The Scholarships for Teacher Education Programs to Upgrade Teacher Quality in the Philippines (STEP UP) is a scholarship campaign by the Philippine Business for Education (PBED), but funded by the Australian Government under the Basic Education Sector Transformation (BEST) program that seeks to attract good performing college graduates and professionals into the teaching profession by offering them competitive scholarship packages. It is a scholarship program that aims to produce 1,000 high quality teachers ready for public school employment by 2019.
The scholarship of CTP scholars shall be covered for a maximum of one year, which is the maximum length of time to finish the program. Afterwards, BLEPT review and examination assistance shall be provided. The scholarship is focused on pre-service training or training of individuals who are yet to be placed in the public school.
This scholarship requires you to maintain 85% and above general average grades. Must not drop subjects. You should take and pass the LET. After studying, you are required to teach in a public school under DepEd for 3 years for CTPs.
The partner universities are Ateneo de Naga University, Cebu Normal University, Mariano Marcos State University, Philippine Normal University, University of Santo Tomas, University of South Eastern Philippines, West Visayas State University, and the Xavier University.
After you study, you are given 3 attempts to apply to the DepEd in the duration of 5 years. However, after such time elapsed and you still have not been accepted, you are free to pursue other endeavors beyond the required return service of STEP UP.
Graduate of any Bachelor’s Degree, except Education (preferably BS Math, Medical Sciences, Literature, Social Studies, and other related courses).
Must have at least a general weighted average of 85% or equivalent in college
Must not be older than 45 years old
Full Tuition and Miscellaneous Fees
Monthly Allowance – P4,000
Semestral Book Allowance – P3,000
Semestral Uniform Allowance – P1,000
Monthly Dormitory Allowance – P2,000 (max)
One-time Relocation Allowance – P5,000 (max)
Thesis or Practice Teaching Allowance – P5,000
Reimbursable Health Allowance – P5,000 (max)
Graduation and Miscellaneous Fees – P2,000
One-time Return Allowance – P3,000 (max)
LET Assistance Package – P11,500 (max)
Further reading, http://www.stepupph.org/scholarship/
Your role as a teacher is of vital importance in assisting students achieve their potential. Take a leadership post and take on a new leadership role outside your comfort zone. If you are ready to take the challenge, download the application for here
STEP UP application form, http://online.stepupph.org/applicant/apply/new
Submit your application to
Philippine Business for Education
6F Glass Tower Building
C Palanca Street
Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines
Telephone: 02 801 8446