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Scientia-Virtus-Devotio Student Financial Assistance Program: Scholarships, Grants-in-Aid and Loans

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Basic information
Scholarships for Basic Education
Scholarships for Tertiary Programs
Scholarships for Graduate Programs
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Contact details

Detailed information about the University’s Student Financial Assistance Program may be obtained from:

Ferdinand S. Boncayao, M.M., Ll.B.
Director, Office of Alumni Affairs, Scholarships and Job Placement
Coordinator, USC-Studebt Financial Assistance Program Unit

E-mail address: fsboncayao@usc.edu.ph, scholarship@usc.edu.ph
Mobile: +63 908 880 3006
Direct line: +63 32 230 0406
Trunkline: +63 32 230 0100 local 276

Mailing address: Alumni and Visitors’ Center, University of San Carlos, Nasipit, Talamban, 6000 Cebu City, Philippines


Basic information

There is a total of one hundred sixteen (116) student financial assistance for Basic Education, Tertiary and Graduate students. Forty-seven (47) are industry/private-sponsored, twenty-nine (29) are government-sponsored, twenty-four (24) are USC-sponsored, and fourteen (14) are alumni-sponsored student financial assistance. Students, through the Supreme Student Council, have one scholarship each for BED and Tertiary. There are more than four thousand (4,000) scholars/grantees at any given time who are enrolled in USC.

The USC Student Financial Assistance Program is classified according to the following:

  • Types of student financial assistance
    • Scholarships (Merit): emphasis on excellent academic performance, artistic talents, or athletic skills
    • Grants-in-aid (Non-Merit): emphasis on long-term financial status and need of the family
    • Loans (Non-Merit): regardless of financial status but in financial need at the moment
  • Sponsors
    • University (USC and other schools or universities)
    • Alumni
    • Students and faculty members
    • Industry/private
    • Government
  • Level of education
    • Basic education (BED)
    • Tertiary
    • Graduate
  • Source of funds
    • University (USC and other schools or universities)
    • Industry/private
    • Government
    • Others

Scholarships for Basic Education

USC-sponsored Merit Scholarships:

  1. Carolinian Honors-List for Ranked First and Second in Grades 2 to 10 (with Virtus and Devotio components added to Scientia as metrics)
  2. USC Vice President for Academic Affairs Scholarships for children of faculty-members in BED
  3. USC Vice President for Administration Scholarships for children of administrative employees in BED
  4. San Carlos Borromeo Scholarships for USC Varsity/athletes in selected sport-events in BED

Alumni-sponsored Merit Scholarships:

  1. USC Alumni Association Scholarship Trust Fund
  1. Chemical Engineering Class 1964
  2. Walter and Maria Quijano
  3. Carmelita L. Piramide
  4. Anita Y. Sanchez

Student-sponsored Merit-Scholarships:

  1. USC - Supreme Students Council (SSC) Scholarship for Grade 11 student pursuing STEM Strand

Government-sponsored Student Financial Assistance:

  1. Department of Education - Education Service Contracting (ESC) Student Financial Assistance for Grades 7-10 of the USC-BED North Campus
  2. Department of Education - ESC Student Financial Assistance for Grades 7-10 of the USC-BEd South Campus
  3. Department of Education - Education Voucher System (EVS) Student Financial Assistance for Grades 11 and 12 pursuing ABM, HUMSS, STEM Strands and Arts and Design Track

Scholarships for Tertiary Programs

USC-sponsored Merit Scholarships:

  1. Carolinian Honors-List for Ranked First, Second and Third (with Virtus and Devotio components added to the Scientia metrics; effective AY 2018-2019)
  2. USC President Scholarships for the Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics)
  3. USC President Scholarships for the ranked first to fifth of Bar and other licensure examinations/100% of lecture fees/tuition (available only to top placers before AY 2018-2019)
  4. USC President Scholarships for the ranked sixth to eighth of Bar and other licensure examinations/75% of lecture fees/tuition (available only to top placers before AY 2018-2019)
  5. USC President Scholarships for the ranked ninth to tenth of Bar and other licensure examinations/50% of lecture fees/tuition (available only to top placers before AY 2018-2019)
  6. USC President’s Scholarships for beneficiaries of presidential enactments - PD 451 and PD 577
  7. USC Vice President for Administration Scholarships for Working-Students (applicable only to continuing WS; no new slots since AY 2018-2019)
  8. USC Scholarships Office Trust Fund Scholarships for Student-Assistants
  9. San Carlos Borromeo Scholarships for USC Varsity/athletes in selected sports-events
  10. San Carlos Borromeo Scholarships for USC Choristers
  11. San Carlos Borromeo Scholarships for USC Dance Troupe
  12. San Carlos Borromeo Scholarships for USC Theater Guild
  13. National Service Training Program (NSTP) Scholarships for Student-Assistants

Verbo San Carlos Foundation (VSCF)-sponsored Merit-Scholarships:

