The BFAR Scholarship Program 2024 is now open for applications, giving eligible students the chance to pursue their academic goals while contributing to the sustainable development of our fisheries and aquatic resources.

Whether you’re aiming for the Fisherfolk Children Educational Grant, Fisheries Industry Leaders Grant, or Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples Grant, this guide provides step-by-step assistance for your application. 

Let’s explore the opportunities and start your journey towards securing a scholarship with DA-BFAR!

About the BFAR Scholarship Program:

The Fisheries Scholarship Program, managed by the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR), has been providing assistance to students for many years. 

The program offers scholarships to students interested in working in the fisheries sector. These opportunities are aimed at nurturing the future professionals of our fisheries and aquatic resources. 

The program continues to support students who aspire to contribute to the sustainable development of our fisheries and aquatic resources for the academic years 2025-2029.

Eligibility Criteria: 

To qualify for the Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs), Fisheries Industry Leaders Grant (FILG), and,  Fisherfolk Children Educational Grant (FCEG), offered by the BFAR Scholarship Program, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Fisherfolk Children Educational Grant (FCEG):

General Criteria of Eligibility:

1. Must be a natural-born Filipino citizen.

2. Any Senior high school graduate or graduating student whose parent(s) or guardian is a Registered Fisherfolk (Fish-R/Mangingisdang Juan).

3. Not more than 25 years old at the time of the examination, who has not earned any units in college.

4. For high school graduate applicants who completed their high school under the old curriculum, the general weighted average (GWA) shall not be lower than 80%.

5. For Senior High School students under K12 curriculum, graduating students GWA of the last 3 immediate preceding semesters of his Senior High School in any Track shall not be lower than 80% or its equivalent.

6. Of good moral character as certified by the School Head/Principal.

7. Parent(s)/guardian or the applicant must be physically residing in the municipality of the Region for at least six (6) months, where the slot of the scholarship program is allotted.

8. Parent(s)/guardian must be registered municipal fisherfolk duly certified by the Municipal Agricultural Officer (MAO) or the BFAR Regional Office in his/her area.

Fisheries Industry Leaders Grant (FILG):

General Criteria of Eligibility:

1. Must be a natural-born Filipino citizen.

2. Any high school graduate or graduating student.

3. Not more than 25 years old at the time of the examination, who has not earned any units in college.

4. Who belongs to the TOP TEN of his/her graduating class, duly certified by the school head/ principal.

5. For high school graduate applicants who completed their high school under the old curriculum, the general weighted average (GWA) shall not be lower than 80%.

6. For graduating students GWA of the last 3 immediate preceding semesters of his Senior High School in any Track shall not be lower than 80% or its equivalent.

7. Of good moral character as certified by the school head.

8. Parent(s)/guardian or the applicant must be physically residing in the municipality of the region for at least six (6) months, where the slot of the scholarship program is allotted.

Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs):

General Criteria of Eligibility:

1. Must be a natural-born Filipino citizen.

2. Any ALS/HS/SHS graduates/graduating students.

3. Not more than 25 years old at the time of the examination, whether or not he has earned any units in college.

4. Bona fide member of an ethno-linguistic group in his/her community duly recognized by the NCIP.

5. For ALS/high school graduate applicants the general weighted average (GWA) shall not be lower than 80%.

6. For graduating students under Kto12 program, Grade 11 GWA shall not be lower than 80% or its equivalent.

7. Of good moral character as certified by the School Head/Principal and Community Resident Leader.

8. Parent(s)/guardian(s) or the applicant must be physically residing in the municipality/ICCs of the Region for at least six (6) months, where the slot of the scholarship program is allotted.

9. Parent(s)/guardian(s) must be a member of a particular tribe recognized by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).

10. Must come from the clan of “Pamulalakaw” (in charge of waters and water resources) certified by the Indigenous Political Structure (IPS) and Community Leader.

Requirements:

Before you apply for the Fisherfolk Children Educational Grant, Fisheries Industry Leaders Grant, or Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples , make sure you have the following documents ready:

Fisherfolk Children Educational Grant (FCEG):

1. Duly accomplished and signed FSP Application Form for the FCEG (Annex 3)

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2. Original or Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate issued either by PSA (formerly NSO) or Civil Registrar

3. Certified True Copy of Report Card Form 138 or 137 (GWA of last 3 semesters of Senior High School is at least 80%)

4. Certification of good moral character from the School Registrar

5. Photocopy of Fish-R/Mangingisdang Juan ID or Certificate of Registration of parent(s)/guardian (issued by the MAO or BFAR)

6. Two (2) recent 2×2 pictures taken within the last three (3) months prior to filing of application; colored with white background (photos taken through mobile phones may be allowed)

7. Barangay Residence Certificate of the parent(s)/guardian

8. In case of guardianship, affidavit executed by the guardian attesting that the applicant is his/her ward for at least five (5) years.

