The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples offers the Educational Assistance Program so the youths coming from the Indigenous Peoples can pursue college education. The commission is willing to provide P10,000 per semester to IP youths who would like to pursue a college degree, with a grade average of at least 83% and up.
The cash assistance may not be enough, but they are encouraging the IPs to grab the opportunity so they can obtain adequate education for themselves. The effort is aimed to uplift their economic status and also their social status as Indigenous People.
Poor but deserving members of the Indigenous Cultural Communities or Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) who are high school graduates or college level within or covered by the jurisdiction of NCIP Regional Office can avail of the program.
Due to their economically and geographically marginalized status, the IPs educational situation is generally poor. The government sees them as inheritors of their Ancestral Domains, whom must also have access to quality education and promote intergenerational sustainability.
Poor but deserving members of the Indigenous Cultural Communities or Indigenous Peoples (ICCs/IPs) who are high school graduates or college level within or covered by the jurisdiction of NCIP Regional Office.
Bonafide member of an ethno-linguistic group in his/her community duly recognized by the NCIP.
Income of the parents or guardian must not be more than P150,000 per annum, provided that the family is not the owner of land(s) or business where the estimated income is more than P150,000 per annum.
The parents or guardian shall commit to support the child throughout his/ her studies or training.
Certificate of Confirmation (COC) on Tribe Membership
Duly accomplished application form
2 pcs 2 X 2 ID picture
For incoming freshmen: Form 138 (High School Report Card)
Income Tax Return of parents/guardians/Certificate of tax exemption
Certificate of good moral character from the former school
Please read the PDF below for EAP guidelinesIndigenous Peoples Guidelines
To release the financial assistance of the new grantee, a certificate of enrollment/ registration form/ assessment is required.
To release the financial assistance of the old grantee, they are required to show their certificate of final grades for the previous semester plus the certificate of enrollment or registration form/assessment.
Apply for the EAP
Accomplish the genealogy form
Accomplish the EAP application form
Submit all the requirements
There would be screening of applications.
Releasing of stipends in the regional office requires a presentation of 2 valid IDs. Accomplish acknowledgement receipt (AR) and the disbursement voucher (DV).
Further reading, https://www.ncipro67.com.ph/services/educational-assistance-program-eap/
Submit your application to
National Commission On Indigenous Peoples
Region Vi & VII
3rd floor CPBC Building
Fajardo Street, Iloilo City, Philippines
Telephone: 033 509 9815