Cebu Don Bosco Technical College Scholarship Program | Philippine Scholarship

Cebu Don Bosco Technical College

The Catholic Salesian School runs the Don Bosco Technology Center, popularly known as the Boys’ Town, in Cebu. The school particularly distinguishes itself by giving more emphasis on the technological work of education, self-discipline, and responsibility. The Don Bosco Technology Center provides basic education in the primary, secondary and tertiary level with technical courses in electro-mechanics, industrial drafting, mechanics and woodworking for high school.


Established in 1960, it is located in Pleasant Homes Subdivision, Punta Princesa, Cebu City. Its college is not exclusively for boys. The first Salesian institution was the St. John Bosco Academy in Tarlac that was established in 1951. In the same decade, campuses in Victorias in Negros Occidental, Mandaluyong, Cebu and Makati opened.


The Salesian schools and training centers are continually growing in other parts of the Philippines. DBTC offers complete basic education, technical-vocational programs and college education. The College of Technical Education has three majors such as Major in Industrial Electronics (BSTE-IE), Major in Mechanical Technology (BSTE-MT) and Major in Furniture Technology (BSTE-FT).


The College of Engineering offers Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (BSECE), Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Major in Furniture Manufacturing (BSIE-FM) and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Specializing in Machine Design and Manufacturing (BSME-MDM).


In 2008, the College of Arts in Religious Education and Pastoral Communication that offers Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education and Pastoral (ABRelEd) was opened. On the other hand, the College of Computer Studies that offers Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) opened in 2010.



Honor student discount (Juan Bosco Scholars)

Valedictorian and Salutatorian graduates can avail of a tuition fee discount upon enrolment to any programs offered in the college department.



Mary Help of Christian Scholarship

The Mary Help of Christians Educational Assistance Fund (MHCEAF) is a tertiary scholarship program catering to the prior but deserving students who will enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Technical Education (BSTE). This scholarship is academic in nature thus, one has to qualify with the requirements of the program. There are two categories under the MHCEAF namely:



Dominic Savio Scholars

Dominic Savio is a pupil of Don Bosco. The Dominic Savio scholarship is offered to qualified students from Don Bosco schools and other schools.



  1. Conforms to all the rules and regulations of Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC).
  2. Reaches a rating of high Average in the DBTC – CEM college entrance.
  3. Maintains an attitudinal rating of at least A minus (A–).
  4. Maintains an average grade of not lower than 2.5.



Phillip Rinaldi Scholars

Phillip Rinaldi is the third successor of Don Bosco. Phillip Rinaldi scholarship is offered to qualified students from Don Bosco and other schools.



  1. Conforms to all the rules and regulations of Don Bosco Technology Center (DBTC).
  2. Reaches a rating of high Average in the DBTC – CEM college entrance.
  3. Maintains an attitudinal rating of at least A minus (A–).
  4. Maintains a grade of not lower than 2.5.



Father John Clifford Scholarship Program

Fr John Clifford was one of the pioneers of the Don Bosco Technology Center. He built the early wooden structures from the proceeds of the eggs of his poultry. He was the confessor of the boys until his death in April 6  2000.


DBTC caters to basic education students, college students, out of school youth in the Skills training Program, and the DBYC. There are approximately 479 students who are scholars of the institution at various levels.



  1. This is open to High School Students Only. Old elementary scholars will still be renewed if qualified.
  2. They will only accept one scholar per household only. This is to give chance to others.
  3. The scholars must maintain academic and technical grades of 80 and above.
  4. Conduct grade must be 85 and above.
  5. Scholarship assistance is only 50% of Academic and Technical Tuition.



Economic status of the families of scholars

  1. Lower middle-low income groups
  2. Families of single mothers/fathers (death or abandoned)
  3. Unforeseen causes (Retrenchment, restructuring, or sickness)



Working Students Scholarship Program


Out Of School Youth Scholarship Program



General Requirements

  1. Bonafide High School Student of DBTC
  2. Clear copies of birth and baptismal certificates.
  3. Xerox of card
  4. Latest Income Tax Return of parents.
  5. In the absence of ITR, barangay clearance/certification as to the parents income for the last calendar year.
  6. 1×1 latest picture




  1. 50% of Academic and Technical Tuition is given to non-parishioners of Lourdes Parish.
  2. 100% of Academic and Technical Tuition is given to our “Lourdes Parish Scholars.” and special cases.
  3. Scholars must be willing to participate in any of the community activities:
  4. Rondalla
  5. Varsities
  6. Drum and Buggle



How to apply

  1. Get Application Form at the Rector’s Office.
  2. Submits Form and Requirements to the Rector’s Office.
  3. Home visitation by the scholarship committee.
  4. Deliberations of applicants visited.
  5. Posting out of list of new scholars.
  6. Quarterly follow-up of scholars.
  7. Year-end evaluation and reporting on the scholars


Further reading,



The Don Bosco Technical College is an institution accredited by the TESDA that offers Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programs (TVET) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). To see the TESDA approved programs, you can click this



The TESDA approved programs are

Building Wiring Installation NC II (1 year)

Computer Hardware Servicing NC II (356 hours)

Machining NC I (1 year)

Machining NC I (374 hours)

Machining NC II (464 hours)

Wood and Furniture Technology (1 year)




At least 18 years of age

At least high school graduate

Copy of the NSO birth certificate

With good morale character

Undergone a pre-training assessment

Can communicate both orally and in written form



Training fees and schedule

The cost of training and tuition fees may vary depending upon the specific course of interest and the school offering the training. Training centers also may have slightly different syllabus to teach to students in a class.



Submit your application/ inquiry to

Don Bosco Technical College

Assessment Center

Pleasant Homes Subdivision

Punta Princesa, Labangon, Cebu City 6000, Philippines

Telephone: 032 272 2985, 032 273 1127, 032 273 1128




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