ranking will be made according to the following percentage distribution.

CRITERIAPERCENTAGE
Academic Performance70%
Annual Gross Income30%
Total100%

Award of full or half-scholarship will be given to qualified students based on the results of the ranking system and the distribution of slots per region for a given academic year.

The equivalent points assigned in the image below are to provide standard reference in the ranking of applicants. The equivalent grades for ALS and PEPT passer is 80% with 70 points.

Additional five (5) points in the total score are given to applicants belonging to the special group of persons such as Underprivileged and Homeless Citizens under Republic Act No. 7279, Persons with Disability (PWDs) under RA No. 7277 as amended, solo parents and/or their dependents under RA 8972, Senior Citizens under RA 9994 and Indigenous People under RA 8371, after complying with all set-forth requirements.

NOTICE OF AWARD (NOA)

After submission of documents, CHEDRO will then evaluate the applications and ranks the qualified applicants according to criteria. CHEDRO will then send the NOA to the applicant or notify the list of awardees through HEIs. The applicant then sign the NOA and send back to the concerned CHEDRO through hard copy or electronic form within thirty (30) days after the receipt of NOA.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF A CHED SCHOLAR

Once selected, a 2020 CHED scholar has the following responsibilities:

  • Enroll in a recognized priority programs of Private Higher Educational Institutions (PHEIs) or SUCs/LUCs with Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC).
  • Maintain a GWA of at least 85% or its equivalent for full scholars and 80% or its equivalent for half scholars.
  • Carry a regular load per semester/term as determined by HEIs.
  • Complete the degree program within the time frame required in the curriculum, in case of approved deferment.
  • Secure written approval of the concerned CHEDRO in case of transfer to another HEI, in case of shift to other recognized or authorized priority programs.

NON-DUPLICATION OF SCHOLARSHIP

CHED adopts the non-duplication of financial benefits under its CSPs. Below students who are existing beneficiaries of their respective scholarship programs are not qualified to apply.

  • CHED Expanded Student Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation who are enjoying a free TOSF privilege under RA 10931 and receiving yearly stipend under the Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES),
  • Students enrolled in PHEIs in cities and municipalities with no existing SUCs/ LUCs but receiving both tuition and stipend allowance,
  • Students considered as poor based on the National Household Targeting System or the Listahanan 2.0 who are either enrolled in PHEIs or SUCs/ LUCs and receiving tuition and stipend benefits or recipients of free TOSF privilege with stipends respectively,
  • Students who are poor but are part of Listahanan 2.0 ranked according to estimated per capita income based on submitted documentation of proof of income enrolled in PHEIs or SUCs/ LUCs and also receiving tuition and stipend benefits or recipients of free TOSF privilege with stipend.

CONTACT CHED

Should you need further clarifications, you may reach CHED at below contact details

Here is the CMO No. 08 series of 2019, from CHED official website.

To receive regular updates on CHED scholarship AY 2020-2021, among other important announcements, we recommend to visit CHED official website or follow us at our social media pages via Facebook and Twitter or join the members discussions at our Facebook Group.

DISCLAIMER

All news, results and announcements at this website are posted for general information and dissemination only. We do not make any warranty on the reliability, completeness and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information at this website is strictly at your own risk and we are not liable for the losses and damages in connection with the use of our website. For inquiries, clarifications, questions on the accuracy, veracity on content of the information and announcements posted, you may directly visit CHED official website and follow them at their official fan pages.

503 comments… add one
  • Anonymous Dec 4, 2019 @ 16:32

    Pwede po ba makaavail parin ng scholar kapag nag 1st year college kana tapos magshishift ng course going to 2nd year?

  • Unknown Dec 5, 2019 @ 2:59

    pwede po ba mag apply mag Grade 12 pa next year?

  • Unknown Dec 5, 2019 @ 4:39

    Paano po pag sa first semester di ko na reach ang 85 GWA ko, immediately terminated na po ba ako???

  • Unknown Dec 5, 2019 @ 11:01

    Bsba in human resources management po pasok poba sa qualification nyo?

  • Unknown Dec 5, 2019 @ 11:27

    Ask ko lang po kung pwede mag apply kahit na may failed subject

  • Unknown Dec 5, 2019 @ 17:28

    Yung kapatid q nag aaral cya ngayun pwede ba siya magtake ng ched para sa second year?

