Pursue Your Dreams: Apply Now for the CHED Merit Scholarship Program

Source: CHED Region II

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has announced that the Region 2 Merit Scholarship Program application is now available online. This scholarship program is intended to provide financial assistance to financially disadvantaged students who demonstrate academic excellence. In this article, we will discuss the CHED Merit Scholarship Program in Region 2, including its requirements, application process, and tips for increasing your chances of selection.

What is the CHED Merit Scholarship Program?

The CHED Merit Scholarship Program is a scholarship grant provided by the Commission on Higher Education to support students with outstanding academic performance who are financially unable to support their studies.t is the CHED Merit Scholarship Program. There is a full scholar and the so-called half scholar.

Who is Eligible for the CHED Merit Scholarship Program in Region 2?

1. Filipino citizen;

2. Garduate of Senior High School or Graduating

3. General Weighted Average - (Full SSP and Full Private Education Student Financial Assistance - 96% or equivalent, Half SSP and Half PESFA 93-95 % or equivalent)

4. Parents' or guardian's combined gross annual income can't be more than PHP 400,000.00; and

5. Student-applicants who belong to a special group, like Underprivileged and Homeless Citizens, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) Solo Parents and/or their Dependents, and Indigenous Peoples (must submit certification and/or Identification Cards (IDs) issued by the right offices or agencies).

What are the Requirements Needed to Apply for CHED Scholarship?


  • Authenticated Copy of Birth Certificate
  • For Senior High School Graduates, a copy of their High School Report Card has been authenticated. 
  • Senior High School Graduating Students must submit an official copy of their Grade 11 and Grade 12 first-semester grades.

Income: Student applicants must submit one of the following income-related documents:
  • If employed, most recent Income tax return (ITR) of parents or guardian.
  • Bureau of Internal Revenue  Tax Exemption Certificate
  • Certificate of Indigency issued by the Barangay or the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD);
  • Children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and seafarers may submit the most recent copy of their contract proving their income
Others: Any evidence of the following
    1. Parent is/are a senior citizen
    2. Constituting the indigenous population
    3. Included in Person with Disability (PWD) category
    4. Underprivileged and homeless residents

CHED Scholarship Coverage

Full Scholarship Coverage

  • Private College/University-120 000 per year
  • Public College/University-60000 per year

Half Scholarship Coverage

  • Private College/University-80 000 per year
  • Public College/University-40000 per year

How to Apply for the CHED Merit Scholarship Program in Region 2?

  1. Visit the CHED scholarship online application portal to apply for a scholarship.
  2. Fill out the online application form, including your name, address, mobile phone number, email address, the school and course you wish to enroll in, as well as your family history. It is crucial not to leave any spaces blank. Specify N/A if the question does not apply to you.
  3. Ensure that your requirements are in jpeg or pdf format before submitting the application.
  4. The final step of the application is to upload the aforementioned required documents.
  5. Submit the application and wait for acknowledgement of receipt.

The application submission deadline is on May 31, 2023.

List of CHED Scholarship Priority Courses


Science and Mathematics

  • Applied Physics/Physics
  • Applied Mathematics/Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics/Statistics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Human Biology
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Science
  • Meteorology
  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Information Technology Education

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Entertainment and Multimedia Computing/Game Development and Animation
  • Information System
  • Information Technology
  • Library and Information Science

Engineering and Technology

  • Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • Ceramic Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering/Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Food Engineering
  • Geodetic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing/Production Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Robotics Engineering
  • Sanitary Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technology
  • Aviation Related Programs
  • Engineering Technology
  • Industrial Technology
  • Mechatronics Engineering Technology


Architecture and Related Programs

  • Architecture
  • Fine Arts
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Environmental Planning

Business and Management

  • Accountancy
  • Business Analytics
  • Hospitality Management/Hotel and Restaurant Management
  • Tourism Management/Tourism

Health Profession Education

  • Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • Doctor of Optometry
  • Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Speech-Language Pathology

Maritime Education

  • Marine Engineering
  • Marine Transportation

Social Sciences

  • Community Development
  • Human Services (Guidance and Counselling)
  • Indigenous Peoples Studies/Education
  • Peace Studies/Education
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

Teacher Education

  • Secondary Education Majors in Science and Mathematics
  • Culture and Arts
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Special Needs Education
  • Sports and Exercise Science

Multi and Interdisciplinary Cluster

  • Agribusiness
  • Agro-Forestry
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • Disaster Risk Management/Climate Change
  • Renewable/Sustainable Energy


Regional Priority Programs

  • Human Development
  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • BS Religious Education
  • BS Philosophy
  • Construction Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Medical Electronics
  • BA Communication
  • BS Journalism
  • BA Broadcasting
  • BS Development Communication
  • Urban Planning
  • BA Philosophy
  • B Elementary Education
  • BS Criminology
  • BS Entrepreneurship
  • Naval Architecture
  • Volcanology and Seismology

Tips for a Successful Application

  1. Make sure to read the rules and instructions and understand them before you apply.
  2. Before you send in your application, double-check all the information you've given.
  3. Make sure you have all the documents you need ready ahead of time.
  4. Apply as soon as possible to avoid any technical problems or system errors that might come up as the deadline approaches.

The CHED Merit Scholarship Program in Region 2 is a great way for students who deserve it to go to college without having to worry about money. Students find it easier to apply now that they can do so online. You can increase your chances of being chosen as a CHED Merit Scholar if you prepare well. Apply right away and take the first step toward making your dreams come true!

For more information about the Scholarship:

Call: (078) 396-0689

Email: chedro2.csp@ched.gov.ph

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