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University of San Carlos (USC) Scholarship Program...

The University of San Carlos (US) grants scholarship opportunities to help deserving students who excel in their studies, including those who are qualified as members of USC varsity teams  and performing arts groups, and to those who are financially poor. Students can also avail of the scholarship program if they meet the requirements of alumni associations, government and private scholarships benefactors.

The Scholarship Program of University of San Carlos are sponsored by the following:
  • University of San Carlos (USC)
  • Alumni
  • Government and Private Institutions.
If you want to apply for scholarship, you must go to the Office of Scholarships in University of San Carlos - Main. The said office have application forms you need to fill in.

Completed application forms must be submitted within the scholarship registration period.

Take note: student grantees or students who are funded by other institutions or are not allowed to double-scholarship. But, if there are those qualified for two scholarship funded only by the University, they can be entitled to the scholarship that provides the higher financial grant, upon the endorsement of the Office of Scholarship. However, those who are beneficiaries of a scholarship grant funded by other institutions, not by USC, or private individuals are entitled to also avail of a tuition fee discount privilege due them because of scholastic excellence (i.e., Graduation Honors and Dean’s Honors List) and membership in varsity teams and performing arts groups recognized by the University.

University of San Carlos

Different Scholarships Offered

Who are qualified for the Scholarship Program?

University-Sponsored Scholarships  Academic Privileges for incoming first year college

The University of San Carlos (USC) grants scholarships to students who graduated from secondary education with graduation honors.

  • A VALEDICTORIAN is granted a tuition fee discount (excluding laboratory and other school fees) under these conditions: 100% if he/she comes from a class of at least 60 students; 75% from a class between 30-59 students, and 50% from a class between 15-29 students.
  • A SALUTATORIAN is granted tuition fee discount (excluding laboratory and other school fees) under these conditions: 75% if he/she comes from a class of at least 60 students; 50% from a class between 30-59 students, and 25% from a class between 15-29 students.
  • A FIRST HONORABLE MENTION student is granted a tuition fee discount (excluding laboratory and other fees) under these conditions: 50% if he/she comes from a class of at least 60 students; and 25% from a class between 30-59 students.

Privileges for honor students are given for TWO SEMESTERS ONLY, provided that the grantee obtains a general weighted average of 1.70 or better during the First Semester of his/her First Year in the University and does not shift to another curriculum.

Students with graduation honors have to apply for the scholarship privileges to which they are entitled. They must submit a duly accomplished Application Form attaching the following requirements:
• Certification from the Principal of the secondary school where graduated stating the Graduation Honor and the number of graduates in their class;
                • Certificate of Good Moral Character.
They must comply with the following conditions:

                • Not enjoy any other scholarship privilege granted by the University;
                • Carry the normal load of their prescribed curriculum.
After two semesters, students granted the scholarship privileges because of their graduation honors, may continue to avail of their privileges if they meet the qualifications for the Dean’s Honors List.

Students on the Dean’s Honors List

University through each College recognizes superior scholastic achievement through the Dean’s Honors List. To qualify, the following requirements have to be met:

  • One year of residence in USC starting the first year.
  • Currently enrolled in the same curriculum pursued in the immediately preceding semester;
  • Carry a regular load for the Semester according to the curriculum enrolled in;
  • Of good moral character and not charged of any offense and without a pending case in any court of law or any administrative body;
  • No grade of 5.0 or NC; and
  • With a General Weighted Average (GWAG) of at least 1.70.

Students who qualify for the Dean’s Honors List are entitled to receive a Certificate of Recognition during the College Recognition Day held in every succeeding semester.

The top three students with the highest GWAG in a college/department/grouping of departments will enjoy the scholarship privilege specified below:

First Ranking
1.00 - 1.20
100% tuition fee
Second Ranking
1.21 - 1.45
75% tuition fee
Third Ranking
1.46 -1.70
50% tuition fee

The top three students in a College will be considered but the minimum grade shall be required. There is no limit in the number of students to enjoy the privilege if they have the same GWAG. For instance, if in a particular College, three students obtained a GWAG of 1.20, then all three students will enjoy the 100% tuition fee discount privilege.

In the event that any one of the first three ranking students fails to qualify for the tuition fee discount privilege, the next ranking student on the Dean’s Honors List will be considered.

The GWAG shall be computed based on the Final Grades of all courses taken in the immediately preceding semester, except NSTP (ROTC, LTS and CWTS). In the case of a transferee, he/she must have at least a year of residence in USC.

Students on the Dean’s Honors List who are entitled to scholarship privileges enjoy a tuition fee discount during the immediately preceding semester. Those who have graduated are no longer entitled to the tuition fee discount privilege which is not convertible to cash nor can be claimed as refund.

Students who are disqualified in the Dean’s Honors List may still qualify for Graduation Honors based on the set criteria.