  • Unknown Dec 6, 2019 @ 15:07

    hello po lumabas na po ba ang result nang 2019 qualified schoolars ninyo?

  • Unknown Dec 6, 2019 @ 15:14

    Hindi na po ba pwede mag apply ng scholarship yung 1st yr college na?

  • Unknown Dec 6, 2019 @ 15:27

    BSCA PO PWEDE PO BA ?

  • Unknown Dec 6, 2019 @ 19:31

    good morning Admin,
    Tanong ko lang po sana, kung merong available scholarship for Graduate Studies…?
    Currently nagtuturo poh ako as part'time instructor sa Laguna State Polytechnic University…I want to take master of technology in TUP. dun lng poh kasi available….

    Salamat poh, sana poh matulungan nio ako….

  • Justine Dec 7, 2019 @ 1:18

    pwede po ba mag apply kahit mag2nd year college na po ako sa s.y 2020-2021? Thank you po

  • Unknown Dec 7, 2019 @ 1:25

    Good morning po!
    Ask ko lng if pwede na maka avail nito kahit nasa grade 11 palang?
    Next year pa mag grade 12?

  • Unknown Dec 7, 2019 @ 12:48

    Can i still avail this scholarhip kahit 2nd year college na ako?

  • VJJV Dec 7, 2019 @ 13:33

    i'm incoming 2nd year this 2020 – 2021.. makakakuha po kaya ako? need ko po ng scholarship

  • Unknown Dec 7, 2019 @ 14:01

    Pano po pag educ ang kukunin o kaya psychology, pede po ba yun?

  • Anonymous Dec 7, 2019 @ 14:02

    Hello! What would be the Academic Requirements for a 2nd-year college student? 1st year (1st and 2nd semester) and 2nd year (1st semester) grades??? Thank you in advance.

  • April Dec 7, 2019 @ 18:13

    Hello po! Pwede po ba mag apply kahit 1st year college na? Kasi po dati naman pwede. Thank you po!

  • Unknown Dec 8, 2019 @ 0:05

    Hello po, may scholarship po ba for 2nd year Accountancy student?

  • applicant Dec 8, 2019 @ 7:54

    My general average for grade 12 is 89% only. Am I still qualified if ever I ask for voucher or something?

  • Unknown Dec 8, 2019 @ 15:17

    Good evening. About Financial/Income Requirements. What if the parent is unemployed?
    Can I still apply to your scholarship program?

  • Unknown Dec 9, 2019 @ 12:01

    Meron po bang scholarship para sa mga upcoming g11 students?

  • Loy Dec 9, 2019 @ 12:28

    Hello po! Meron po bang CHED scholarship for masteral study?

  • Loy Dec 9, 2019 @ 12:30

    Mayroon po bang CHED scholarship for masteral study?

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2019 @ 5:24

    pwede po bang mag-apply sa program na ito ang mga kukuha ng accountancy?

  • Unknown Dec 14, 2019 @ 1:33

    Available po ang CHED Scholarship dito sa BARMM Basilan po?

  • cyrel pegarido Dec 14, 2019 @ 17:10

    pwidi pa po ba ang 3 subjects nalang ang natitira sa college? meron pa kasi akong balance sa school 28k di ko na nabayaran.kaya huminto nalang muna.di din naman nila ina allow makag enrol pag malaki pa ang balance. salamat po!

  • Unknown Dec 17, 2019 @ 8:59

    Good day Maam/Sir, I am an incoming collge student next school year at balak ko po sanang mag-apply ng scholarship kaso po hindi nakalista sa degree programs offer yung kukunin ko na BS in Pschology. Sana po mabasa niyo ito, God Bless :>

  • Agent Orange Dec 18, 2019 @ 4:13

    can a College unit earner can avail for this scholarship? and what are the requirements? in terms of the grades

  • Unknown Dec 18, 2019 @ 10:20

    Nalilito talaga ako kung paano mag submit at mag apply sa scholarship. Ako lang mag isa kase kaya sobrang hirap. Tulungan niyo po ako.

  • Unknown Dec 18, 2019 @ 10:57

    Meron po bang regional office ng ched dito sa Nueva Vizcaya?

  • Unknown Dec 18, 2019 @ 18:58

    Wala po bang office ng CHED dito sa Region IV-A? or near Quezon Province?

