The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is an attached agency to the Office of the President for administrative purposes. Its mandate is to promote relevant and higher quality education that will make graduates and professionals, highly competent and recognized in international arena.


It also include in their mandate to ensure that quality higher education is accessible to all who seek it, particularly those who may not be able to afford it.

In consonance with the mandate CHED continues to provide poor and deserving Filipinos opportunities for quality higher education as articulated in its Long Term Development Plan provisions for “Access and Equity” with the establishment and maintenance of scholarship, grants-in-aid and loan programs.

If you or any of your family members are interested to avail the program and you think you are eligible check the list of qualifications below.

Qualifications for CHED scholarship

According to the official gazette of the Philippine Government, to be able to qualify in Full Scholarship (FS) from CHED, the students must have a general weighted average (GWA) of at least 90% or its equivalent and GWA of at least 85% or its equivalent for a Partial Scholarship (PS).

  • Must be a Filipino citizen;
  • Must be a high school graduate; candidate for graduation; with earned units in college; passer of ALS/PEPT;
  • Must have a combined annual gross income of parents/guardian not to exceed P300,000.00;
  • Must avail of only one CHED scholarship or financial assistance program; and
  • Must not be a graduate of any degree program.

Requirements for CHED scholarship

General Weighted Average (GWA) Requirements

Full Scholarship (FS)

Intended for high school graduates whose general weighted average (GWA) is at least 90% or its equivalent, and for graduating high school students whose GWA is at least 90% or its equivalent in the third year and at least 90% in the first three grading periods of the fourth year, who will enroll in identified priority courses in duly authorized public or private higher education institutions (HEIs).

Partial Scholarship (PS)

Intended for high school graduates whose GWA is at least 85% or its equivalent and for graduating high school students whose GWA is at least 85% in the third year and at least 85% in the first three grading periods of the fourth year, who will enroll in identified priority courses in duly authorized public HEIs

Academic Scholarship

Senior High School Graduate

  • Photocopy of grades in Grade 12 and original copy of the Certificate of General Weighted Average (GWA) from the principal.

Candidate for Graduation in Senior High School


  • Photocopy of grades in Grade 12 (1st semester) and original copy of the Certificate of General Weighted Average (GWA) from the principal.
  • Photocopy of grades in grade 11 (1st and 2nd semesters) and original copy of the Certificate of General Weighted Average (GWA) from the principal.

Accreditation and Equivalency Test Passer (ALS)

  • Photocopy of Alternative Learning System (ALS) Accreditation and Equivalency Test Certificate/Certificate of Rating (Secondary Level) from the Department of Education (DepEd);
  • Photocopy of Diploma

Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) Passer

  • Photocopy of Certificate of Rating from DepEd;
  • Photocopy of Diploma

With Earned Units in College

  • Photocopy of grades in all subjects in completed semesters and Certification of Total General Weighted Average (GWA) from the registrar.

Other Requirements

A. Any one of the following:

  • Latest Income Tax Return (ITR) of parents or guardian,
  • Certificate of Tax Exemption from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR),
  • Certificate of Indigency from their Barangay,
  • Case Study from Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), or Affidavit of No Income
  • For children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) and seafarers, a latest copy of contract or proof of income may be considered.

B. Certificate of good moral character from the last school attended

How to Apply for CHED Scholarship

Step 1. Fill out the CHED Student Financial Assistance Programs StuFAPs application form from CHED offices or you can download it here.

Step 2. After you fully accomplished the form, submit it to CHED Regional Offices together with all documentary requirements mentioned above.

Step 3. After the evaluation of the forms and documents you submitted, CHED will contact/mail you regarding the status of your application.

For more information about CHED scholarship, please visit CHED official website or the Philippine government official gazette.

Read Also: Philippine National Police (PNP) Application Requirements and Procedure

9 COMMENTS

  1. Hello po, graduated po ako ng SHS nitong april 2 lang,gusto ko po sanang mag apply for scholarship,pero hindi ko po alam kung qualified ba ko and kung ano ano ung kaylangan na requirements.sana po may magresponse kaagad thankyou.

  2. hello po,gruated po ako ng shs nitong april 11 lang po ,gusto ko lang po sana mag apply for scholarship hindi ko lang po alam kung paano at kung ano po ang requirements sana po magkaresponse po thank you and God Bless 🙂

  3. hi po good day, gusto kopo sanang mag download ng aplication form but wala po rito sa page niyo. can you please give me the address. salamat po

  4. Good day po, Gusto kopo sanang magdownload ng application form po kaso po wala po dito sa page nyo. thankyou po.

  5. Hai po good evening po gusto kupu sanang magdowload ng application form po kaso po hindi kopo alam kung paano gusto kopo kasing makakuha ng scholarship para sa pag aaral kopo need kopo tlga gusto kopong makatapos ..thank you po

  6. available parin po ba itong scholarship hanggang ngayon?1st yr. college na po kc ang dalawa kong kapatid. kambal po sila

  7. Good day! I graduated this year last April and I am a college student BS Psychology Major. I just want to ask if how can I fill up the requirements for applying scholarship? And is this scholarship available? I hope someone will help me with the regards thanks you

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