Scholarships/Assistantships for Undergraduate Students
Before any student can be awarded any of the following scholarships or assistantships, he shall first apply for the grant with the Student Scholarship Committee using the forms prescribed, to be attached to his form as parts thereof:
Free tuition fee scholarship for one semester shall be awarded to valedictorians and 50% tuition fee to salutatorians of recognized high schools.
- University Scholarship. Free tuition free scholarship for one semester shall be awarded to students who obtained a quantitative point average of 1.50 or better during the preceding semester on an academic load of at least 18 units. Provided, that they have not received a grade lower than 3.00 or "Inc" in any of their subjects. Grade in NSTP shall not to be included.
- College Scholarship. Half-tuition fee scholarship for one semester shall be awarded to students who obtained a GPA of 1.51-1.75 during the preceding semester on an academic load of at least 18 units. Provided, that they have not received a grade lower than 3.00 or “Inc” in any of their subjects. Grade in NSTP not to be included.
- Service Scholarship. Free tuition fee scholarship during the semester shall be awarded to the following:
- The President of the Student Central Government;
- The Corps Commander of the ROTC Unit;
- The Editor-In-Chief of the NVSU Courier. Half tuition scholarship during the semester of service shall be awarded to the Managing Editor of the NVSU Courier; and
- Members of the University Band. Aside from tuition, laboratory fees and entrance fee shall also be free. However, a certificate of proficiency from the bandmaster shall be required.
- Athletic Scholarship. The percentage of tuition fee exemption will depend upon the level of the meet the student competed in during the preceding school year as certified by the Director of the P.E. Department for old students, and the former coach/principal for new students.
- Full-tuition scholarship shall be granted to students who participated in the national level of any recognized athletic meet.
- o Half-tuition scholarship shall be granted to students who participated in the regional level of any recognized meet.
- Cultural Scholarship. A similar scholarship shall be awarded to choral ensemble, dramatic guild or dance troupe members, ranging from 50% to 100% discount in tuition, as per recommendation of their respective heads.
- Full-tuition scholarship shall be granted to students who participated in the national level of any recognized cultural competition; or
- Half-tuition scholarship shall be granted to students who participated in the regional level of any recognized cultural competition.
Grants for students who are financially poor but academically able and willing to work. They shall be hired as student assistants/laborers in any of the offices/ projects of the University; provided, they shall work in areas along their line of specialization, subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations:
- Student Assistants. The student must have ageneral academic average of 2.50 during the preceding term and must currently carry a load of not more than 15 units during the semester and six units during the summer term.
- Student Laborers. Interested students with at least an average rating of 3.00 with all the subjects passed may be given work. Provided, that the student concerned shall carry not more than 15 units during the semester and six units during the summer term.
The University honors the scholarship of any student under the National Integrated Student Grant Program (NISGP), Selected Ethnic Groups Educational Assistance Program (SEGEAP), Barangay Scholarship Program (BSP), Philippines Veterans Affairs (PVA), Study-Now-Pay-Later Plan (SNPL) and other recognized similar government scholarships upon presentation of the Certification of Scholarship by the authorities of the said agencies.
- State Scholarships. The University shall enroll state scholars in the course of their choice and in accordance with Department Memorandum No. 8, s. 1969 which seeks the cooperation of all colleges and universities, both private and state, on the matter. Under the said memorandum, tuition and other expenses of the scholar are to be paid by the State Scholarship Council upon the availability of funds.
- Special Assistance Program of CHED. This is a Scholarship Assistance Program (SAP) in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) as provided for in Republic Act No. 8174, otherwise known as the “1996 General Appropriations Act” (1996 GAA), subject to the following:
- The candidate should have an average rating of at least 85% or its equivalent;
- The candidate must come from a fifth or sixth class municipality; and
- The income of the candidate’s family must not be more than Sixty Thousand Pesos (P60,000.00) per annum, as evidenced by the parents’ recent Income Tax Return.
Children of permanent full-time faculty members and employees of this University shall be granted free tuition fee. Provided, however, that said children are still single and not more than 21 years of age. Provided further, that the tuition for any subject failed during the semester shall be refunded accordingly in cash or by payroll deduction by the concerned school personnel.
This scholarship shall be given to students by donors (government as well as private agencies), generally, on the basis of the criteria specified by said donors. However, the hereunder general guidelines shall govern or shall be considered on default of any criteria laid down by the donors, to wit:
General Guidelines for Government Scholarships
The following shall be observed:
- Priority shall be given to those students taking courses directly concerned with food production (i.e. Agro-Fisheries, Animal Science, Crop Science) and natural resources conservation (i.e. Forestry, Agroforestry, Environmental Science, Agricultural Engineering);
- Relatively good grades in high school. Grade Point Average (GPA) and college admission examination scores shall be considered;
- Result of interview, which includes articulateness of applicants, possible gauge on personality, views on some pervasive social issues, etc. shall be considered; and
- Preference shall be given to those who are relatively poor.
Requirements to Maintain Scholarship
To maintain the scholarship, a student scholar shall:
- Have good scholastic standing with a semestral GPA of at least 2.50 excluding NSTP and Social Orientation subjects on a minimum load of 18 units taken during a semester or term;
- Maintain a good moral character to be issued by the Office of Student Affairs;
- Have no violation of the Student Code as determined by the Student Scholarship Committee;
- Have no infraction or breach of any of the terms and conditions set by the donor and/or NVSU as contained in the scholarship agreement;
- Have all incomplete grades completed before processing the scholarship except for Thesis and Practicum/OJT;
- Be in good health, physically, mentally and emotionally, as certified by a government physician or the University physician;
- Carry the required regular academic load for each semester/term, depending on the curriculum of the course he is pursuing and thus, cannot drop any of his subjects without prior approval of his adviser in consultation with the Student Scholarship Committee; and
- Subject to the conditions set by the grantor (where applicable), take leave of absence only with the prior approval of the Student Scholarship Committee.
Hereunder are the policies relative to government scholarship:
- Execution of a Memorandum of Agreement to set forth the details of scholarships between the NVSU and the donor/grantor, and the grantee/scholar and the grantor/donor;
- The Committee may permit deferment of the study grant with the concurrence of the donor/grantor in case of illness that causes substantial interruption of the scholar’s classes. This must be supported with by a medical certificate duly issued by a government physician;
- With the concurrence of the donor/grantor, another student may be selected to replace any scholar who fails. Provided, however, that in the absence of another screening, he is the next in rank among the grantees conducted during the screening by the Student Scholarship Committee. Provided further, that in case no student can duly qualify, a student in the year level of the scholar who has previously failed may be selected pursuant to the same screening procedures; and
- All other matters not covered by the guidelines shall be appropriately acted upon by the Student Scholarship Committee, subject to other pertinent policies of the University, contracts, and other similar documents.