Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Scholarship Grant (OWWA)

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The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) offers “Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP)” for qualified beneficiaries/dependents of OFWs around the world. The scholarship program is open to all OFWs-beneficiaries/dependents who intend to enroll in any four- to five-year baccalaureate course, in any university across the country, whether in state universities and colleges (SUCs), any Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-accredited institution or in privately-owned tertiary or vocational institutions.


  • Dependents/Beneficiaries of OFWs
  • OWWA active member


  • Proof of relationship to OWWA member (birth certificate of applicant or birth certificate of both the single OFW and the applicant-dependent duly certified by the Local Civil Registrar or NSO)
  • Proof of OWWA Membership (Official Receipt of OWWA Contribution/Certification from OWWA Membership Registry Division)
  • Form 137/High School Report Card
  • Health Certificate attesting to physical fitness of applicant
  • Certificate of Good Moral Character by the school principal or guidance counselor
  • Certification that applicant belongs to the upper 20% of the total graduating students issued by the school principal
  • Statement of applicant that he/she has not earned units in any post secondary/undergraduate course
  • Sworn statement signed by parents or legal guardians attesting that he/she has no pending application for resident immigrant status from any country and does not have dual citizenship
  • Certificate of No Marriage from NSO for unmarried OFW


  • Financial assistance amounting to up to PHP 30,000.00 per academic semester

Application Procedure

    Submit all the requirements to OWWA.

For additional information, you may use the following contact information to get in touch with our office.
Trunkline    : (02) 735-5621 to 30, local 251/295
Direct Line    : (02) 736-0036
Telefax        : 734-4971