Struggling to afford college? Dreaming big but short on cash? The GBF TeachSTEM College Scholarship could be your solution! 

This guide will walk you through GBF and its scholarship program, aimed at students like you who struggle financially. With 330 slots available for college and master’s programs,you’ll learn how to apply, including qualifications and requirements. 

Let’s explore how GBF is breaking barriers to education.

About the GBF TeachSTEM College Scholarship

The GBF TeachSTEM College Scholarship Program is designed to prepare and equip aspiring teachers to become competent educators and STEM advocates. 

The program aims to provide them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and resources to create engaging and meaningful learning experiences for their students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Eligibility Criteria: 

Before applying for the GBF TeachSTEM College Scholarship, it’s important to know if you meet the requirements.

These criteria determine eligibility for the scholarship. Take a look below to see if you qualify:

  1. Academic Status:
  • Must be an incoming 1st year student or an ongoing college student (with a strong preference for incoming 2nd year students).
  • Must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in education with a specialization in STEM-related fields, tech-voc training education, or general education.
  • Students scheduled to graduate in Academic Year 2024-2025 are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  1. Enrollment Criteria:
  • Must be enrolled or intend to enroll in a teacher education institution (TEI) with a LET (Licensure Examination for Teachers) performance above the national average.
  • Must have no failed, dropped, or incomplete grades in the previous academic year.
  • For senior high school applicants, academic records from Grades 11 and 12 will be evaluated.
  1. Academic Performance:
  • Must have a general weighted average (GWA) of at least 85% or its equivalent from the previous academic year.
  • For senior high school applicants, GWA from Grade 11 will be evaluated.
  1. Extracurricular and Community Involvement:
  • Should demonstrate involvement in extracurricular or community activities.
  1. Post-Graduation Commitment:
  • Must be willing to teach in a public school in their community after graduation.
  1. Character and Conduct:
  • Must be of good moral standing and have no existing disciplinary cases.
  1. Financial Need:
  • Must be in need of financial support to complete studies.
  • Preferably not a recipient of other scholarships.
  1. Health Requirement:
  • Must be in good health.

Requirements:

Before applying, make sure you have all the necessary documents ready. Here are the requirements:

  1. Online Application Form:
  • Complete the online application form by clicking the apply button below:
  1. Proof of Enrollment or Admission:
  •   Incoming college students: Provide proof of admission and a letter of intent to enroll.
  •   Ongoing college students: Submit a certificate of registration from the current semester or a letter of intent to enroll in the next semester.
  1. Certified True Copy of Grades:
  • Incoming college students: Submit academic records from Grades 11 and 12 (available quarters).
  • Ongoing college students: Provide grades from at least the two most recent consecutive semesters.
  1. Official Grading System Documentation:
  •  Include any document from the institution showing the transmutation of grades, such as the official grading system of the university or school (e.g., 2.0 = 80%).
  1. Portfolio of Community Involvement:
  • Share a portfolio reflecting your involvement in the community and its impact. Access the portfolio link below:
  1. Certificate of Good Moral Character:
  • Obtain a certificate of good moral character from the current year.
  1. Proof of Household Income:
  • If applicant has employed parents/guardians: Provide one of the following: Certificate of Employment with position and salary, latest Income Tax Return (ITR), or BIR Form 2316.
  • If applicant has unemployed parents/guardians: Submit a BIR tax exemption certificate obtained from the Local Government Unit (LGU).
  1. Proof of Residence:
  •  Provide a photo of the residence and either proof of billing or a barangay certificate.
  1. ID Picture:
  •   Submit an ID picture on a white background (Square image).

Kindly click the provided links or buttons to access the forms or portfolios and follow the instructions provided to complete your application for the GBF TeachSTEM College Scholarship.

Benefits: 

As a scholar, you’ll enjoy the following benefits until graduation from your degree program, provided you meet the scholarship retention requirements each semester.

Financial Grant: Scholars receive financial support directly deposited into their bank accounts annually:

Institution TypeFinancial Grant
State University₱65,000 per year
Private University₱85,000 per year

Scholar Development Programs: Access exclusive capacity-building programs, including leadership development, upskilling, and subject content mastery.

