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The Ultimate Guide to Securing a CHED Scholarship in 2023

the ultimate guide to securing a ched scholarship in 2023

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Are you looking for a competitive scholarship program? We’re pleased to let you know that CHED continues to offer quality scholarships for incoming college students. The major goal of the scholarship is to provide financial aid to college students enrolled or planning to enroll in authorized colleges, universities, or even Higher Education institutions.

Furthermore, the CHED Scholarship Program (CSP) remains one of the country’s most sought-after scholarship programs. In this article, we will provide you with all the information on securing a scholarship from CHED, especially the requirements you need to qualify for the program. 

Benefits of CHED Scholarship 2023

Private HEIs

  • PHP 120,000 (for the annual period of a Full PESFA)
  • PHP 40,000 (for the TOSF)
  • PHP 70,000 (for the stipend)
  • PHP 10,000 (for book and connectivity allowance)

The annual Half PESFA scholarship is divided by two for each offering, resulting in half the amount for each semester.


  • PHP 80,000 (annual Full SSP)
  • PHP 70,000 (for the stipend)
  • PHP 10,000 (for book and connectivity allowance)
  • Free TOSF

Half SSP

  • PHP 40,000
  • PHP 35,000
  • PHP 5,000
  • Free TOSF

CHED Scholarship 2023 Financial Assistance

The stipends provided to candidates cover the costs of tuition fees and other school fees (TOSF). These funds are disbursed to candidates or Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) each semester throughout the academic year until the completion of their degree program. The following table outlines the total stipend amounts for CHED 2023 scholars:

Full ScholarshipAnnual20,00040,00060,000
Full ScholarshipSemestral10,00020,00030,000
Half ScholarshipAnnual10,00020,00030,000
Half ScholarshipSemestral5,00010,00015,000

B. State Universities and Colleges (SUCs)/ Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs)

Full ScholarshipAnnualFREE40,00060,000
Full ScholarshipSemestralFREE20,00030,000
Half ScholarshipAnnualFREE20,00030,000
Half ScholarshipSemestralFREE10,00015,000

Eligibility Criteria of CHED Scholarship 2023

Here are the CHED scholarship requirements and criteria an applicant must meet to qualify for the scholarship program:

  • Must be a Filipino citizen (graduating high school or a high school graduate)
  • Must have a General Weighted Average (GWA) of 96% or above for FSSP and FPESFA.
  • A GWA of 93% but not more than 95% is required for half SSP and half PESFA.
  • A combined annual gross income for the guardian/parent(s) which exceeds not PHP 400,000 is necessitated.

Note: However, if the annual gross income for guardian/parent(s) surpasses the limit stated, applicants should provide a written certification and/or medical findings of illness of family member or or school certifications of two or more dependent enrolled in college, University, or Higher Education Institution.

Priority Courses for CHED Scholarship 2023

There are numerous CHED priority courses in which eligible beneficiaries of the CHED Scholarship 2022/2023 will be directed to enroll. Detailed information regarding the priority courses for the CHED Scholarship 2023 can be found in CHED Memorandum Order No. 10, series of 2021. 

This document provides comprehensive information on the reasoning behind the priority programs, the allocation of priority programs, the list of priority programs, career guidance, the clauses regarding repealing and separability, and the effective dates.

Application Requirements for CHED Scholarship 2023

The application criteria for the CHED Scholarship 2023 consist of citizenship, academic, and financial requirements. Eligible incoming first-year students must provide a certified original birth certificate and a certified original High School report card. Graduating high school students must submit original copies of their grades for grade 11 and the first semester of grade 12. 

Additionally, all applicants must have a certificate of excellent moral character from their last attended school.

The financial obligations for the CHED Scholarship 2023 include any one of the following documents:

  • Children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and seafarers must present the most recent copy of their contract or evidence of income.
  • A tax exemption certificate from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
  • The parents’ or guardians’ most recent income tax return (ITR),
  • A case study from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), or an affidavit of no income
  • Certificate of Indigency from their Barangay

Application Procedure for CHED Scholarship 2023

Follow the steps below to apply for the CHED Scholarship 2023.

  1. To begin, the student must obtain a copy of the ‘CHED StuFAPs application form’ from the CHED offices or download it from the CHED website—application for the CHED Scholarship in 2021.
  2. Fill out the application form and send it to the CHED Regional Offices with all the paperwork and the documentary requirements.
  3. Following the evaluation process, CHED will call or mail you personally to inform you of the status of your application.
  4. The completed CHED StuFAPS Application (StuFAPs Form 1) should be sent directly to the CHED Regional Office by the applicants.
  5. Applicants who wish to enroll in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) can submit their StuFAPs Form 1 directly to the SUCs in question.


For further clarifications, you may reach CHED from below contact details: 

  • Office of Student Development and Services at 3/F HEDC Building, CP Garcia Avenue, Quezon City with Tel No.: (02) 988-0001 and E-mail: oss@ched.gov.ph. 
  • You may also email them at info@ched.gov.ph or call at (02) 441-1260.

Final Thoughts

For the students, scholarship programs will always be beneficial. In fact, CHED’s scholarship programs have already helped countless Filipino students finish their education. However, the programs offered need specific requirements before one can apply. The CHED scholarship programs provide financial assistance to students and cover various benefits.

If you have any specific concerns or questions about the scholarship programs, we advise you to visit the closest CHED office, or better yet, contact them through their online platforms. WhatALife!/Val

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Also read: LIST: 7 Scholarship Programs in the Philippines for Filipino Students (2023 Edition)

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