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In 2010, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) found that the Philippines had only 14% of college students taking up engineering courses, compared to 23% in G7 countries and 39% in China. Engineering students also had a staggering dropout rate of 40-60%, with reasons such as it is a difficult course to begin with and that they were lacking the support to help them pull through, coupled with poor teaching that discouraged learning, and a lack of excitement and belonging to the engineering profession.

PhilDev believes that a science and engineering education plays a critical role in accelerating national development. The goal of Phildev Science and Engineering Scholarships (PSES) is to increase the ratio of science and engineering practitioners in the Philippines, helping students achieve their best in school and flourish as professionals.

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Accepted PhilDev Scholars receive:

  • Tuition

  • Allowance

  • Annual Summer Camp

Scholars also receive support services from the PhilDev Scholarships Team:

  • Mentorship network

  • One-on-one discussions

  • Peer group support

  • Career assistance through internship and job placements

Scholarships are given to students who are entering their second year (or upwards) in any STEAM  course (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Mathematics) from partner universities across the Philippines

I initially thought that PhilDev will only be providing financial support, but I am happy that they provided more than that. They have other kinds of support and the PSES Team is also very hands on. They really make it a point to visit us every month.

I learned a lot from the PhilDev-Shell Camps. For me, learning is not limited to the four corners of the classroom. I learned to interact with other people. Grades can only take you so far, but the connections built are also important. PhilDev provided us with all kinds of support to promote our holistic development.

JC Rosette, PhilDev Scholar, graduated from University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 2017. He is currently a Cadet Process Engineer at Petron Refinery. 



I will never forget the day I received the message I was a PhilDev scholarship receipient. I was so happy because the benefits of the program are incomparable to other scholarship offerings out there. It was memorable.

Aside from financial aid, the biggest impact of the scholarship are the learnings from summer camps. Mentorship, personal development, career guidance and resume building are all given by PhilDev.

Kevin Relleve, a PhilDev Scholar, graduated from UP Los Banos with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 2017. He also placed Top 1 on the Electrical Engineer Board exams.

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Your donation can help

Each PhilDev Scholar receives on average $3,300 a year, which includes tuition fees, allowances, and support services. Any amount donated can support our scholars.


Invest in the future minds of the Philippines.


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