USC Varsity Teams

Athletes are granted scholarships in the form of tuition fee adjustments privilege subject to the conditions laid down by the Board of Athletics. The Varsity Teams organized in the University for men and women are the following sports:

  • Badminton
  • Swimming
  • Basketball
  • Table Tennis                    
  • Chess
  • Taekwondo
  • Lawn Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer Football
USC Performing Arts Groups

Students with special talents who qualify membership in the following performing arts groups are granted tuition fee adjustment privileges subject to the conditions set by the Performing Arts Committee:

  • Band
  • Dance Troupe
  • Choristers
  • Theater Guild

Working Students Scholarship

The University through Human Resource Management Office administers a Working Student Scholarship Program (WSSP) primarily to assist deserving students who are financially unable to obtain college education.

Students accepted to WSSP shall work for four hours a day (24 hours a week) in consideration for free tuition fee and other fees and a semestral book allowance to be determined by the University Administration.

The University President’s Scholars

The University President provides scholarship for 10 slots, preferably to promising students of low socio-economic status who are enrolled in any 4 or 5 year baccalaureate curriculum.

By virtue of Presidential Decree No. 451 Section 7, the University President provides scholarships to poor but deserving students at the ratio of one for every 500 students enrolled.

Likewise, Presidential Decree No. 577 (Armed Forces of the Philippines) provides the granting of full scholarship to dependents of military personnel who died or are incapacitated while in active service. The number of grantees is at the ratio of one grantee for every 2000 students of the total enrolment.

St. Arnold Janssen Scholars – given to SVD promising seminarians.

Apart from the aforementioned scholarships the USC grants tuition fee discount privileges to children of its academic and non-academic employees as well as to students coming from the same family. USC also affords schooling privilege to academic and non-academic employees.

Alumni-Sponsored Scholarships  

College department-based alumni associations, geographical alumni chapters, alumni classes or batches, alumni groups and individuals offer scholarship to promising students who will meet their required qualifications.

  • Alpha Sigma Fraternity
  • Bisca (Bisaya Circle of America)
  • CAMI (Carolinians Association of Manila, Inc.)
  • Carolinians Alumni Charitable Foundation (Toronto Carolinians)
  • Carolinians USA Midwest
  • USC BH        Class 1965
  • USC BH        Class 1948
  • USC-GHS Class 1980
Government-Sponsored Scholarships

As an autonomous higher education institution in the country and with its track record of linkages with government, the University is privileged to administer scholarship programs sponsored by the following government agencies:

  • CHED – PESFA (Private Education Student Financial Assistance)
  • Hon. Antonio V. Cuenco        
  • Hon. Antonio Yapha, Jr.
  • Hon. Benhur L. Salimbangon
  • Hon. Marina Clarete
  • Hon. Nerissa Soon-Ruiz
  • Hon. Orlando A. Fua, Jr.
  • Hon. Pablo Garcia
  • Hon. Raul V. del Mar
  • CHED: NSP (National Study Program)
  • CHED: RSP (Regional Study Program)
  • CHED: SEGEAP (Selected Ethnic Group Education Assistance)
  • CHED: SFM (Scholarship Full Merit)
  • CHED: SHM (Scholarship Half Merit)
  • CHED: SLP-COE (Study Now-Pay Later – Center of Excellence)
  • CHED: SNPL (Study Now Pay Later)
  • CHED: SSGP (Senate Study Grant Program)
  • CHED: SSP (National State Scholarship Program)
  • College of Education Loan Plan of the City of Mandaue
  • CTEAP (Cebu Tertiary Education Assistance Program)
  • DOST – SEI: Applied Physics
  • DOST – SEI: RA 7687
  • GSIS (Government Service Insurance System)
  • NCIP (National Commission on Indigenous People)
  • Noli de Castro Scholarship Program
  • OWWA (Overseas Workers Welfare Association)
  • PGMA – HELFP (President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo – Higher Education Loan Fund Program)

Other Scholarships Handled by Colleges

    - Arts and Sciences
  • CAFA Educational Loan Assistance
  • - Architecture and Fine Arts
  • DOST Consortium   
  • - Education/SMED
  • - Engineering
  • SCHERMBECK         
  • - Commerce
Private Institution-Sponsored Scholarships

The strong partnership s of the University with business and industry, professional associations, religious groups and individuals, privately-run corporations and establishments have come to offer scholarship grants for philanthropic and humanitarian purposes. These private institutions vary in their scholarship requirements and conditions.

Private – Sponsored Scholarships – Institution

  • Aboitiz College Scholarship
  • Ateneo de Zamboanga
  • Bogo Medellin Milling, Co., Inc. (BOMEDCO)
  • Compassion in Jesus’ Name
  • Doña Modesta S. Gaisano Foundation, Inc.
  • Eastern Visayas State University
  • Edgar Cokaliong Foundation, Inc.
  • Fairchild
  • First Consolidated Bank (FCB)
  • Golden Valley and Golden Prince Scholarship
  • IMAD
  • Jesus V. Del Rosario/Emcor Foundation(JVER)
  • Lear
  • Lexmark (Research and Development Corp)
  • Menzi Trust Fund
  • Metrobank Foundation, Inc.
  • Mindanao State University Tawi-Tawi
  • Muñasque – Perez Foundation
  • Nature’s Legacy
  • NEC Foundation
  • PHINMA Foundation
  • PJ Lhuillier
  • Rosie Chew Scholarship/CARD Foundation
  • SM Foundation
  • St. Peter Academy of Alegria Foundation, Inc. (SPAAFI)
  • Sun Life Financial- Philippines Foundation, Inc.
  • Tamiya Scholarship Grant
  • USC Credit Cooperative
  • Western Mindanao State University
  • Willy N. Gan Foundation, Inc.