  1. Verbo San Carlos Foundation Scholarships for the less-privileged/100% of lecture fees/tuition (applicable only to continuing scholars)
  2. Verbo San Carlos Foundation Scholarships for the less-privileged/75% of lecture fees/tuition (applicable only to continuing scholars)

SVD Priests (Individual)-sponsored Merit Scholarships:

  1. Fr. Margarito R. Alingasa Scholarships for Natural Sciences and Engineering
  2. Fr. Henry Schumacher Scholarship for Education

Alumni-sponsored Merit Scholarships:

  1. Bisaya Circle of America (BISCA) Trust Fund Scholarship for any academic program (starting First Year)
  2. Carolinians AlumniChem, Inc. - Fr. Edgar Oehler, SVD Junior-Level Scholarships for incoming Third Year Chemistry students
  3. Casey-Sia Charitable Foundation Scholarships for Mathematics (starting First Year)
  4. Chia-Limonco Charitable Foundation Scholarships for Mathematics (starting First Year)
  5. Fr. Henry Schumacher, SVD Alumni-Scholars Scholarship for Education
  6. Joel and Virginia Jacobson Scholarships for priority academic programs
  7. Riza Loren Roxas Butalid Foundation Scholarship for Entrepreneurship (starting Second Year)
  8. USC ChE Class 1974 Scholarship for Chemical Engineering
  9. USCChES Foundation, Inc. Scholarship for Chemical Engineering
  10. USCChES Foundation, Inc. Educational Loans for Chemical Engineering
  11. USC College of Commerce/SBE Batch 1974 Scholarship for Accountancy or Business Administration (starting First Year)
  12. Violanda Taboada Bradbury Fabugais Scholarships for Library and Information Science (starting First Year)

Alumni-sponsored Non-Merit Student Financial Assistance:

  1. School of Architecture, Fine Arts and Design (SAFAD) Alumni Association Educational Loan Assistance Program for Architecture

Student-sponsored Merit Scholarship:

  1. USC-SSC Scholarship for priority academic programs

Industry/Private-sponsored Merit-Scholarships:

  1. Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. - Equity Ventures (AEV), Inc. Purposive Scholarships for priority academic programs(starting First Year)
  2. Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for various academic programs
  3. Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. - Therma Visayas, Inc. (TVI) Purposive Scholarships for priority Engineering programs
  4. AJGI-EDG Scholarships for the USC College of Law (starting Third Year)
  5. AJJI Scholarships for Biology and Mathematics (starting First Year)
  6. Albino Gothong Foundation, Inc. - ALPA Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for priority academic programs
  7. Bank of the Philippine Islands Foundation, Inc. (BPIFI) Scholarships for Student-Assistants pursuing Library and Information Science
  8. Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. (CLFI) - Ambassador Phillipe Lhuillier Scholarships for Accountancy (with a slot for First Year)
  9. Cebu Mitsumi, Inc. Scholarships for priority Engineering programs
  10. C & E Publishing Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for Economics, Library and Information Science, Mathematics & Physics
  11. Co Tiong and Co King Ting Scholarships for priority academic programs
  12. Dona Modesta Singson-Gaisano Scholarships for USC-BED SHS graduates ranked first
  13. Dr. John Brule Scholarship for various academic programs
  14. Edgar Cokaliong Foundation Scholarships for priority academic programs
  15. GT (George K. Ty) Foundation, Inc. - Metrobank Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Education and Information Technology
  16. Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. (GBFI) Purposive Scholarships for Chemistry, Chemical, Electronics and Mechanical Engineering
  17. Gothong Southern Shipping Lines, Inc. (GSSLI) Purposive Study-Now Pay-Later Plan for Accountancy and Mechanical Engineering
  18. Ironwood Property Development Corporation Scholarships for Applied Physics
  19. JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation, Inc. (JGSPCI/Gokongwei Group) Purposive Scholarships for priority Engineering programs
  20. Juanito King Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for priority academic programs
  21. Korea Bhang Jeong Hwan Foundation Scholarship for Business
  22. Maxim Integrated Scholarship for Electronics Engineering
  23. Menzi, Inc. Scholarships for priority academic programs (available for First Year)
  24. Petron Bataan Refinery, Inc. (PBRI) Purposive Scholarships for Chemical Engineering
  25. Peter Bugden - Sandhurst Australia Scholarship for Student-Assistants
  26. Philippine Science and Technology Development Foundation-Manila, Inc. (PhilDev) Scholarships for priority Engineering programs (ChE, CE, EE, IE and ME)
  27. Philippine Sugar Technologists’ Association, Inc. (PhilSuTech) Purposive Scholarships for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  28. PHINMA Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for priority academic programs
  29. Pilipinas Shell E3 Scholarship for a Student-Assistant pursuing Chemical Engineering
  30. P & A Foundation, Inc. Purposive Scholarships for Accountancy
  31. Rosita T. Lopez Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for Mathematics, Accountancy and Business: Financial Management, Human Resource Development, Marketing, Operations, Executive Resource Management and Entrepreneurship (starting First Year)
  32. Salud Borromeo Foundation, Inc. (SBFI) Scholarships for various academic programs (with slots for incoming First Year)
  33. SGV Foundation, Inc. Purposive Scholarships for Accountancy
  34. SM Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for various academic programs (starting First Year)
  35. Scholarships to Ensure Progress (STEPS-Linde) Foundation, Inc. for Mathematics, Engineering and Business(starting First Year)
  36. Sulpicio Go - Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation (PSACC) Purposive Scholarships for priority academic programs
  37. Tamiya, Inc. Scholarships for priority Engineering programs
  38. Tanchan Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for priority academic programs (starting First Year)
  39. Topline Group of Companies Scholarships for Accountancy and Business (starting First Year)
  40. USC Credit Cooperative, Inc. - Prof. Moises S. Soriaga Scholarship
  41. VICSAL Foundation, Inc. (Metro Gaisano Group) Scholarships for priority academic programs (starting First Year)
  42. Visayan Electric Company, Inc. (VECO) Scholarships for Electrical Engineering and other priority academic programs
  43. Vivant Foundation, Inc. Scholarship for Electrical Engineering (starting First Year)

