Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) members, pensioners and their qualified dependents within the sixth civil degree of affinity and/or consanguinity will be able to avail of a twenty percent (20%) partial scholarship grant in tuition and laboratory fees in any STI campus nationwide. The educational assistance is extended up to the 6th civil degree of affinity and/or consanguinity which means that not only the children of GSIS members and pensioners can avail of the partial scholarship grant but also the relatives.
The partial scholarship grant can be availed by the scholars in their succeeding semesters provided they meet the performance requirements of the STI Scholarship Guidelines. Interested applicants for the scholarship will need to present their eCard Plus to any STI Campus for verification, and provide the necessary documentation for enrollment. STI scholars are required to maintain a General Weighted Average (GWA) of at least 2.25 or its equivalent of 83 % to 85 % with no grades lower than 2.5. In addition, scholars should not obtain a failing grade or absence without official leave (AWOL) in any subject; must not be dismissed, warned or held on probation due to scholastic delinquency; should not have any disciplinary offense, and must take a full load course for each semester as prescribed in the STI curriculum scholarship guidelines and student handbook.
This project aims to make quality education more available to GSIS members, their dependents, and pensioners.
The tie-up, which piloted in may 2009, has already given partial scholarship grants to more than 100 students translating to more than P500,000 in educational assistance.