Want to be a Carolinian Scholar? Check available USC Financial Assistance Program!

The University of San Carlos is recognized as one of the most respected higher education institutions in the Philippines. The programs offered by the university has been duly accredited by the Federation of Accrediting Associations of the Philippines (FAAP) and Philippine Technological Council-Accreditation and Certification Board for Engineering and Technology (PTC-ACBET) and evaluated by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). Because of its status, the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has granted USC the Autonomous Status to the University and designated eight Centers of Excellence (COE) and 12 Centers of Development (COD) to the university.

USC Financial Assistance Program: Scholarships, Grants-in-Aid, and Loans

Empowered by the missionary charism of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD), the University of San Carlos offers a total of one hundred sixteen (116) student financial assistance for to more than 4,000 scholars/grantees to Basic Education, Tertiary, and Graduate students.

If you are interested to become a Carolinian, here are some of the Scholarship grants that you can apply for at the University of San Carlos

For Basic Education (Grade School and High School)

  • USC Sponsored Merit Scholarship
  1. Carolinians who are in the Honors-list (Rank 1 and 2) in from Grades 2-10
  2. Children of Faculty members in BED
  3. Children of Administrative employees in BED
  4. USC varsity/athletes in selected sports-event in BED
  • USC Alumni Association Scholarship Trust Fund
  • Student-sponsored Merit Scholarship

Grade 11 USC Supreme Student Council pursuing STEM strand

  • Government-sponsored Student Financial Assistance
  1. DepEd Education Service Contracting Student Financial Assistance for Grade 7 – 10 of USC BED North and South Campus
  2. DepEd Education Voucher System Student Financial Assistance for Grade 11 – 12 pursuing ABM, HUMSS, STEM Strand, and Arts and Design Track

For Tertiary (College)

  • USC Sponsored Merit Scholarship
  1. Carolinian Honors ranking from first to third
  2. USC President Scholarships for the Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics)
  3. USC President Scholarships for the ranked first to fifth (100%), sixth to eight (75%) and ninth to tenth (50%) of Bar and other Licensure Examination (available for top placers before AY 2018 – 2019
  4. USC President Scholarships for beneficiaries of presidential enactments – PD 451 and PD 577
  5. Working Students (applicable for continuing WS; no new slots)
  6. Trust Fund Scholarships for Student Assistants
  7. San Carlos Borromeo Scholarships for USC varsity/athletes in selected sports-event
  8. San Carlos Borromeo Scholarships for USC choristers
  9. San Carlos Borromeo Scholarships for USC Dance Troupe
  10. San Carlos Borromeo Scholarships for USC Theater Guild
  11. NSTP Scholarships for Student-Assistants
  • Verbo San Carlos Foundation Sponsored Merit Scholarships

Verbo San Carlos Foundation Scholarships for the less privileged (applicable to continuing scholars)

  • SVD Priests Sponsored Merit Scholarships
  1. Fr. Margarito R. Alingasa Scholarship for Natural Sciences and Engineering
  2. Fr. Henry Schumacher Scholarships for Education
  • Alumni-sponsored Merit Scholarships
  1. Bisaya Circle of America Trust Fund Scholarship for any academic program
  2. Carolinian AlumniChem Inc. – Fr. Edgar Oehler, SVD Junior-Level Scholarship for Chemistry
  3. Casey-Sia Charitable Foundation Scholarships for Mathematics
  4. Fr. Henry Schumacher, SVD Alumni-Scholars  Scholarship for Education
  5. Joel and Virginia Jacobson Scholarship for priority academic programs
  6. Riza Loren Roxas Butalid Foundation Scholarship for Entrepreneurship (starting 2nd year)
  7. USC ChE Class 1974  Scholarship for Chemical Engineering
  8. USC CheS Foundation, Inc. Scholarship for Chemical Engineering
  9. USC CheS Foundation, Inc. Educational Loans for Chemical Engineering
  10. USC College of Commerce/SBE Batch 1974 Scholarship for Accountancy or Business Administration
  11. Violanda Taboada Bradbury  Fabugais Scholarships for Library & Information Science
  • Alumni-sponsored Non-Merit Student Financial Assistance

