Scholarship and Study Grant Programs

Overview

The Mindanao State University, as conceived under RA 1387, has three major goals, such as: a. To perform the traditional functions of the University, namely: instruction, research and extension service; b. To accelerate the program of integration among the peoples of Southern Philippines particularly the Muslim and other cultural minority groups; and c. To provide trained manpower skills and technical know-how for the economic development of the MINSUPALA region.

In order to achieve these goals, the University has adopted scholarships and grants-in-aid schemes with the aim of attracting not only bright and promising students from the service areas to maintain a high academic standard but also  students especially from less privileged families in the who do not have the luxury to attend into well-equipped and standard higher institutions of learning. For the former, a very competitive scholarship is given through the MSU System Admission and Scholarship Examination (MSU-SASE). The latter are provided with special study skills/grants.

During the start of the Academic Year 2018-2019, MSU had implemented RA 10931: Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act of 2017, otherwise known as the Free College Tuition Law.


Scholarship Grant Programs

FULL SCHOLARSHIP

This is awarded to the top examinees in the MSU System Admission and Scholarship Exam (SASE) whose campus choice is MSU-Main Campus, Marawi City.

Grade Maintenance: 2.20 or better Grade Point Average (GPA), with no failure in any academic subject.

Privileges:

    1. P5,000.00 monthly stipend;
    2. Free tuition and other school fees;
    3. Free dormitory accommodation; and
    4. Free personal accident insurance coverage. 

PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This is awarded to the next top examinees in the MSU SASE whose campus choice is MSU-Main Campus, Marawi City and will enroll in non-priority courses.

Grade Maintenance: 2.50 or better Grade Point Average (GPA), with no failure in any academic subject.

Privileges:

    1. P3,500.00 monthly stipend;
    2. Free tuition and other school fees;
    3. Free dormitory accommodation; and
    4. Free personal accident insurance coverage.

SPECIAL MUSLIM GRANT (SPL)

This is awarded to the next top Muslim examinees in the SASE  whose choice is MSU-Main Campus, Marawi City.

Grade Maintenance: 2.75 or better Grade Point Average (GPA), with no failure in any academic subject.

Privileges:

    1. P2,500.00 monthly stipend;
    2. Free tuition and other school fees; and
    3. Free dormitory accommodation.

COLLEGE BOUND PROGRAM (CBP) GRANT

This awarded to the top 40 participants of the Summer College Bound Program (CBP) remedial class.

Grade Maintenance: 3.00 or better Grade Point Average (GPA), with one subject failure allowed per semester.

Privileges:

    1. P2,000.00 monthly stipend;
    2. Free tuition and other school fees; and
    3. Free dormitory accommodation.

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE GRANT (IPG)

This is formerly known as Cultural Community Grant (CCG) that is awarded to selected students who belong to the indigenous people of the MINSUPALA areas and who passed the SASE but are financially handicapped to study in the University as determined by the screening committee.

Grade Maintenance: 3.00 or better Grade Point Average (GPA), with one subject failure allowed per semester.

Privileges:

    1. P2,000.00 monthly stipend;
    2. Free tuition and other school fees; and
    3. Free dormitory accommodation.

SPECIAL STUDY SKILLS/GRANTS

Students with special skills and talents who, after screening, became regular members of talent, performing, and athletic groups are awarded Study Grants in any of the following, as appropriate:

    1. Darangen Cultural Troupe Grant
    2. Sining Kambayoka Cultural Grant
    3. Sining Pananadem Cultural Grant
    4. University Band Grant
    5. University Combo Study Grant
    6. Varsity Grant

Privileges:

    1. P2,000.00 monthly stipend;
    2. Free tuition and other school fees;
    3. Free dormitory accommodation.

Honor’s List of Scholars in recognition of High Academic Performance

DEAN’S HONORS’ List

Scholars who obtain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 1.75 or better during the previous semester.

Privilege:

    1. Award of Certificate of Commendation.

CHANCELLOR’S HONORS’ List

Scholars who obtain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 1.25 or better during the previous semester.

Privileges:

    1. Additional monthly stipend of P200.00 during the semester only.
    2. Award of Certificate of Commendation.

PRESIDENT’S HONORS’ List

Scholars who obtain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 1.00 during the previous semester.

Privileges:

    1. Additional monthly stipend of P300.00 during the semester only.
    2. A cash gift of P1,000.00.
    3. Award of Certificate of Commendation.

Shifting of Course

Scholars or grantees are not allowed to shift to another program, otherwise scholarship or grant is FORFEITED. In very exceptional cases, shifting within the same college may be allowed only with the permission of the Campus Scholarship Committee.