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2019 @ 0:23

    Good day! Pwede po bang mag apply ang 1st year college student?

  • Unknown Dec 19, 2019 @ 2:04

    Pwede po kaya ang BS Hospitality Management sa scholarship na to?

  • Unknown Dec 19, 2019 @ 10:04

    Sa Cebu City meron din po bang CHED Scholarship?

  • Carlo Dec 20, 2019 @ 3:06

    Hi Ma'am/Sir I'll just ask if you offer scholarship for undergrads students? Thank you!

  • Unknown Dec 20, 2019 @ 13:00

    Bs-Criminology po kinuha Kong kurso! .
    At gusto ko po makatapos sa pag aaral.
    1year college na po ako ngayon! .
    Gusto ko po Sana kumuha ng scholarship
    Working student po kasi Ako. Simula nung Grade 7 po ako. .sana po matulangan niyo po ako 😊😊🙏

  • Unknown Dec 21, 2019 @ 1:00

    nasan ung form?

  • Unknown Dec 21, 2019 @ 4:58

    pwede pa po ba kumuha kahit college na?

  • Unknown Dec 24, 2019 @ 16:03

    Bakit po nasa 90 above lang yung kukunin na general average? the last time i check merong 80 pataas. pero yun nga po binago nyo po and i wont be able to apply in ur scholarship when it was only my chance because it will support my financial problem kapag freshman na ko :((

  • Unknown Dec 27, 2019 @ 9:21

    Hello po, paano po yong college student na Di naka avail ng scholarship … Puwedi din apply ang incoming 2nd year student???

  • Aj Dec 28, 2019 @ 10:00

    Pwede po ba ang magsesenior high school palang?

  • Unknown Dec 29, 2019 @ 15:25

    Paano po ba mag avail ng scholarship?

  • Chyen Jan 2, 2020 @ 3:52

    Hello po, pwede po ba mag apply ang kahit mag 3rd yr college na po? I want to continue my study but unfortunately wala pong magpapa aral sakin. Pangarap ko po talagang makatapos para naman po mabigyan ko ng magandang buhay yung pamilya ko.

  • Unknown Jan 2, 2020 @ 11:31

    pwede po ba mag apply kahit wala sa priority list ang course ku? nirsing po kasi aku at mg second year na po next school year

  • Jecelle Mae L. Paler Jan 2, 2020 @ 12:12

    asan pwede mag download ng file ng Ched scholarships for 2020

  • Unknown Jan 3, 2020 @ 6:58

    Ask ko lang po pwede po ba ang colleges

  • Unknown Jan 4, 2020 @ 11:24

    Ang criminology kasama ba?? Ty po

  • Unknown Jan 5, 2020 @ 11:40

    How to submit the requirements through online ?

  • Optimistic Jan 5, 2020 @ 13:32

    Only graduating hs students can avail this one? How about the upcoming?

  • Optimistic Jan 5, 2020 @ 13:33

    what if jobless po ang parents? Alin po ang ipapasa don?

  • Anonymous Jan 6, 2020 @ 11:33

    Pwede po ba mag-apply for scholarship if incoming 3rd year college student na po for Academic Year 2020-2021?

  • Unknown Jan 6, 2020 @ 13:17

    Paano po mag apply da online

  • Anonymous Jan 6, 2020 @ 13:28

    What are the requirement for 1st year college? GPA or Grade 12 GWA? thanks

  • Unknown Jan 7, 2020 @ 5:24

    Ask lng kng pwed ang working mom.mg apply ng scholarship

  • Jerome Jan 7, 2020 @ 10:18

    Good Day po, I'm Jerome Solatorio, 21, nag college po ako year 2018 nag stop po ako dropped na rin, nag stop po ako due to a certain reason, my lola died po kasi. siya na lang po ang tanging nag susuport sakin kasi ulila na ako sa magulang, ako na lang po ang bumubuhay sa sarili ko ngayon homeless po ako. I'm pray na sana maka avail po ako.

  • Jerome Jan 7, 2020 @ 10:21

    Good Day po, I'm Jerome Solatorio, 21, nag college po ako year 2018 nag stop po ako dropped na rin, nag stop po ako due to a certain reason, my lola died po kasi. siya na lang po ang tanging nag susuport sakin kasi ulila na ako sa magulang, ako na lang po ang bumubuhay sa sarili ko ngayon homeless po ako. I'm pray na sana maka avail po ako.

