How to Apply for OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (ODSP) 2022

OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (ODSP) is a Scholarship program by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) group. The OWWA group promotes the welfare and wellbeing of Filipino workers who are employed abroad. So, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration provides various scholarships opportunities, insurances, and educational opportunities for Overseas Filipino Worker and their dependents.

OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (ODSP) – OWWA Scholarship

  • OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (ODSP) is a scholarship program that provides Scholarships for the qualified dependents of OFWs whose salary is less than US $600.00 per month.
  • OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (ODSP) provides a financial aid of Php 20,000.00 per academic year.
  • OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (ODSP) is open to all eligible Filipinos who shall enroll, are currently enrolled or have been previously enrolled in any four-year or five-year baccalaureate course or associate course in any college or university.
OFW Dependent OWWA Scholarship
OFW Dependent Scholarship

What are the Qualifications for OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (ODSP) – OWWA Scholarship

The qualifications required to apply for OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (ODSP) are

For Incoming Freshmen (1st year college)

  • The applicant must be a child of an active OWWA member or a sibling of a single active OWWA member.
  • The applicant must be Single.
  • He or She must be Grade 11 graduate (Incoming Grade 12 / currently enrolled as Grade 12).
  • He or She must not be more than 21 years old.
  • He or She must not be receiving any other scholarships.

For those who are already enrolled in 2nd year to 5th year in college

  • He or She must be a child of an active OWWA member or a sibling of a single active OWWA member.
  • He or She must not be more than 30 years old.
  • He or She must have a passing grade 
  • He or She must not be receiving any other scholarships.

Documentary Requirements for OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (ODSP) OWWA Scholarship

The documents required to apply for OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (ODSP) OWWA Scholarship are

  • The Scholarship Application Form – OWWA RWO (Regional Welfare Office)
  • Proof of OFW – OFW Membership Record – OWWA RWO (Regional Welfare Office)
  • Picture I.D. with Name Tag – 2pcs.
  • At least one (1) valid I.D. of the OFW and/or the Authorized Representative issued by Government or Company Issued I.D.
  • Proof of Relationship to OFW Member i.e. Birth Certificate from PSA or LCR (Philippine Statistics Authority or Local Civil Registrar)
    • OFW Birth Certificate, if dependent is sibling
    • OFW Certificate of No Marriage Record (CENOMAR, if single)
    • Dependent’s Birth Certificate
  • Dependent’s Form 137 / Certified True Copy of Form 138 / Transcript of Records (TOR) issued by School Registrar indicating 80% GWA without failing grades
  • Other Special Requirements (WAIVED DUE TO PANDEMIC):
  • Certificate of Good Moral by School Registrar or Authorized School Officer/Faculty
  • Medical Certificate i.e. Physically Fit to attend school if student has a medical pre-condition/s by any competent Medical Practitioner from public or private medical institution/facility

How to Apply for OFW Dependent Scholarship Program (ODSP) OWWA Scholarship

  • Visit the OWWA Regional Welfare Office that administers the OFW’s primary residence.
  • Obtain a queue number or join the line to apply for an ODSP scholarship application.
  • Obtain the notice of award and the orientation schedule for evaluation and validation.
  • Participate in the scholarship orientation and assist with notarizing the scholarship agreement.

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