CHED Merit Scholarship Program (CMSP)

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March 29, 2023

๐Ÿ“ข ๐‚๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ!
CHED is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for the ๐Œ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ญ ๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ!
Here’s what you need to know to get started:

๐Ÿ“Œ To apply, simply send your documents ONLINE to your respective CHED Regional Office. Don’t forget, the deadline for submission is ๐จ๐ง ๐Œ๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘.

๐Ÿ† The selection process is highly competitive, and applicants will be ranked based on how well they meet the requirements.

๐Ÿ“ž For any inquiries or questions, please contact your respective CHED Regional Office. Check out the full list of offices here:

Get to know more about the Merit Scholarship Program at
Apply now and take the first step towards a brighter future!

CHED Merit Scholarship Program for incoming first-year college students for AY 2023-2024 is now open!

There are 13,455 slots available.

The deadline for submission is on May 31, 2023.


The CHED Merit Scholarship Program (CMSP) is a government-funded scholarship aimed at supporting academically talented students, especially those who belong to the following special groups:

    1. Underprivileged and homeless citizens (RA 7279);
    2. Persons with Disability (RA 7277); and
    3. Solo parents and/or their dependents (RA 8371).

This scholarship is open for incoming freshmen who want to pursue their undergraduate studies in any CHED recognized priority programs in private higher education institutions (HEIs) or State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs).

A qualified student may be awarded a full or partial scholarship under the State Scholarship and Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA). The financial assistance may cover tuition and other fees, as well as a monthly stipend for living expenses.

Overall, the CMSP is a valuable opportunity for promising Filipino students to pursue their higher education goals without having to worry about the financial burden.


  1. Filipino citizen
  2. Graduating high school student/ High school graduate with general weighted average (GWA) of at least 96% for Full Merit Program and 93% to 95% or its equivalent for Half Merit Program
  3. Student-applicants belonging to the special group of persons such as the underprivileged and Homeless Citizens under Republic Act (RA) No. 7279, Persons with Disability (PWDs) under RA No. 7277 as amended, Solo Parents and/or their Dependents under RA 8371, shall submit certifications and/or Identification Cards (IDs) issued by the appropriate offices or agencies.
  4. Avail of only one government-funded financial assistance program.


  1. Citizenship: Certified true copy of Birth Certificate
  2. Academic Requirements:
    • High school report card for incoming freshmen students eligible for college; and
    • Duly certified true copy of grades for Grade 11 and 1st semester of Grade 12 for graduating high school students
  3. Income Requirementsย (whichever is applicable)
    • Latest Income Tax Return (ITR) of parents or guardian;
    • Certificate of Tax Exemption from the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR);
    • Certificate of Indigence either from their Barangay or Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD);
    • Case Study report from DSWD; and
    • Latest copy of contract or proof of income, for the children of Overseas Filipino Workers and seafarers
  4. Other Requirement
    • Identification Card (ID) โ€“ Special Group (Underprivileged or Homeless, PWD, Solo Parent, Senior Citizen, Indigenous People)


This scholarship program shall coverย tuition and other school fees (TOSF), stipend which shall be released directly to the scholars or through HEIs, and book connectivity allowance per semesterย of a given academic year until the completion of the degree program.

Private HEIs

Program Period TOSF Stipend Book/ Connectivity Allowance Total
Full PESFA Annual 40,000 70,000 10,000 120,000
Semestral 20,000 35,000 5,000 60,000
Half PESFA Annual 20,000 35,000 5,000 60,000
Semestral 20,000 17,500 2,500 30,000


Program Period TOSF Stipend Book/ Connectivity Allowance Total
Full SSP Annual FREE 70,000 10,000 80,000
Semestral FREE 35,000 5,000 40,000
Half SSP Annual FREE 35,000 5,000 40,000
Semestral FREE 17,500 2,500 20,000


  1. Prepare the complete documentary requirements
  2. Scan the documentary requirements clearly.
  3. Send the application and documentsย ONLINEย to your respective CHED Regional Office.

For inquiries, kindly contact your respectiveย CHED Regional Office.

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    please send me a link for application (form) for CHED scholars. i really need a scholar this coming school years

    1. The Professor Author
  2. Bernandito S. Bayot Author

    Hi Sir,
    My daughter already receive Notice of Award and accept the grant though e-mail last August 9, 2023,
    and until now September 12, 2023 we will still waiting for their response.
    What we should do? we will wait there reply or contact the CHEDRO office in our region to inquire the status the scholarship.
    For your info and kind consideration regarding this matter, coz badly needed the said scholarship assistance.
    Thanks and regards.

  3. Marriahnelle Joyce R. Sapine Author

    I’m a FULL PESFA grantee. My course is BS in Civil Engineering. Is there consideration for Engineering students not to maintain the 85 grade? Because 3 in Engineering is a hard one to obtain. RP

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