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Steps on how to apply for TeachSTEM Master’s Research scholarship

Steps on how to apply for TeachSTEM Master’s Research scholarship

TeachSTEM Master’s Research Grant

Provides financial aid to STEM educators pursuing the completion of their master’s thesis or capstone project as final requirement for their master’s degree program

Scholarship Benefits

1. One-time financial grant

  • PHP 50,000

2. Scholar Development programs

(i.e., psychosocial support, professional development opportunities, etc.)

Return Service

The Grant Recipient is required share research findings to the stakeholder community and fulfill return service for a period equivalent to the duration of the grant:

  • As a full-time Science, Technology or Mathematics teacher/ administrator in a public school in the Philippines, preferably in his/her province or hometown
  • As an educator in any basic or tertiary institution.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrolled in a thesis/ professional track master’s degree specializing in STEM in any of GBF’s partner TEIs.
  • Has completed all required coursework and passed the comprehensive examination
  • Has a general average of at lease 2.0 or its equivalent in their General Weighted Average for coursework
  • Has at least a “satisfactory” rating in teaching performance from previous year.
  • Teaching STEM in any K to 2 public institution or as a tertiary instructor in any private or public institution for at least 1 year as full-time faculty
  • Not a recipient of a grant from any other institution or person, except for academic grants by the Partner TEI, or any grant with an aggregate amount equivalent to less than 50% of the Grant Amounts provided by GBF in a relevant academic year, which may be allowed at the discretion and upon obtaining the prior written consent of GBF
  • In good health
  • Of good moral character
  • In need of financial support to finish program

Documentary Requirements

  • Certificate of Employment
  • Copy of PRC ID
  • Proof of enrollment or proof of admission with letter of intent to enroll
  • Certificate of Performance Rating
  • Certified true copy of grades reflecting GWA from course work (computer-generated/ portal-based grades may be submitted under certain circumstances).
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character from the Department of Education
  • Proof of household income (i.e. two most recent pay slips, Income Tax Return [ITR]).
  • Colored ID photo with with background
  • Projected Completion of Master’s Thesis or Capstone Project.
  • Recommendation Form filled up by the candidate’s thesis adviser or any authority that knows and has worked with regarding your academic development.
  • Work Plan indicating completion of Master’s Thesis or Capstone Project.

Application Process

Step 1 – Eligibility Screening

  • Application Form
  • Proof of Academic & Financial Eligibility
  • Proof of Passing the Comprehensive exams

Step 2 – Thesis/ Project Proposal

  • Approved Proposal

Step 3 – Panel Interview

  • Interview with external panelists (Note: Evaluated by GBF, Partner TEIs)

Partner Universities

Angeles University Foundation, Pampanga

Ateneo De Zamboanga

Ateneo de Manila University (GBSEALD)

Ateneo de Manila University (SOSE)

Ateneo de Naga University

Batangas State University

Bicol University – Main, Bicol

Bukidnon State University

Cebu Normal University

Central Luzon State University – Nueva Ecija

Central Mindanao University

Central Philippine University – Iloilo

De La Salle University – Manila

Far Eastern University 

Father Saturnino Urios University – Butuan

Mariano Marcos State University

Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology

Negros Oriental State University, Dumaguete

Notre Dame of Marbel University, South Cotabato

Philippine Normal University – Manila

Philippine Normal University – Mindanao, Agusan del Sur

Philippine Normal University – North Luzon, Isabela

Southern Luzon State University, Quezon Province

St. Louis College-La Union

St. Mary’s University-Nueva Vizcaya

University of Mindanao-Davao

University of Mindanao-Tagum

University of Northern Philippines, Ilocos Sur

University of San Carlos – Cebu

University of Southeastern Philippines 

University of St. La Salle, Bacolod

University of Sto. Tomas

University of the Cordilleras

University of the Immaculate Conception, Davao City

University of the Philippines – Diliman

West Visayas State University

Xavier University

List is subject to change without notice.

Source: Gokongwei Brothers Foundation