OWWA Bridging Program

OWWA Bridging Program is a scholarship grant given to qualified graduates of BS Mechanical Engineering and BS Electrical Engineering who wish to pursue a BS Marine Engineering course.

What are the privileges, eligibility and documentary requirements for OWWA EDSP?

Scholarship Privileges

1. Financial assistance amounting to P 30,000.00 per semester

2. The scholar may choose his / her desired program/course offered by a CHED-accredited college or university

3. Scholarship shall continue until completion of the course (4-5 years), regardless of the status of OFW membership provided the Scholarship Agreement is complied with

Eligibility Requirements

1. Must be a child of a married OWWA member or brother / sister of an unmarried OWWA member

2. Must be 21 years old or below

3. Must be a Filipino citizen

4. Be in good health and with good moral character

5. Must have an average grade of at least 80% and belong to the upper 20% of the graduating class

Documentary Requirements

1. Accomplished application forms (2 sets)

2. 1″x 1″ ID pictures (2 copies)

3. Proof of relationship to Member (copy of Birth Certificate of applicant and of the Member if related as brother or sister duly certified by the Local Civil Registrar or NSO)

4. Form 137 or Transcript of Records with Principal’s Certification on Scholastic Standing

5. Proof of OWWA membership (i.e. Official Receipt of OWWA Contribution/Certification from OWWA Membership Processing Center)

6. Health Certificate attesting to physical fitness of applicant (Form B)

7. Certificate of Good Moral Character issued by the School Principal/Guidance Counselor (Form C)

8. Certification that applicant belongs to upper 20% of graduating class issued by school principal (2 sets)

9. Statement of applicant that he/she has not earned units in any post-secondary / undergraduate course (Form E)

10. Sworn Statement that he/she has no pending application for resident immigrant status in any country and does not have dual citizenship signed by parent or legal guardians (Form F)

What are the eligibility and documentary requirements for the Skills-for-Employment Scholarship Program (SESP)?

Qualified beneficiaries/dependents

1. Child not older than 21 years old or spouse of a married OFW

2. Brother/sister not older than 21 years old of an unmarried OFW

Availment Requirements

1. Must be an active OWWA member (land-based or sea-based) or beneficiary/dependent of an active OWWA member

2. Must pass the TESDA qualifying examination or Multiple Aptitude Battery Test (MABT) on the program of choice

3. Have at least one (1) recorded membership contribution

For subsequent availments, three (3) additional membership contributions are required. After completing the course, must submit for competency assessment and certification administered by TESDA or its accredited testing center.

Documentary Requirements

1. Accomplished application forms (2 sets)

2. 1″x1″ ID pictures (2 copies)

3. Form 137 / HS Report Card or Transcript of Records/ official copy of grades

4. Proof of OWWA Membership: official receipt of OWWA contribution / OFW E-Card

5. If a Member’s beneficiary: proof of relationship to OWWA member (e.g. copy of marriage contract and/or birth certificate of both OFW and applicant- dependent duly certified by the Local Civil Registrar)

What are the requirements for the Seafarer’s Upgrading Program (SUP)?

Availment and Documentary Requirements:

All Filipino seafarers who are OWWA members are entitled to avail of the program once every three (3) contributions. Availment may be assured upon first (1st) payment. Documents required are:

1. Accomplished application form

2. Seamen’s Identification and Record Book (SRIB)

3. Poof of OWWA Membership (OR Of contribution)

4. 1″x1″ photo (2 copies)

5. Latest residence certificate

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  1. Ms. Sheilla C. Mojica
    June 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I have a son 12yrs. of age now he is in first year high school student, I want to prepare his college education! how can I avail the scholarship through owwa? for the preparation of his college education?

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  2. Maria Eislyn Rosillon
    July 19, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Panu po ung anak ko first year na cya d ko naman po lam na may benefits ng scholarship para sa mga dependants pd ko pa ba pong maavail ung scholarship ng anak ko kahit naka start na cya sa first year pd pa po ba mahabol un?

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    • Maria Eislyn Rosillon
      July 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm

      Panu po ung anak ko first year na cya d ko naman po lam na may benefits ng scholarship para sa mga dependents pd ko pa ba pong maavail ung scholarship ng anak ko kahit naka start na cya sa first year pd pa po ba mahabol un? please po need ko reply…please advise me

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  3. Ma. Victoria M. Trinidad
    August 5, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    gud eve,, i have a son 1st yr college na po taking marine engineering at jblfmu ….can i apply for bridging program po………..thanks po

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    • oasisseeker
      August 7, 2013 at 1:51 am

      Magandang araw sa iyo, Kabayan.

      Makipag-ugnayan ka sa OWWA HOTLINE para matugunan agad ang iyong mga katanungan:

      OWWA Center Building
      7th Street corner F.B. Harrison St.
      Pasay City, Metro Manila
      Hotline numbers: (632) 8917601 to 24
      Text number: 0917 TXT OWWA (0917-8986992)
      TEXT OWWA: (63)917-8986992
      FAX: (632) 551-6651
      E-MAIL : owwa_opcenter247@yahoo.com
      Website: http://www.owwa.gov.ph

      or read more at http://www.owwabenefits.com/

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  4. Jun B. Pimentel
    January 18, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Really is it only for “The Bridging Program is a scholarship grant given to qualified graduates of BS Mechanical Engineering and BS Electrical Engineering who wish to pursue a BS Marine Engineering course.”? How about those who are graduates of other courses?

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  5. Kelvin
    February 19, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Kailangan po ba ng sponsoring company para maka avail ng scholarship sa bridging program?
    Salamat po

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