How to Apply Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP)

The Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) is a baccalaureate scholarship program mandated by RA 10022 to provide financial support for the children of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). This program aims to help OFW families with their educational needs and give them access to quality education.

Also Read: How to Apply OWWA Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP)

Applicants must meet certain qualifications in order to be eligible for the CMWSP, such as being related to an OFW, having proof of family income, and providing proof of OWWA membership. Those who are accepted into this program can receive up to Php 20,000 every academic year while they pursue their bachelor’s degree.

The OWWA agency aims to improve the welfare and well-being of Filipino workers who are employed overseas. In order to help overseas Filipino workers and their dependents, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) offers a variety of insurance plans, scholarships, and educational opportunities. The Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) is one of the numerous scholarship programs the OWWA group offers to its dependents.

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What is CMWSP?

According to RA 10022, a baccalaureate scholarship program called the Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) must be offered. The CMWSP is an OWWA scholarship program that is funded by PCSO and is available to eligible migrant workers and/or their direct descendants who plan to pursue education in the priority areas of science and technology.

The financing for this program is handled by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) through a replenishable allotment provided to and maintained under a separate account by the OWWA Secretariat.

What are the Benefits?

The CMWSP Scholarship offers financial support up to 20,000.00 per academic year till four to five (4-5) years of bachelor course at any Philippine college or university.

The program will be beneficial to deserving migrant workers and/or their direct descendants who aspire to enroll in courses with a focus on science and technology, as determined by DOST.

Qualifications

The requirements to apply for the Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) are as follows:

  • The applicant must be an active OFW who deserves the opportunity and is under 45 years old.
  • The applicant must be an OFW child under the age of 21 who is currently employed.
  • The applicant must have a General Weighted Average (GWA) of 80% without failing grades in the top 20% of their graduating class for children of OFWs, or an OFW themselves with no failing grades.
  • The applicant must have a $2,400.00 annual family gross income, which is equivalent to ₱76,000.
  • The applicant must have successfully completed the Alternative Learning System (ALS) under the Continuing Education Program’s Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) with a minimum average of 85% or its equivalent, as certified by DepEd Accredited Schools.

Requirements

Following are the Documentary Requirements for Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP):

  • Applicants accomplished application form (2 sets)
  • Applicants 2×2 ID pictures
  • Form 137 or Certified true copy of Form 138/ Transcript of Records (TOR) with principal’s certification on scholastic standing
  • Passport ID of the OFW
  • Proof of OWWA membership of the OFW
  • Official receipt of OWWA contribution
  • Certification from OWWA membership processing center
  • Proof of relation to the OFW
  • Copy of birth certificate of applicant and the OFW authenticated by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • Duly certified Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or NSO if the applicant is the brother or sister of the OFW
  • Proof of Family Income
  • Income Tax Return
  • Overseas Employment Contract (OEC
  • and others as applicable

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Apply CMWSP

Follow the steps below to apply for Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP).

Step 1:  Click the following link and select the Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) here – https://scholarship.owwa.gov.ph

Step 2: Check the boxes in Qualified Beneficiaries.

Step 3: Select the nearest OWWA Regional Office and click Register to apply for a scholarship.

Step 4: Wait for the release of the master list of qualified applicants.

Step 5: Get the notice of the award and the orientation schedule for the scholarship.

Step 6: Participate in the scholarship orientation and cooperate with the formalization of the scholarship agreement.

Video Guide: How to apply for OWWA Scholarship

Watch the video below to learn more about the OWWA scholarships, along with the requirements, qualifications, and CMWSP application process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPjCGaBPmYk

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any further questions regarding “OWWA CMWSP”, see the list of frequently asked questions and answers below.

1. What is CMWSP?

Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) is a baccalaureate scholarship program mandated by RA 10022.

2. When is the CMWSP deadline?

Application date is January 31, 2023.

3. What are the CMWSP requirements?

  • Applicants accomplished the application form (2 sets)
  • Applicants 2×2 ID pictures
  • Form 137 or Certified true copy of Form 138/ Transcript of Records (TOR) with principal’s certification on scholastic standing
  • Passport ID of the OFW
  • Proof of OWWA membership of the OFW
  • Official receipt of OWWA contribution
  • Certification from OWWA membership processing center
  • Proof of relation to the OFW
  • Copy of birth certificate of applicant and the OFW authenticated by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
  • Duly certified Local Civil Registrar (LCR) or NSO if the applicant is the brother or sister of the OFW
  • Proof of Family Income
  • Income Tax Return
  • Overseas Employment Contract (OEC
  • and others as applicable

4. What’s CMWSP benefits?

Once the applicants have finished their bachelor course they may receive a scholarship grant of up to Php 20,000 every academic year (4-5 years).

Summary

Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) is a baccalaureate scholarship program mandated by RA 10022. All qualified applicants must submit their requirements before the deadline. The benefit of this program is that successful applicants may receive a scholarship grant of up to Php 20,000 every academic year.

So if you plan to take advantage of this scholarship, make sure to read the guidelines and submit your requirements before the deadline. Good luck!

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