Industry/Private-sponsored Non-Merit Student Financial Assistance:

  1. Compassion in Jesus’ Name Grants for various academic programs
  2. Edward and Eva Underwood Charitable Foundation, Inc. Grants for any academic program
  3. Floyd O. Hicks Grants for any academic program

Government-sponsored Merit Scholarships:

  1. Armed Forces of the Philippines Educational Benefit System Office’ (AFP-EBESO) Scholarships for Dependents of Military Personnel Seriously-Injured or Killed-in-Action
  2. Commission on Higher Education - Gender and Development/Full Merit (CHED-GAD/FM) Scholarships for various academic programs
  3. Commission on Higher Education - Gender and Development/Half Merit (CHED-GAD/HM) Scholarships for various academic programs
  4. Commission on Higher Education - Higher Education Development Fund/Full Merit (CHED-HEDF/FM) Scholarships for various academic programs
  5. Commission on Higher Education - Higher Education Development Fund/Half Merit (CHED-HEDF/HM) Scholarships for various academic programs
  6. Commission on Higher Education - Scholarships Full Merit (CHED-SFM) for various academic programs
  7. Commission on Higher Education - Scholarships Half Merit (CHED-SHM) for various academic programs
  8. Commission on Higher Education - Private Education Student Financial Assistance (CHED-PESFA) for various academic programs
  9. Commission on Higher Education Scholarship Program (CSP)-Full-Merit/Half-Merit for priority academic programs
  10. Commission on Higher Education - Tulong-Dunong (CHED-TD) Scholarships for various academic programs
  11. Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute Junior Level Science Scholarships (DOST-SEI- JLSS) for priority academic programs in the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Health Care Professions)
  12. Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute R.A. 7687 Scholarships for priority academic programs in the Schools of Arts and Sciences, Education, Health Care Professions and Engineering)
  13. Department of Science and Technology - Merit Scholarships for priority academic programs (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Education, Psychology and Engineering)
  14. National Government’s Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education Subsidy (UniFAST-TES) for all academic programs (starting First Year)
  15. National Government’s UniFAST Short-Term Loan (STL) for all academic programs

Government-sponsored Non-Merit Student Financial Assistance:

  1. Commission on Higher Education - Study-Now-Pay-Later Plan (CHED-SNPLP) Loans for any academic program (available only for Fourth or Fifth Year graduating students)
  2. Commission on Higher Education SAFE4SR for Third, Fourth or Fifth Year students pursuing priority academic programs
  3. PGMA Higher Education Loan Fund Program (PGMA-HELFP) for Fourth or Fifth Year graduating students pursuing any academic program
  4. Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Grants for any academic program
  5. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Grants for any academic program
  6. Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) Grants for any academic program

Scholarships for Graduate Programs

USC-sponsored Merit Scholarships:

  1. USC - Engineering for Research Development in Technology (USC-ERDT) Scholarships for Graduate Engineering programs
  2. USC Vice President for Academic Affairs Schooling Privilege for Faculty-Members
  3. USC Vice President for Administration’s Schooling Privilege for Administrative Employees

Industry/Private-sponsored Merit Scholarships:

  1. Ateneo de Zamboanga University Scholarships
  2. LEXMARK Research and Development Corporation Scholarships

Government-sponsored Merit Scholarships:

  1. Commission on Higher Education Scholarships for faculty-members K-12 Transition
  2. Commission on Higher Education-Higher Education Development Fund-Faculty Development Program (CHED-HEDF-FDP) Scholarships
  3. Department of Science and Technology - Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program-National Science Consortium (DOST-ASTHRDP-NSC) Scholarships
  4. Department of Science and Technology Scholarships for MS Physics
  5. Visayas State University (VSU) Scholarships