Computation of Grade Maintenance and Gaining of Scholarship/Study Grant

  1. The computation of Grade Maintenance shall be by Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).
  2. The maintenance grade requirement shall not be imposed during the first semester to provide for the adjustment of students in College.
  3. Gaining of Scholarship is computed after a minimum of two (2) semesters at 500 CGPA or better for Full Scholars; and 1.750 CGPA or better for Partial Scholars.

Guidelines and Requirements of gaining FULL Scholarship:

  1. Submit to the Office of Admissions (OAD) grade cards at least taken in two (2) consecutive semesters in the course program.
  2. Must have reached a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 50 or better.
  3. Must be enrolled in at least 18 units as prescribed in the curriculum. If there is one failing mark, then one is automatically disqualified.
  4. Application for gaining Full Scholarship is entertained/allowed during enrolment period only.
  5. Gainers will be notified if they are qualified after computation.
  6. Concerned student gaining Full Scholarship will enroll in the following immediate semester to be allowed to enjoy privileges.

Guidelines and Requirements of gaining PARTIAL Scholarship:

  1. Submit to the Office of Admissions (OAD) grade cards at least taken in two (2) consecutive semesters in the course program.
  2. Must have reached a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 75 or better.
  3. Must be enrolled in at least 18 units as prescribed in the curriculum. If there is one failing mark, then one is automatically disqualified.
  4. Application for gaining Full Scholarship is entertained/allowed during enrolment period only.
  5. Gainers will be notified if they are qualified after computation.
  6. Concerned student gaining Partial Scholarship will enroll in the following immediate semester to be allowed to enjoy privileges.

Completion of Grades

An INCOMPLETE (INC) grade must be completed ON or BEFORE the close of the registration of the ensuing semester. Scholars must complete INC within the week of enrolment and late registration period only, otherwise forfeiture of scholarship grant becomes automatic.


Scholarship Policies

  1. Submit to a medical and physical examination with the Mindanao State University Physician as a prerequisite to enrollment;
  2. Take not less than the semestral number of units and only the subjects prescribed in the curriculum;
  3. Pass all subjects and maintain the Grade Point Average (GPA) prescribed in the scholarship grant during the succeeding semesters; provided complete all Incomplete (INC) grade(s) on or before the close of the registration of the ensuing semester.
  4. Comply with, and observe all the rules and regulations of the Mindanao State University and the laws of the land;
  5. Concentrate on studies and refrain from accepting, without previous permission from the proper University authorities, any form of employment and from participating in activities which may be detrimental to the scholarship;
  6. Inform the Chairman of the MSU Campus Scholarship Committee of any other scholarship that may be received, and the plan or intention to give up the MSU Scholarship; and any change in civil status, citizenship or residence;
  7. Accept direct supervision and guidance from the University authorities, and as an act of gratitude, will render service of utmost five (5) hours weekly during the semester, or 100 hours a semester as may be determined from time to time, depending upon the exigencies of the service;
  8. Finish the course within the prescribed period indicated in the curriculum;
  9. Shift only at the start of the second year to another program in the college or to a priority program in another college with the consent and approval of the Campus Scholarship Committee; and
  10. File an Official Leave of Absence subject only to the following conditions:
    • The leave is highly justifiable, supported by pertinent documents;
    • A written permission from the University is granted;
    • The maximum duration of the leave is one academic year, and the expiration date shall be immediately before the start of the ensuing semester; and
    • Upon return, will submit a report, which will be used as basis for determining the validity of the leave and resumption of scholarship and/or privileges.

Forfeiture of Scholarship Grant

  1.  Violation of Scholarship Policies;
  2. Membership in any organization that engages in illegal, violent, or subversive activities, or participation in any such activities;
  3. Taking prohibited drugs, threatening a faculty member, an official or an employee of the University, committing any act of immorality, drunkenness, dishonesty, discourtesy, disrespect, defamation whether verbal/non-verbal or online, and defiance of authority and any other form of misconduct adversely affecting the integrity of the University and inimical to the interest of the Philippine Government;
  4. Deliberate or willful failure to pay just and valid obligations, such as board and lodging and other financial accountabilities;
  5. Falsification of official records;
  6. Expulsion or dismissal from the college or the University; and
  7. Non-availability or exhaustion of scholarship funds.

Government Funded and Other Scholarships [1]

  • CHED UniFAST Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES)
  • CHED Scholarship (for Postgraduate Programs)
  • GSIS Scholarship
  • DOST Scholarship
  • DBP RISE Scholarship
  • BFAR Scholarship
  • NGCP Educate
  • Chief of Staff Scholarship
  • Chinese Scholarship
  • Tuition and Other School Fees (TOSF)
  • EY Scholarship

               

[1]Subject to the Funding Agency’s Memorandum of Agreement

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