  • Ren Jan 7, 2020 @ 15:31

    Good day po. Pwede po ba magapply ang 2nd year college na? Bachelor in Technical-Vocational Education Major in Food Service Management po ang course ko. Maraming salamat po

  • Ren Jan 7, 2020 @ 15:32

    Pede pa po ba ang 2nd year college?

  • Ren Jan 7, 2020 @ 15:33

    Pede pa po ba ang 2nd year college?

  • Anonymous Jan 8, 2020 @ 14:36

    pwede po bang mag apply kahit bagsak ka ng ilang subject sa college?

  • Unknown Jan 9, 2020 @ 9:09

    Hung mag gigrade 11 pa lang pde po ba mag avail nitong scholarship?

  • Unknown Jan 9, 2020 @ 13:06

    Hai good day.. tanong ko lang sa po kong papaano mag File ng application for scholarships online?

  • Unknown Jan 10, 2020 @ 1:38

    Qualified po bang mag-apply Kaming mga college earner na o first year college AY(2019-2020)?

  • Unknown Jan 10, 2020 @ 10:20

    Hi po good day paano po kung drop out po yong mga subject ko last year tapos mag aaral pp ako ulit this year pwede pa po ba akong maka avail ng scholarship first year college po ako thanks po

  • Unknown Jan 10, 2020 @ 23:00

    Anong mga schools lang po pwedeng pasukan once na scholar ka na ng ched?

  • Unknown Jan 12, 2020 @ 0:23

    I am already a college freshmen student. Where will I submit all my documents?

  • Unknown Jan 12, 2020 @ 5:15

    Saan po ipapasa yung application form?

  • Unknown Jan 13, 2020 @ 7:03

    Bakit po di na kasali ang bs entrep sa scholarship program nyu?? And bakit po di na pwede mag apply yung college level..

  • Unknown Jan 13, 2020 @ 8:30

    Pwede po bang apply kahit 1st year college na ?

  • Unknown Jan 13, 2020 @ 11:37

    Pwede po ba maka-avail Pag second year college na?

  • Marissa Jan 13, 2020 @ 18:52

    Hello po, ask ko lang po paano po process if thru online ako mag apply?

  • Unknown Jan 14, 2020 @ 6:42

    Good Day po, I'm Jerome Solatorio, 21, nag college po ako year 2018 nag stop po ako dropped na rin, nag stop po ako due to a certain reason, my lola died po kasi. siya na lang po ang tanging nag susuport sakin kasi ulila na ako sa magulang, ako na lang po ang bumubuhay sa sarili ko ngayon homeless po ako. I'm praying na sana maka avail po ako.

  • Unknown Jan 16, 2020 @ 13:16

    Good day Sir/Ma'am:

    Nabasa ko po online yung about sa CHED scholarship, gusto ko po sanang kumuha ng earning units graduate na po ako ng Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, and solo parent po ako.. entitled po ba akong makapag apply ng Scholarship para sa earning units na kukunin ko?

    Sana po ay matugunan ang akong katanungan.

    Salamat po.

    MARY JOY AGUSTIN

  • Unknown Jan 16, 2020 @ 13:18

    Good day Sir/Ma'am:

    Nabasa ko po online yung about sa CHED scholarship, gusto ko po sanang kumuha ng earning units graduate na po ako ng Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, and solo parent po ako.. entitled po ba akong makapag apply ng Scholarship para sa earning units na kukunin ko?

    Sana po ay matugunan ang akong katanungan.

    Salamat po.

    MARY JOY AGUSTIN

  • RhecaCast Jan 17, 2020 @ 2:01

    Pwede pa po ba mag avail. ALS GRADUATE po kami. 🙂

  • Andrea Apr 10, 2021 @ 15:29

    Ask ko lang po if pwede pa po bang mag submit ng requirements for the scholarship at saan po pwede isubmit? email po ba? thank you po.

  • Janika Chua Jul 14, 2021 @ 15:40

    What should I do after po if I already received the CHED Scholarship Program Acknowledgement Receipt?

  • Mona Mae T. Sabello Aug 6, 2021 @ 23:23

    I want to take his scholarship.

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