Many Filipino families face challenges in affording education, especially those whose parents work overseas. To help address this issue, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has created the OWWA Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP).

The CMWSP offers financial assistance to the children of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to pursue higher education. 

This article explores how the program helps OFW families by covering tuition fees, expenses, qualifications, requirements, how to apply and allowances, making education more accessible for their children.

About OWWA: 

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment of the Philippines. Its primary mission is to safeguard the interests of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families. 

OWWA offers a range of services including social security, cultural assistance, employment aid, assistance with remittances, and legal support.

Established in 1977 as the Welfare and Training Fund for Overseas Workers, OWWA has been dedicated to supporting OFWs throughout their employment abroad. Its headquarters is located at F.B. Harrison Street corner 7th Street in Pasay, near EDSA Extension, Philippines.

OWWA Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP):

The OWWA Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) is a scholarship initiative designed to assist deserving migrant workers and their immediate descendants in pursuing higher education. 

Specifically focused on priority fields in Science and Technology, the program provides financial aid of up to Php60,000.00 per school year.

This assistance is available throughout the duration of a 4-5 year baccalaureate course at any accredited college or university in the Philippines. 

The funding for the CMWSP is provided by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) through a replenishable allocation, managed separately by the OWWA Secretariat.


Before applying for the OWWA Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) for the academic year 2024-2025, it’s essential to understand the eligibility criteria.

These criteria ensure that the scholarship reaches those who truly need and deserve it. 

Below are the requirements applicants must meet to qualify for this valuable educational opportunity.

  1. Deserving Migrant Workers (active OFWs) who are not more than 45 years old.
  2. Children of active or inactive OFWs who are below 21 years old.
  3. General Weighted Average (GWA) of 80% without failing grades or within the top 20% of graduating class for children of OFWs, or no failing grades if the applicant is an OFW themselves.
  4. Annual family gross income of $2,400.00 or P76,000.00.
  5. Alternative Learning System passers under the Continuing Education Program – Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) with an average of at least 85% or its equivalent as certified by DepEd Accredited Schools.

Application Process:

Get ready to apply for the OWWA Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) for the 2024-2025 academic year! This section will walk you through the steps you need to follow to complete your application. 

From collecting the documents you need to knowing when and how to apply, we’ve got all the information you need. Let’s get started on your journey to securing this educational opportunity!


To apply for the Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP), you’ll need to gather the following documents:

  1. Completed application form (2 sets)
  2. Two recent 2×2 ID pictures
  3. Form 137 or Certified true copy of Form 138/Transcript of Records (TOR) with principal’s certification on scholastic standing
  4. Passport ID of the OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker)
  5. Proof of OWWA membership of the OFW
  6. Official receipt of OWWA contribution
  7. Certification from OWWA membership processing center
  8. Proof of relation to the OFW
  9. Authenticated copy of the birth certificate of the applicant and the OFW by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  10. Duly certified Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or NSO if the applicant is the brother or sister of the OFW
  11. Proof of Family Income, such as Income Tax Return
  12. Overseas Employment Contract (OEC)
  13. Any other documents as applicable to your situation.

Application Deadlines:

The application timeline for the OWWA Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) is as follows:

  • Opening date of online application: November 20, 2023.
  • The deadline for CMWSP application for the academic year 2024 is typically announced separately, usually falling within the first few months of the year.

It’s important to stay updated with official announcements from OWWA regarding the specific application deadline for CMWSP for the academic year you intend to apply.

How to apply:

Follow these simple steps to apply for the OWWA Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP):

1. Visit the OWWA application Portal by clicking the button below:

2. Check the boxes to confirm that you meet the qualifications as a beneficiary and select the OWWA Regional Office nearest to you.

3. Click “Register” to start your scholarship application.

4. Wait for the release of the master list of qualified applicants.

5. Once qualified, you will receive a notice of the award and details about the scholarship orientation schedule.

6. Attend the scholarship orientation and follow the procedures to formalize the scholarship agreement.

Please ensure you have completed all required forms accurately, uploaded the necessary documents, and submitted your application through the online portal.

Keep an eye on your email for any notifications or updates regarding your application status.


The OWWA Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) offers financial assistance to successful applicants. Here are the benefits provided:

Financial AssistanceUp to Php60,000.00 per school year
Duration of SupportUntil the completion of a 4-5 year baccalaureate course at any accredited college or university within the Philippines

This financial aid aims to alleviate the burden of educational expenses and empower recipients to pursue their academic goals.

Contact Details:

For any inquiries or assistance regarding the OWWA Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP), feel free to reach out through the following channels:

Metro Manila / Cellphone: 1348Regional: (02) 1348International: (+632) 1348
OWWA Central OfficeF.B. Harrison St, Pasay, Metro Manila8891-7601 to 24

Final Thoughts:

The OWWA Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) is an excellent opportunity for migrant workers and their families to receive support for their education.

With financial assistance of up to Php60,000.00 per school year and help until they finish their degree, it’s a significant help for those who want to pursue higher education.

For those who missed the initial application period, there may be a chance for the program to reopen in the future.

Stay updated with announcements from OWWA regarding any potential reopening of the CMWSP. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to further your education and turn your aspirations into reality when the program reopens!

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