Scholarships


Detailed information about University scholarships may be obtained from:
Ferdinand S. Boncayao
Director, Office of Alumni Affairs, Scholarships, and Job Placements
Email fsboncayao@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 Talamban Campus, Nasipit, Cebu City 6000 Philippines


Ten types of USC-sponsored scholarships are available for deserving basic education and tertiary students, as well as eight types of alumni-sponsored scholarships and eight types of government-sponsored scholarships. There are also 20 types of privately-sponsored scholarships for various academic programs. There are more than 600 scholars at any given time who are enrolled in the University.

University-sponsored scholarships

Four types of scholarships are available for Basic Education:

  1. USC President's Scientia-Virtus Scholarships for first-ranked Grade 10 completers from USC Basic Education (BEd) who plan to enroll in the ABM, HUMSS, and STEM strands in Senior High School.
  2. USC BEd Director's Scientia-Virtus Scholarships for second-ranked Grade 10 completers from USC BEd who plan to enroll in the ABM, HUMSS, and STEM strands in Senior High School.
  3. USC President's Scientia-Virtus Scholarships for first-ranked Grade 10 completers from other feeder schools who plan to enroll in the ABM, HUMSS, and STEM strands in Senior High School.
  4. USC BEd Director's Scientia-Virtus Scholarships for second-ranked Grade 10 completers from other feeder schools who plan to enroll in the ABM, HUMSS, and STEM strands in Senior High School.

Six types of scholarships, meanwhile, are available for the tertiary level:

  1. USC President's Solidarity Scientia-Virtus Scholarships for siblings or relatives of top ten placers of Bar or licensure examinations.
  2. USC President's Scientia-Virtus Scholarships for first-ranked students on the Dean's List.
  3. USC Vice President for Academic Affairs Scientia-Virtus Scholarships for second-ranked students on the Dean's List.
  4. School Dean's Scientia-Virtus Scholarship for third-ranked students on the Dean's List.
  5. Verbo San Carlos Foundation, Inc. St. Arnold Janssen Scientia-Virtus Scholarships for seminarians enrolled in various programs.
  6. USC Vice President for Finance Scientia-Virtus-Devotio discount privilege for members of same family.

Alumni-sponsored scholarships

  1. USC Alumni Association Scientia-Virtus-Devotio Senior High School Scholarships Trust Fund. This fund receives endowments from the USC Chemical Engineering Class of 1964 for scholars planning to enroll in the STEM strand, while Walter and Maria Quijano has provided a scholarship for any strand in Senior High School.
  2. Bisaya Circle of America Scientia-Virtus-Devotio scholarship for various programs.
  3. Carolinians in Manila, Inc. Scientia-Virtus-Devotio scholarship for priority programs.
  4. Casey Sia Charitable Foundation Scientia-Virtus-Devotio scholarship for Mathematics.
  5. College of Commerce Class of 1974 Scientia-Virtus-Devotio scholarship for Accountancy.
  6. USC Architecture Alumni Association Virtus-Devotio educational loan for Architecture.
  7. USC ChES Foundation, Inc. Scientia-Virtus-Devotio scholarship for Chemical Engineering.
  8. Violanda Taboada Bradbury Fabugais Scientia-Virtus-Devotio scholarship for Library and Information Science.

Government-sponsored scholarships

  1. Department of Education educational voucher system (DepEd EVS) grants-in-aid for Grades 11 and 12.
  2. Commission on Higher Education (CHED) scholarships for various undergraduate and graduate programs.
  3. Department of Science and Technology (DOST) scholarships for priority Science and Engineering programs.
  4. Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) grants-in-aid for various programs.
  5. Overseas Workers' Welfare Administration (OWWA) grants-in-aid for various programs.
  6. PGMA Higher Education Educational Loan for graduating students in various programs.
  7. Philippine Veterans' Affairs Office (PVAO) grants-in-aid for various programs.
  8. DOST Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program-National Science Consortium (ASTHRDP-NSC) scholarships for graduate programs.

Privately-sponsored scholarships

  1. Aboitiz Foundation-Therma Visayas, Inc. Purposive Scholarships for priority Engineering programs
  2. AJGI-EDG scholarships for Law
  3. AJJI scholarships for Biology and Mathematics
  4. Albino Gothong Foundation, Inc. (ALPA) for priority programs
  5. Bank of the Philippine Islands Foundation, Inc. working scholarships for Library and Information Science
  6. Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. scholarships for Accountancy
  7. C&E Publishing Foundation, Inc. scholarships for Mathematics and Economics
  8. Compassion in Jesus’ Name grants-in-aid for various programs
  9. Floyd O. Hicks scholarship for various programs
  10. Jollibee (Seeds) Corporation grants-in-aid for working students for various programs
  11. Philippine Science and Technology Development (PhilDev) Foundation, Inc. scholarships for Chemical, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering
  12. PHINMA Foundation, Inc. scholarships for priority Engineering programs
  13. Pilipinas Shell E3 working scholarship for Chemical Engineering
  14. Punongbayan and Araullo Foundation, Inc. purposive scholarship for Accountancy
  15. Salud Borromeo Foundation, Inc. scholarships for priority programs
  16. SM Foundation, Inc. scholarships for various programs
  17. Southern Progress (Linde) Foundation, Inc. for priority Engineering programs
  18. St. Peter’s Academy of Algeria Foundation, Inc. (SPAAFI) grants-in-aid for various programs
  19. Tamiya, Inc. scholarships for various programs
  20. Vicsal Foundation, Inc. (Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc.-Gaisano Group) scholarships for priority programs