Private – Sponsored Scholarships – Personal

  • Claude M. Wilson Program
  • Dr. John Brulé
  • Engr. Eduardo C. Goyeneche
  • Floyd O. Hicks
  • Fr. Gerhard Huth, SVD & Dr. Josef Schex
  • Fr. Henry Schumacher, SVD
  • Goipeng
  • Co Tiong Co King Ting
  • Giselda Pedron  Memorial Scholarship.  In March 23, 1984 an industrial accident claimed the life of Mariano Zilio. Having found healing from their loss through SVD friends, his parents gratefully offer this scholarship in Religious Education at the University of San Carlos. This particular contribution to the mission apostolate is named the Giselda Pedron Memorial Scholarship after Mariano’s grandmother.

For more information please visit the University of San Carlos Official Website: www.usc.edu.ph

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Total comments : 16
James Kyle Ubas [Entry]

Good day Sir/Ma'am, I would like to know how to get and apply a "Working Student Scholarship" from your school since my family cannot afford to send me in this great institution. USC is one of the best Universities that's why I keep dreaming that someday I will graduate in that School. I'm not good at SPORT fields but I am well determine that if ever I were given a scholarship I will never fail your expectations from me as one of the potential student of your school. Thank You!!!!!
jhoanna blanca [Entry]

Good day! I am an upcoming college student in the next school year. I want to pursue my studies in this university since it is my dream to be part of this school and I believe that this is the best school suited for my chosen course but due to financial problem, I dont have enough amount of money to support my studies. For that, I would like to ask if there is an available slot remaining for the application of working scholar in your school because I want to apply. God bless and Thank you .
Rona Lee A. Bojos [Entry]

Good afternoon admin :)! I would like to ask if there are any existing scholarship programs offered by your institution?

Thank you so much :)!!
Mark Anthony Ho [Entry]


I would like to apply for the "Working Student Scholarship" program of University of San Carlos. I'm willing to work and study at the same time. I know how to manage my time as well since I'm currently working as a CSR in a BPO company. The reason why I will apply for the said scholarship program because I want to go back to school and study. Hopefully, someone can help me with this Thanks.
grace [Entry]

good morning mam/sir? i would like to ask if there is any scholarship offered for a becoming high school student?
gel astillero [Entry]

i'd like to inquire if there is a scholarship for college undergraduate in your school. I studied Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in CITU before. I would like to apply if you consider me as one of the students who would like to study in your school. thanks.
Tristan Rey [Entry]

i'd like to inquire if you do offer a scholarship for MA. I am graduated for AB Philosophy and since i don't have enough money to sustain my self, i'm just inquiring if you do have this kind of scholarship for MA. Thanks and God Bless all.
Visly S. Quia-ot [Entry]

Good evening. Is it really true that CTEAP is accepted in your school? Because, as far as I know, CTEAP is only for CNU and CTU schools. I am just asking, If ever I could pass the scholarship then I'll just better go in USC.
Jenilyn Pardillo Dumagil [Entry]

Good day! I just wanna inquire if I can still apply for any scholarship program in your university eventhough I stopped studying before and got no grade in my transcript of records for the 2nd semester last 2011. I'm very eager 2 study again thats why i am looking for scholarships.
kathleen joy buot [Entry]

i really want to apply to your scholarship program because i want to send to school and let my self to be a educated person . how can i apply ? and whats the requirements ?

for i am very willing to take that scholarship , for my future and for my family ,, . thank you . and god bless!!!
camille enolpe [Entry]

Can I ask for the requirements and the deadline for applying as a working scholar? My classmates and I are planning to go to Cebu City to find universities giving scholarships. Please reply thank you.
Vincent Paul Fontanoza [Entry]

I think so inquiries and applications must be done in the Office of Scholarships in University of San Carlos - Main as what was indicated above. Your messages here will not be accommodated.
Hazel Calvo [Entry]




Can I inquire about your working scholarship?

Lady Mai Sumile Castillo [Entry]

To whom it may concern,

I would like to apply to your working scholarship program, I'm really hoping and dreaming that somehow there will be somebody who could help me to finish my studies in college. I really want to go to college. But sad to say my parents couldn't afford it, my father is just a carpenter and my mother is just a simple housewife who used to take good care of my 2 brothers and 3 sisters. And because I'm the eldest in my family I really wanna help them, and I know the only to help them is to finish my studies to be able to find a good job...I'm just one out of the million teenager who can't go to school because of financial support...I may not a top student in the class, and I don't have those high grades..but I'm willing to work and do all my duties if I'll be given a chance...and if you will just answer me to have an interview, I'm very much available..I may not good in writing such like this,,,but I hope you understand my needs and courage...to be accepted and to graduate...thank you and god bless us all....