Community Support: Receive support and guidance from a vibrant community of educators, fostering growth and collaboration throughout your academic career.

Priority Degree Programs:

Here are the various programs offered by  GBF TeachSTEM College Scholarship for your career in education and technology.

Bachelor of Secondary Education, major in: 

  • Mathematics 
  • Science 
  • Biology  
  • Physics  
  • Chemistry  
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education, major in: 

Science and Mathematics 

  • Mathematics 
  • Science and Health Education  
  • General Education  
  • General Curriculum  
  • Early Education 
  • Information Technology & TLE Courses 

Bachelor in Information Technology Education (BITED), with Certificate in Elementary, Junior High School & Senior High School Teaching  

  • Bachelor of Technology and Livelihood Economics 
  • Bachelor of Technology and Livelihood Education, major in Information and Communication Technology  
  • Bachelor of Technical-Vocational Teacher Education, major in:  

Drafting Technology                              

  • Civil Technology and Construction Technology  
  • Electronics Technology  
  • Automotive Technology  
  • Construction Technology  
  • Computer Systems Servicing  
  • Heating, Ventilating and Air-conditioning Technology  
  • Mechanical Technology  
  • Computer Programming  

Civil Technology  

  • Electrical Technology  
  • Computer Hardware Servicing 

Application Process: 

Send your application and other submission requirements online, Qualified applicants will be invited to a live online exam and panel interview.

Here’s a simple guide to help you navigate through the application process for the GBF TeachSTEM College Scholarship. Follow these steps to ensure your application is complete and ready for submission.

  1. Access the application form by clicking the button below.
GBF TeachSTEM College Scholarship
  1. Data privacy notice and consent:
  • Applicants will be required to review and agree to the Data Privacy Notice and provide their consent for the collection and processing of their personal data for scholarship application purposes.

  1. Applicant information:

   Applicants will need to provide personal information including:

  • Family background
  • Income information and more.
  1. Educational Background:

Applicants will need to provide details related to their degree program and enrollment status, such as:

  •  Whether they are an incoming or ongoing college student
  •  Degree program with major
  1. Documents to be submitted 

Applicants will be required to submit various documents, including:

  • Certificate of Registration from the current semester
  •  File naming convention: TSC_Application_CoR_Surname_FullName_UniversityAbbreviation
  •  True Copy of Grades reflecting GWA from the 1st semester of AY 2023-2024. If not available, then submit from the 1st semester of AY 2022-2023.
  1. GBF TeachSTEM Scholarship Campaign:

This section may involve additional information or requirements related to the scholarship campaign.

  1. GBF TeachSTEM Scholarship ONLINE Campaign and Verification:

Applicants may be directed to an online campaign or verification process related to the GBF TeachSTEM Scholarship.

  1. Click Submit to Finish:

Finally, applicants will need to review their information, ensure all required documents are attached, and submit their application.

Application Deadline:

The scholarship application period for the GBF TeachSTEM College Scholarship Program for the academic year 2024 is now OPEN! Applicants can submit their applications until April 30, 2024.

Be sure to bookmark this page for updates on successful applicants or follow our social media channels for announcements and updates regarding the application process.

Contact Details:

For inquiries, you can reach them at:

Emailteachstem@gbf.com.ph
Office Address6th Floor, Robinsons Cybergate Tower 3, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Final Thoughts:

The GBF TeachSTEM College Scholarship is a valuable opportunity for those passionate about teaching or interested in STEM fields.

It offers support for education and enables individuals to make positive contributions in their communities.

If you know someone who shares a passion for education or technology, encourage them to explore the GBF TeachSTEM College Scholarship.

Sharing this opportunity can empower more individuals and contribute to a brighter future.

Your support makes a difference.

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References:

  1. Gokongwei Brothers Foundation. (n.d.). TeachSTEM College Scholarship. Retrieved March 7, 2024, from https://www.gokongweibrothersfoundation.org/programs/teachstem-college-scholarship

GBF. (n.d.). TeachSTEM College Scholarship. Retrieved March 7, 2024, from https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=783731380457816&set=a.612912364206386

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