Fisheries Industry Leaders Grant (FILG):

1. Duly accomplished and signed FSP Application Form for the FILG (Annex 2)

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2. Original or Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate issued either by PSA (formerly NSO) or Civil Registrar

3. Certified True Copy of Report Card Form 138 or 137 (GWA of last 3 semesters of Senior High School is at least 80%)

4. Certification from the School Head that the applicant belongs to the TOP TEN of the graduating class

5. Certification of good moral character from the School Registrar

6. Two (2) recent 2×2 pictures taken within the last three (3) months prior to filing of application; colored with white background (photos taken through mobile phones may be allowed)

7. Barangay Residence Certificate

Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs):

1. Duly accomplished and signed FSP Application Form for the FSP-ICCS/IPs (Annex 4)

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2. Original or Certified True Copy of Birth Certificate issued either by PSA (formerly NSO) or Civil Registrar

3. Certified True Copy of Report Card Form 138 or 137 (GWA of Grade 11 shall not be lower than 80%)

4. Certification of good moral character from the School Registrar and Community Resident Leader

5. Certificate of Confirmation (COC) issued by NCIP-Regional/Provincial Office

6. Two (2) recent 2×2 pictures taken within the last three (3) months prior to filing of application; colored with white background (photos taken through mobile phones may be allowed)

7. Barangay Residence Certificate of the parent(s)/guardian(s)

8. In case of guardianship, affidavit executed by the guardian(s) attesting that the applicant is his/her ward for at least five (5) years.

Benefits: 

The Fisherfolk Children Educational Grant, Fisheries Industry Leaders Grant, and Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples Grant, sponsored by the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR), provide help to students for their education and research. This includes:

  • 1. A full scholarship grant for college studies leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Fisheries.
  • 2. Free matriculation and other school fees except for dormitory fee.
  • 3. Monthly stipend of Php 5,000.00.
  • 4. Semestral book allowance of Php 2,000.00.
  • 5. OJT Support of Php 3,000.00.
  • 6. Research/Thesis/Special Problem support of Php 7,000.00.
  • 7. Graduation Support of Php 1,500.00.

How to Apply:

Applying for any of the Fisheries Scholarship Program (FSP) is easy. Just follow these two simple steps to make sure your application goes smoothly:

  1. Fill Out the Application Form:

Obtain the FSP Application Form for the FSP-ICCS/IPS.

  • Indigenous Cultural Communities/Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs): 

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  • Fisheries Industry Leaders Grant (FILG): 

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  • Fisherfolk Children Educational Grant (FCEG): 

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  • Fill out the form accurately and completely.

Provide the following information:

  • Applicant or Personal Background
  • Family Background
  • Addresses
  • Educational Background
  • Attach your recent 2X2 ID Picture with a white background to the form.
  1. Submit Your Application:
  • Submit your completed application form along with all required documents.
  • Application submissions can be made at DA-BFAR Offices near you or at the Municipal Agriculture Office of your municipality or city.

Note: Examination will start at 08:00 AM. What to bring: 2 pencils (lead no. 2), valid ID (preferably school ID), and admission slip. Keep these in mind! 

Application Deadline:

“For students who will be in college for School Year 2025-2029, 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝟭𝟱, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰!”. “The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Regional Office 6 (DA-BFAR) is thrilled to announce a fisheries scholarship for deserving individuals like YOU.”

BFAR-Regional Office 6

as stated and announced on their Facebook Page.

Contact Details:

Contact BFAR-OSC for inquiries or assistance regarding the Fisheries Scholarship Program.

  • Address: 3/F PCA Main Building, Elliptical Road, Diliman, Quezon City
  • Email: bfarosc.fsp@gmail.com
  • Telephone: (632) 4548-457

For additional assistance or inquiries, you can also visit and contact their regional offices located across the Philippines.

Final Thoughts:

The BFAR Scholarship Program offers a valuable opportunity for students who are passionate about the ocean and its resources.

If you know someone who dreams of making a difference in the fishing industry and their community, encourage them to explore this program.

By sharing this opportunity, you can help someone achieve their goals and contribute to the betterment of our fishing communities.

Your support in spreading the word about this scholarship can truly transform lives.

Let’s work together to empower aspiring individuals and strengthen our fishing communities for a brighter future.

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References:

BFAR Scholarship Program
  1. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources – Region 6. (n.d.). Retrieved March 12, 2024, from https://www.facebook.com/bfar.region6
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    Stephanie C. Dulpina

    thank you,hope to be part of this,this gonna be my first scholarship

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