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

  • Student-sponsored Merit Scholarship

USC SSC Scholarship for priority academic program

  • Industry/Private-sponsored Merit Scholarships:
  1. Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. Equity Ventures,  Purposive Scholarships for priority academic programs
  2. Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for various academic program
  3. Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. Therma Visayas, Inc 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
  6. Albino Gothong Foundation, Inc. – ALPA Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for priority academics programs
  7. BPI Foundation Inc. Pagpugay Scholarship Program for the Next of Kin of Deceased COVID-19 Medical Frontliners
  8. Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. – Ambassador Phillipe Lhuillier Scholarships for Accountancy (with a slot for the first year)
  9. Cebu Mitsumi, Inc. Scholarships for priority Engineering programs
  10. Co Tiong & Co King Ting Scholarships for USC-BED SHS graduates ranked first
  11. Doña Modesta Singson-Gaisano Scholarships for USC-BED SHS graduates ranked first
  12. Dr. John Brule Scholarship for various academic programs
  13. Edgar Cokaliong Foundation Scholarships for priority academic programs
  14. GT Foundations, Inc. – Metrobank Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Education, and Information Technology
  15. Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. – JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation, Inc. Purposive Scholarships for priority Engineering Programs
  16. Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc. – URC SURE Purposive Scholarships for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  17. Gothong Southern Shipping Lines, Inc. Purposive Study-Now Pay-later Plan for Accountancy and Mechanical Engineering
  18. Ironwood Property Ventures Corporation Scholarships for Applied Physics
  19. Juanito King Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for priority academic programs
  20. Korea Bhang Jeong Hwan Foundation Scholarships for Business
  21. Maxim Integrated Scholarships for Electronics Engineering
  22. Menzi, Inc. Scholarships for priority academic programs
  23. Petron Bataan Refinery, Inc. Purposive Scholarships for Chemical Engineering
  24. Philippine Science and Technology Development Foundation – Manila, Inc. Scholarships for priority Engineering programs (ChE, CE, EE, IE, & ME)
  25. Philippine Sugar Technologists’ Association, Inc. Purposive Scholarships for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  26. PHINMA Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for priority academic programs
  27. Pilipinas Shell E3 Scholarships for a Student-Assistant pursuing Chemical Engineering
  28. P&A  Foundation, Inc. Purposive Scholarships for Accountancy
  29. Rosita T. Lopez Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for Mathematics, Accountancy, & Business: Financial Management, Human Resource Development, Marketing, Operations, Executive Resource Management & Entrepreneurship
  30. Salud Borromeo Foundations, Inc. Scholarships for various academic programs (with slots for incoming first year)
  31. SM Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for various academic programs
  32. Scholarships to Ensure Progress Foundation, Inc. for Mathematics, Engineering & Business (starting first year)
  33. Sulpicio Go – Philippine Span Asia Carrier Corporation Purposive Scholarships for priority academic programs
  34. Tamiya, Inc. Scholarships for priority Engineering programs
  35. Tanchan Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for priority academic programs
  36. Topline Group of Companies Scholarships for Accountancy and Business
  37. USC Credit Cooperative Inc. – Prof. Moises S. Soriaga Scholarship
  38. VICSAL Foundation, Inc. (Gaisano/Metro Retail Stores Group) Scholarships for priority academic programs
  39. VECO Scholarships for Electrical Engineering and other priority academic programs
  40. Vivant Foundation, Inc. Scholarships for Electrical Engineering
  • Industy/Private-sponsored Non-merit Student Financial Assistance
  1. Compassion in Jesus’ Name Grants for various academic programs
  2. Edward and Eva Underwood Charitable Foundations, Inc. Grants for any academic program
  3. Floyd O. Hicks Grants for any academic program
  • Government-sponsored Merit Scholarship
  1. Armed Forces of the Philippines Benefit System Office’ Scholarships for Dependents of Military Personnel Seriously-Injured or Killed-in-Action
  2. CHED–Gender and Development Scholarships (Full/Half Merit) for various academic programs
  3. CHED–Higher Education Development  (Full/Half Merit)for various academic programs
  4. CHED–Scholarships Full Merit for various academic programs
  5. CHED–Scholarships Half Merit for various academic programs
  6. CHED–Private Education Student Financial Assistance for various academic programs
  7. DOST–Science Education Institute R.A. 7687 Scholarships for priority academic programs in the School of Arts & Science, Education, Health Care Professions and Engineering
  8. DOST–Science Education Institute Junior Level Science Scholarships for priority academic programs in the School of Arts & Science, Education, Health Care Professions and Engineering
  9. National Government’s Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education Subsidy for all academic programs
  10. National Government’s UniFAST Short-Term Loan for all academic programs
  • Government-sponsored Non-Merit Student Financial Assistance
  1. CHED Study-Now, Pay-later Plan for any academic program (for fourth to fifth year graduating students)
  2. CHED SAFE4RS for 3rd, 4th, and 5th year students pursuing priority academic programs
  3. PGMA Higher Education Loan Fund Program for Fourth or Fifth Year graduating students pursuing any academic program
  4. Government Services Insurance System Grants for any academic program
  5. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Grants for any academic program
  6. Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) Grants for any academic program

Scholarships for Graduate Programs (Masters and Doctorate Degree)

  • USC-sponsored Merit Programs
  1. USC-Engineering for Research Development in Technology Scholarships for Graduate Engineering programs
  2. Schooling Privilege for Faculty Members
  3. 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 Scholarship (including SUCs)
  1. CHED Scholarships for Faculty Members K-12 Transition
  2. CHED Higher Education Development Fund – Faculty Development Program Scholarships
  3. DOST – Accelerated Science & Technology Human Resource Development Program-Natural Science Consortium  Scholarships
  4. DOST Scholarships for MS Physics
  5. Visayas State University Scholarships

For queries and details on how to apply for these scholarships, contact the Director of the Office of Alumni Affairs, Scholarships, and Job Placement, and Coordinator of USC-Student Financial Assistance Program, Ferdinand S. Boncayao, MM, LIB at 0908-880-3006/ +63-32-230-0406/ +63-32-230-0100 local 276 or email at fsboncayao@usc.edu.ph / scholarships@usc.edu.ph

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